Patrick Hynes is the global leader for Spencer Stuart’s Leadership Advisory Services, advising clients on a range of leadership, succession and culture issues. In addition, he works with clients in the professional services and technology industries as a member of the firm's Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Business & Professional Services and Human Resources practices. Formerly, Patrick was the co-head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and manager of Spencer Stuart’s London office.

Consulting and leadership experience

  • Prior to joining the firm, Patrick spent 20 years in a career spanning technology and management consultancy. He began his career designing semiconductors in the research laboratories of Philips in Eindhoven before spending three years at Robert Bosch in Germany.
  • After earning his MBA, Patrick joined Boston Consulting Group, where he spent five years focusing on strategic, operational and organisational assignments in the technology, industrial and healthcare sectors.
  • Patrick was chief executive officer of Blue Flag, the online services company owned by the law firm Linklaters. He also has held senior management positions in technology startups focusing on e-commerce and business process transformation.

Patrick holds a first-class engineering degree and an MSc in microelectronics from Trinity College in Dublin and has an MBA from INSEAD.