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Pat Browne

Pat Browne

With: University of Aberdeen

Role: Head of Business Improvement

Pat leads a team of specialists who use a lean approach to provide facilitation and training across the university. They work primarily in the university’s major change agendas, many of which include transformative technology. Pat has worked in Higher Education for five years and has been a Lean leader/practitioner since 2004.

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Making lean an integral part of existing change agendas

The University of Aberdeen has been using lean methods since 2009 establishing its own business improvement team in 2012. Pat Browne, who heads up the team, explains why finding a good fit, aligned with the institution’s priorities, is crucial to directing resources and making a difference.