The Catalyze Team
At Catalyze we have a strong experienced team of consultants, lead facilitators, decision scientists and software engineers. The depth of this team allows us to apply the most appropriate resource to meet our clients’ requirements.
Bob is Managing Director of Catalyze. He brings over 30 years experience in the consulting business holding a number of senior management positions including business consulting, innovation, strategic planning and new market development. Before starting Catalyze in 2001 Bob was a Partner and Director in Hewlett-Packard’s European Consulting business. Bob enjoys using his experience and skills to help clients in realising the potential of their organisations. He holds a degree in Engineering, is a Member of the IET and an active Member of the International Decision Conference Forum (IDCF).
Dr Kevin Bossley
Kevin is a Director and Principal Consultant at Catalyze. He helps organisations with a wide range of portfolio planning and management challenges, such as strategic balance of investment; rationalising and delivering large R&D portfolios; developing operating plans; setting up portfolio governance structures and financial management methods; and generally helping to develop and mature the PMO. He has a degree in cybernetics and control engineering and a doctorate from Southampton University’s Electronic and Computer Science Department, and is on the committee of the OR Society’s decision analysis special interest group (DASIG).
Paul is a Principal Consultant and Managing Director of Catalyze Asia Pacific. His skills and experience include facilitation, design and implementation of structured decision-making processes, senior client and stakeholder engagement, programme management and business development. He has worked extensively within government and the private sector in Australia, NZ and the UK. Recently he has been involved in facilitating many key decision points for major programmes and strategic planning initiatives within Defence in New Zealand and Australia. Paul is committed to changing the way organisations make strategic decisions, by adopting collaborative, value-focused decision-making with clear, open communication.
Malcolm Cree CBE
Malcolm is a Principal Consultant at Catalyze. Before joining Catalyze, Malcolm served as a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy, leading a comprehensive transformation programme in Navy Command. He has facilitated many Decision Conferences and instigated a strategic Balance of Investment process in the Navy’s HQ and drove the adoption of Portfolio, Programme and Project management across the Command. He has a special interest in the practical application of decision theory. Malcolm has an Honours Degree in History from Bristol University, a Masters in International Security and Strategy from King’s College London and is a graduate of the French Collège Interarmées de Defense. He is an Associate Professor of Exeter University’s Strategy and Security Institute. Malcolm was appointed CBE in the 2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours.
Edward is a Principal Consultant at Catalyze, based in Wellington. His extensive experience includes providing advice to Ministers through appointments in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, as Military Secretary to the Minister of Defence, and from policy advisor roles in government departments. As a consultant, Edward has supported strategic reviews and prioritisation with the New Zealand Defence Force and New Zealand Police Force. Edward has a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Victoria University, a Masters in International Studies from King’s College London and Master of Science from University of Auckland. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.
Amber is Catalyze’s Office Manager. She has recently completed a degree in Business and Economics from The Open University. Amber manages the day to day to running of the UK office and provides administrative support to our global delivery teams. She enjoys applying the theory of her academic study to her work at Catalyze, which includes HR, marketing and finance.
Patrick is a Consultant and Lead Analyst at Catalyze. He helps clients design, structure and embed decision-making processes, covering data collection, data analysis and management, MI and business intelligence. He has undertaken a broad range of consulting roles within the UK MoD and major Financial Service institutions on business transformation and software implementation. Patrick also leads the development of the Catalyze strategic portfolio prioritisation and management toolset. He has a Masters degree in Strategic Entrepreneurship and an Honours degree in Management Sciences from the University of Southampton.
Alison is a Consultant at Catalyze and is based in Auckland. She has a broad range of experience of both internal and external consultancy, with expertise in workshop facilitation, process modelling and design, and project management. Her recent experience includes working with a multi-national original equipment manufacturer to incorporate and embed MCDA and Decision Conferencing. She has worked extensively across the public sector, including the New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Police Force and Counties Manukau Health, helping to implement portfolio planning and Decision Conferencing. Alison has a Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Will is a Consultant and Lead Analyst at Catalyze. He combines strong analytic skills developed in scientific research with project knowledge from working in the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. His final role in Dstl was the embedding of Science and Technology into Navy Command with the creation of a team of Science Gateways to support the Navy’s tasking and exploitation of scientific research. He led analysis in Navy Command including the redesigning of the Navy Command Capability Audit. Will has worked across Dstl including postings to MOD Main Building, Permanent Joint Headquarters, UK Missile Defence Centre and as the UK Exchange Scientist at the US Joint National Integration Centre. He has a Masters in Mathematics from Oxford University, is a chartered Mathematician and Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
Dr Grace O’Connor
Grace is a Consultant at Catalyze. Her main roles include process design, data analysis, requirements gathering and tool design. She combines strong analysis skills developed in scientific research with a broad base of consulting experience and enjoys supporting organisations in applying best practice techniques to their portfolio management. Grace is a certified practitioner of Management of Portfolios (MoP) and has recently worked to help embed Project, Programme and Portfolio management at Army HQ. Grace has a PhD and MSci in Astrophysics.
Kate is Office Administrator at Catalyze. She manages relationships with many of our key suppliers and customers and provides administrative support to the consultancy teams. Kate has completed an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration and enjoys learning the inner-workings of a global business through her role at Catalyze.
Pete is a Consultant at Catalyze. He supports clients facing strategic decisions and complex challenges in the context of multiple stakeholders. Pete works with clients to design and facilitate interventions into complex and contentious situations, and enjoys helping people see things from different perspectives. His career has spanned engineering and project management, as well as business development and commercial roles. Pete has Honours and Masters degrees in Electronics from UMIST, is a member of the IET and a Chartered Engineer. He also has the CIM Diploma in Marketing. He has been an active participant in the ‘Leading Complex Projects’ consortium and is a non-executive director of SCiO (Systems and Cybernetics in Organisation).
Jeremy is a Consultant at Catalyze, based in Wellington. His skills and experiences include leading project management, workshop facilitation, stakeholder engagement, portfolio management and business case development. He works with clients to ensure stakeholders at all levels are actively engaged and that dialogue is supported by well-researched and requisite analysis. Jeremy holds an MBA from the Victoria University of Wellington and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Otago.
Tony has over 25 years commercial sales experience working primarily in the banking and asset finance industry for leading organisations like Lloyds Banking group, BNP Paribas, Royal Bank of Scotland and CNH Capital. Working for these businesses has given him valuable insights into B2B sales and negotiation, business relationship building and business management strategy. This experience gives him a unique advantage when talking to business managers and executives about the business aims and objectives of their organisations.