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Chris Paton

Chris Paton

Managing Director, Quirk Solutions Ltd

Chris is a recognised leader in the field of gaming, transformation and change.  He has delivered consultancy to a wide range of public and private sector organisations, mostly at Corporate Level.  He has lectured on the London Business School Executive Education programme, as well as given talks in New York to Fortune 500 C-Suite Executives.  Published in the Harvard Business Review in 2010 with an article on managing complex and uncertain situations, Chris has also had an article appear in Strategy Magazine in 2018 and in Business Continuity Magazine. 

In his former career, he spent 18 years in the Royal Marines, culminating in being Head of Afghan Strategy to the David Cameron Government and was responsible for the strategy to extract all UK combat troops and their equipment in a 2-year timeframe.  This was one of the largest strategic change programmes the UK had undertaken for over 60 years. Chris melds this government-level experience with a decade of consultancy in the commercial sphere, supporting clients such as Expo 2020, Waitrose, Shell, the NHS and Drax Group through far-reaching transformation and change, or launching new products and services.  He is adept at managing a wide range of stakeholders from the most Senior Executives and Government Leaders, down to team leads and junior employees, ensuring that all perspectives are brought to the table in a ‘diversity of thought’ approach.  He takes great enjoyment from helping teams generate new insights that hadn’t previously been considered – by enabling everyone to offer their thoughts in a safe space.  An engaging and enthusiastic individual, he is known for bringing energy to all he does.


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