Patrick has worked as a consultant since 1995 with organisations in both the private and public sector, mainly on issues to do with organisational structure and change. He specialises in using systems approaches for analysing and designing organisations and work processes. Patrick is a specialist in working with very large complex organisations including whole sectors. He has developed methodologies for several difficult business problems:
• Large-scale organisational change
• Strategic risk
• Measuring management performance
• Measuring organisational agility
• Collaborative governance
• Business Strategy
He has worked on many restructuring projects, analysing structural weaknesses, designing appropriate solutions and practical change plans.
Patrick ran an engineering business for 13 years before becoming a consultant. He has written numerous research papers, is a regular keynote speaker at conferences, has contributed to several books on systems, organisation and management, is the author of a book on organisation published by Wiley in 2008 and another on strategy to be published by Gower in 2016. He chairs SCiO a group of systems practitioners and is a Visiting Research Fellow at Cranfield School of Management.