Over the last twenty years Pat has provided strategic support to a wide range of companies and organisations, from major oil companies to independent record labels, from a business school in China to the Scottish Parliament. Pat is a founding member of, and the facilitator of, the International Futures Forum.
Pat specialises in facilitating at the senior executive level, often in high risk situations. He has a particular interest in using creative approaches to difficult problems. He maintains a holistic, yet focused, perspective on the circumstances organisations face in the 21st century. Pat has built on his background in engineering, change management and strategy through his relationships with Jim Ewing and Max Boisot and he has developed his practice while designing and facilitating meetings and conferences for clients. A focus of Pat's work has been the successful implementation of strategy, in particular working with change, learning and culture to produce measurable results.
Pat has lived in a number of overseas locations and continues to work in different locations around the world. His first degree is in Mechanical Engineering and he has a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering. He held a number of positions in the exploration division of a major oil company from 1975 to 1995 including Drilling Operations, Training, Change Management and Strategy and Planning.
Pamela’s first degree in Business Management and Masters in information Management complement Pat’s technical expertise; and over the years Pamela has built up a thorough knowledge of ForthRoad’s philosophy with a depth of expertise in the proprietary tools and techniques ForthRoad brings having practised with them since 2000. She also leads solo projects; coaching and developing high potential leaders to enable successful delivery of complex projects in multi lingual, multi-cultural environments.
Pamela’s understanding of the enabling conditions for successful implementation, and her attention to detail are second to none. She ensures that interventions and engagements are set up thoroughly and rigorously followed through to ensure lasting and sustained outcomes. She combines her expertise in technology with her ability to listen and focus on complex conversations involving multiple participants to create both detailed and summarised records of events. These documents or videos capture learning and insights for participants and for use beyond the event itself. Pamela also applies her award winning event management style to ensure every detail is attended to. Pamela works all over the world with ForthRoad’s international clients and as a member of the International Futures Forum.
Alan has been with ForthRoad since 1999, and has worked on a broad variety of projects with our clients in that time – highlights have included co-ordinating the implementation of an SAP system for one of the UK's largest petrochemical sites, supporting the HR process of a major organisational change, training leaders and managers in change management methodologies and creating a global change network for a leading international mining group, designing and implementing a tracking database which automated the process of compiling performance data for a major oil field operator, and facilitating workshops for numerous project and leadership teams.
Alan's experience in change consultancy and facilitation with ForthRoad complements his previous background as a business process analyst, and his honours degree in Economics. Alan is a passionate football fan, and balances his ForthRoad role with the position of Chief Executive at Supporters Direct Scotland, a cooperative organisation which helps football supporters gain influence in the running and ownership of their club, and works to improve the social impact of football clubs at all levels. He is also the chairman of Raith Supporters Trust, which owns a major shareholding in Raith Rovers FC, one of Scotland’s oldest professional football clubs.