John Butler

Retired President

World Courier


John led the World Courier business, spanning more than 140 company-owned offices in 50+ countries. He joined as a sales representative in Birmingham, UK in 1981 and progressed in management roles across multiple regions, including Country Manager for Australia in 1984 and Canada in 1989. It was in Toronto during the late 1980s where he assisted in the development of the clinical trial service offering. In the early 1990s he was involved in setting up World Courier’s internal order entry system World-STAR. John became UK MD in 1996 and his remit grew to include Ireland, Middle East and Africa throughout the early 2000s. John has held the role of President of World Courier since December 2012.