Professor Patrick Dunne OBE is Chair of board consultancy Boardelta and the charities The Royal Voluntary Service and ESSA- Education Sub Saharan Africa.

Patrick’s executive experience was with Air Products and with FTSE 100 private equity 3i Group plc where he was Communications Director, a member of its Operating committee and Chair of its Operational Risk forum.

He has helped Chairs across a wide range of sectors in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America to transform the effectiveness of their boards through Boardelta. A member of the Higgs review and author of the award winning “Boards” he has helped to establish many successful courses on board skills over the last twenty years including for the BVCA, Invest Europe and the Financial Times, as well as for numerous commercial and social sector organisations.

Patrick has a passion for education and is a former member of the General Council of the University of Warwick, a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, and an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School. He was also the Founding Chair of the EY Foundation and former Chair of the Oversight Board for the Chartered Management Consultant and trustee of the Chartered Management Institute.

Awarded an OBE in the King’s 2023 Birthday Honours list for services to charity and philanthropy in Africa and the UK.