Comments from a range of executives and management who have experienced working with our Managing Director, Patrick Robertson, in his past consulting roles.

Dan MacSweeney, CEO, Carbery Group

“Patrick has been providing advice to our Remuneration Committee over the last 3 years. In that time, he has designed performance based incentives and provided market remuneration data for executives in Ireland and internationally. The Remuneration Committee has been very satisfied with the advice that Patrick has provided over that time and also with the clear manner in which he communicates this advice to them. He has built up a strong degree of trust in the relationship with the Remuneration Committee, which is so important. I would have no hesitation in recommending Patrick for similar work in the future.”

Domhnal Slattery, CEO, Avolon

“Patrick provided advice to the Avolon Remuneration Committee on compensation structures to support the business as it developed its platform and team on a global basis.”

Lorcan Dowd, Group Company Secretary, Kingspan Group plc

“Patrick has been an advisor to the Kingspan Remuneration Committee in recent years. He has advised the Committee on executive benchmarking, peer group selection and both short and long term incentive plan design. His advice has always been both thorough and professional, and delivered in an efficient and user-friendly style.”

Tom Gallagher, Head of Reward, Smurfit Kappa

“Patrick has provided reward consulting advice to Smurfit Kappa for over 5 years. This has included providing advice on international executive reward structures across a number of countries that Smurfit Kappa operate in.”

Martha C. White, VP, HR & Corporate Social Responsibility, Bridgestone EMEA

“I have worked with Patrick on several projects both in my current role with Bridgestone EMEA as well as when I was with Schering-Plough. In particular, Patrick’s advice and counsel was instrumental in the revision of our incentive programs in order to drive business performance and employee engagement and retention. I first met Patrick when I was with Schering-Plough and we had multiple sites in Ireland all with varying compensation and benefit approaches. He supported our objective to redesign our total compensation structure including the redesign of our pension scheme and benefits model.”

Jim Woulfe, CEO, Dairygold

“Patrick has been an advisor to Dairygold on senior management remuneration, Board fees and the development of appropriate incentive plans to support the delivery of organisations strategy. He has also acted as a trusted advisor on an external Remuneration Committee that I chair.  I have no hesitation in recommending Patrick for such consultancy projects.”

Scott Rankin, Shareholding and Financial Advisory Division, Department of Finance

“Patrick successfully led a significant project reviewing the remuneration arrangements in the Irish Banks in receipt of Government support.  This complex project involved multi-year remuneration and benefits analysis and dealing with a wide range of stakeholders involved.”

Paddy Larkin, CEO, Mutual Energy, NI

“Patrick successfully led an evaluation and benchmarking project for us covering management and staff roles across our business”

Denis Cregan, Non-Executive Director (former HR Director of Kerry Group)

“In my previous role as HR Director of Kerry Group, Patrick provided advice to me on international compensation structures for over 30 countries. He also evaluated roles, advised on the design of grading and facilitated reward design workshops.  In my more recent role as a Board member, Patrick has advised the organisation on future incentive arrangements.”

Jim Norris, HR Director, Allstate Northern Ireland

“Patrick successfully led a commissioned compensation survey in Northern Ireland over a number of years that I participated in. He actively helped us through the process and advised on the use of the data. He also provided a greater insight to our long term incentive plans for our senior executives.”

Sue Adam-Reynolds, HR Leader, Pfizer

“Patrick successfully led a very significant project to review and harmonise compensation and benefits across all the Pfizer sites in Ireland.  Dealing with the local and international HR leadership, Patrick provided a range of comprehensive reports to assist management decision making.”

Ken Heade, Finance Director, Irish Farmers Association

“I would like to thank you for your help and professionalism during our time of need.”

Gerry Donnelly, Company Secretary, Senior Civil Servants Association

“Over the years, Patrick has successfully provided the Association with a range of specialist advice on remuneration and evaluation including leading a project to provide an international benchmarking comparison for Senior Civil Servants in Ireland.”

Martin Langan, HR, Central Bank of Ireland

 “In the past Patrick has provided a range of consulting support to the Bank including leading projects on evaluation and benchmarking across the Central Bank’s operations and an attraction and retention review.”

Aaron Forde, CEO, Aurivo

" Patrick has successfully advised Aurivo on executive and management remuneration over the last few years.  He has also been an advisor to the Remuneration committee on a international organisation which I currently chair.”

Donal O’Sullivan, HR Director, Novartis

“ Patrick successfully provided advice to Novartis on remuneration, grading and job evaluation for over 10 years.  This included evaluating roles at all levels of the business and designing a grading structure for our manufacturing operations in Cork."

Majella Darcy, Group HR Director, Ornua

“Patrick has supported the Board and Remuneration Committee of Ornua over recent years on senior executive compensation, incentive plans and he has also advised the company on international compensation for a number of our roles.”

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