Pat is the founder and Managing Director of Thompson Dunn.

An expert in the field of leadership assessment and development, she has over 25 years of international experience working with top level individuals, teams and organisations. Pat’s interests are in working with CEOs, organisational culture and creativity in business.

Pat’s business career began in recruitment working as a pioneering business psychologist for Michael Page and later Whitehead Mann in the audit and assessment of top teams. She created Thompson Dunn in 1990 with the desire to focus on the long-term needs of corporate clients. Her career began in education where she was a senior psychologist for the Inner London Education Authority.

Pat has an honours degree in Psychology and Certificate in Education from Manchester University. She holds an Msc in Developmental Psychology from London University and later studied for an Msc in Organisational Consulting from Ashridge Management College. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Member of the Associations of Business and Educational Psychology.


LANCE MOIR, chairman

Lance was CFO of WIN plc, the leading enabler of mobile technology services. He was formerly at Cranfield School of Management where he was a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Accounting and where he advised large groups on strategy and financial management. He also taught actively on major management development programmes.

He has over 20 years international finance experience including the roles of Group Finance Director of First Choice Holidays plc, Director of Corporate Finance at Bass plc and Head of Corporate Finance and Planning at Storehouse plc. He is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, where he also served on the Council. He is a non-executive director of Gartmore Global Trust plc.



Michael joined Thompson Dunn as a Consultant Psychologist in October 2012. His interest in the psychology of business was sparked during his undergraduate Psychology MA at the University of Edinburgh. He then moved to London to work towards an MSc in Organisational Psychology at City University, which he achieved with Distinction.

Michael’s interests range from leadership, development and assessment to the overlap between occupational and sporting psychological principles. This overlap was the motivation for his thesis research that explored the work-recovery experiences of professional cricketers, and the resulting practical and health implications for individual sporting professionals and regulatory bodies.

Michael has developed an extensive portfolio of international client work during his time with Thompson Dunn, specialising in executive recruitment assessment, leadership development and coaching. He works very closely with Managing Director and Principal Psychologist Pat Thompson to deliver in depth developmental and recruitment assessment work on behalf of clients around the world. As of March 2016, Michael took on the role of Senior Consultant Psychologist at Thompson Dunn.

In addition to his work as a Psychologist, Michael has been a major driving force behind the development and production of the Decision Profile. His input has seen the instrument grow and to become a world class assessment tool available to licensed clients, globally. He offers unique support and coaching services to help businesses to understand and develop their decision making culture and talent.

Michael is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and is currently working towards his Chartership in Occupational Psychology.


Dr Garry Hunt, Associate Consultant

Garry is a Businessman, Scientist, Broadcaster and Writer. He has more than 35 years of experience as an executive and non executive Director and an extensive contact network, having served on numerous national and international Boards, from start-ups and SMEs to plcs, in a wide range of sectors (IT, media, HR, search and selection, PR, conferences).

Gary is now Managing Partner of Elbury Enterprises and a visiting Professor at the School of Business and Law, Kingston University. He has served on many Boards worldwide as an Executive Director at PA, Logica Consultancy (CEO), ICL Group and Non executive Director with such PR Media companies as Fleishmann Hillard, Rowland Worldwide, Access Conferences International, as well as Sequent Computers, EDS, International Imaging Systems (USA), HW Group plc, Trustmarque plc, One Stop Click, Globebyte, SECPay and Ernst & Young (UK).

He is an experienced and frequent communicator, on television and radio, and at Universities and Boardrooms throughout the world, and has written 9 books. Originally an international scientist and member of NASA (JPL/CalTech), he holds 4 awards for his research activities. Garry has also held many appointments in leading UK and US Universities as a Professor of Atmospheric Physics. Garry is a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002.

Aly-Khan Jamal, Associate Consultant

Aly-Khan has been a strategy and management consultant since 1998 when he joined Andersen.  His career has spanned working in consulting firms large and small in several countries, before forming his own independent practice.  He has advised across a broad range of sectors, including retail, FMCG, business process outsourcing, media, telecoms, leisure and multinational NGOs.

Throughout, Aly-Khan has worked with a diverse set of leaders of organisations large and small, and helped them to drive superior performance from their teams and assets.

Aly-Khan now divides his time between corporate advisory, interim management and non-profits, with a particular interest in assisting social enterprises start-up and scale their activities.  He holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Economics from McGill.



Andy Gannon, Associate Consultant

An entrepreneur, mentor, communicator and leader, Andy enjoys a varied and fulfilling portfolio career that includes the directorships – both executive and non-executive – of various organisations, a burgeoning reputation for coaching & mentoring both established and upcoming business and sales leaders, and a rewarding mix of pro bono work.

Andy is also a talented change manager and organisational designer, and has led several breakthrough projects leading to the repositioning of entire businesses – and resulting in significant improvements in their growth and profitability. He has managed a number of international businesses and teams, both in his executive leadership roles during a distinguished 19-year career in sales, business and general management within Hewlett Packard, and since. Over the last decade alone, Andy has managed businesses ranging from 10 employees to thousands, and with turnovers from £1.5 million to $1.5 billion.

Having gained comprehensive experience in boardrooms, offices, and sites around the world, Andy is now passionate about sharing his learnings with the business leaders of the future. He has gained an excellent reputation as a qualified executive coach & mentor and applies his energies both in the commercial market sectorwith activities in the charity and social context.