Patricia is a highly respected consultant, author and practitioner in foresight and strategy development, future thinking and innovation. She uses foresight, horizon scanning and futures tools to help organisations to develop insight into emerging trends, develop a successful strategy based on this insight and then implement the changes needed to carry the strategy out. She has worked in Europe, EMEA, Asia and the USA and Canada. She is multilingual in English, Dutch and Nepali.
Patricia has held senior roles at Logica (Software Development), Motorola (Organisational Development), and at BP (Strategy and Organisational Learning) where she led innovation and creativity activities in Exploration and Production teams as well as leading organisation-wide change projects. She was a Programme Director at Management Centre Europe, a Visiting Executive Fellow at Henley Business School and the CIPD Faculty Member for OD, Scenario Planning and Foresight.
She is a SAMI Principal with recent projects including the Construction Industry Training Board, ETUI, the European Commission and the Government Office for Science. She is a Board Member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) and responsible for their Emerging Fellows programme. She has recently run interactive Foresight sessions for London Business School’s Executive Education, the Institute of Directors, Pepperdine University’s MSOD programme, Association for Strategic Planning and many through the APF.
Patricia has written numerous articles and is the author of Strategic Foresight: Learning from the Future. She is co-author of business handbooks Beyond Crisis: Achieving Renewal in a Turbulent World, Here be Dragons, Megatrends and How to Survive them: preparing for 2032, and New Shoots. She regularly publishes thought pieces and blogs through Long Finance and Radix, often with Gill Ringland, and their next co-authored book is in preparation.