“Having run 20 businesses around the globe for JPMorganChase and the Asian Development Bank, been among the founders of International Power Plc, and having sat on 16 Boards of Directors, both public and private, I have had the opportunity in recent years to work with Patrick Smith in a strategic turnaround situation.
I find him to have a deep understanding of Strategy, Risk Management and Corporate Resilience. He is extremely well grounded in the fundamentals of cross border, corporate strategic development and is an articulate, effective and eminently practical partner in implementation. And, most important of all, he has strong interpersonal skills. I enjoyed working with Patrick”
John D. Taylor, Non Executive Director, Princeton, New Jersey, US
"Patrick's extraordinary grasp of any business problem is what will strike you first but it is his genuine interest in the people and purpose of your entreprise that makes him the rarest of consultants. When combined, these qualities allow him to provide any leadership team with highly valuable insights and well tailored, practical plans"
Tim Yeates, MD, Axco Global Information Services
"Patrick is a resourceful and energetic risk professional who clearly understands the value which effective risk management can bring to corporate strategy. His focus on the value of effective strategy has been demonstrated clearly during his period in office as AIRMIC Chairman"
John Hurrell, CEO, Airmic
"Patrick is quick to understand complex issues, offer creative solutions and is able to harness a wealth of business experience. Patrick’s style is supportive, thoughtful and incisive. His ability to offer practical advice coupled with the warmth of his approach makes him an excellent mentor"
Penny Mitchell, Global Strategy Manager
“We were honoured to have Patrick as the keynote speaker at this year’s Risk Forum Melbourne. Like all great risk managers, Patrick is a fantastic communicator and delivered an outstanding presentation. Drawing on his vast experience as a risk professional, Patrick offered a compelling vision for the future of risk. His willingness to share his personal experiences as a risk manager ensured his presentation was relevant, engaging and inspiring. Thanks Patrick!”
William Sanders, Publishing Director Europe Middle East and Asia-Pacific, Newsquest