meet the extended Team
Ennovate collaborates and works with many talented and innovative partners and has built up a network of renowned and accomplished professionals. A number of these people now sit on Ennovate’s advisory board, and are involved in the development of new business offers, thought leadership, and project delivery.
Patrick Haighton, Strategy PractiCe Leader
Patrick’s independent Board level strategy consulting practice since 1981 has ranged over a wide variety of clients from large multinationals to small companies and includes advisory, strategic planning, project management and interim executive assignments.
Assignments have covered a wide range of industries, different kinds of organisations, all sorts of problems and opportunities in banking and financial services (American Express, Standard Chartered, Riggs Private Bank, AGBisset), manufacturing (GE, Pitney Bowes, Smiths Industries, BPB), process and service business (Makshaff, Media Communications Group, CEPEC) sectors. Implementation has included transformational change programmes, acquisitions & disposals, and startups.
Recent projects include setting up UK financial services firms with personal and corporate authorisations from the Financial Services Authority. He is a member of the Good Governance Forum of Tomorrow’s Company working on issues of corporate leadership and Board effectiveness. He is a Director of Seedrs, a Financial Services startup, and of WCMC concerned with provision of biodiversity information.
His career background combines an executive career - operations management in Africa and the Middle East with Shell International, Manager of Alaskan Oil for Standard Oil in the US, Strategic Planning Chief Executive for the BOC Group - with strategic consulting - McKinsey and the Michael Allen Company in the US, P H I Associates and CRA in the UK.
He is a Chartered Engineer with an Engineering degree from Cambridge and an MBA in finance from Wharton.
Dr. Paul Marsden, Advisory Board Member
Paul holds a PhD in Psychology and is a Certified Net Promoter Associate. He led a research team at the London School of Economics that validated the link between word of mouth reputation and business growth. He specialises in online Public Relations, social media marketing, and digital ethnography. This helps marketing agencies develop and deliver effective online Public Relations and marketing strategies for their clients. To find out more about Paul, please link to his website at www.viralculture.com
JIM O'BRIEN, ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Jim joined Ennovate in February 2010 as a member of our Advisory Board. Jim has over 20 years experience working at senior levels in relationship banking. Jim is an acute deal maker who enjoys connecting people and making things happen. He has established a number of advisory businesses and brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of building businesses in Ireland. Jim qualified as an Investment Analyst with the Society of Investment Analysts and holds a Diploma in Business Administration.