• Patrick Phelan
  • International Business Development Consultant

About Patrick

Patrick is a chartered engineer with an MBA, and has over 25 years’ experience in Managing Director roles, of which 12 years were leading businesses with Private Equity investment. In particular he has considerable experience in leading rapid growth companies in the offshore energy sector, from £5m to £100m revenue.

He has successfully guided businesses through the challenges of low oil price environments, and in JDR he created one of Britain’s major manufacturing success stories in the offshore wind industry. He has opened overseas branches in Norway, North America, Thailand, Malaysia, Egypt and UAE. As the founder of Energy Business Catalyst (EBC), he now provides specialist leadership support to the boards of companies operating in both the Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind sectors. He works as a consultant, non-exec director, or non-exec chair on the boards of a range of companies in the UK and Europe. He is also Chair of the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR), a trade body of around 300 companies operating in the offshore energy sector.