About Patrick

Patrick Mayfield is the founding director of pearcemayfield, a training and consultancy business. He has helped author best management practice methods such as 'PRINCE2' (1996), MSP ‘Managing Successful Programmes’ (2007) and now PPE, the pathbreaking book about People Engagement.

Patrick 4Patrick Mayfield is Chairman and founder of pearcemayfield, a leading international provider of learning solutions and support services in the fields of leadership and change management through projects and programmes.

Patrick began his career in local government, rising through the ranks of management to become systems development manager for the City of Oxford in the mid-1980s, where he led a rapid growth in the Council’s systems development and support capability.

 In 1990, he joined BT’s Yellow Pages and set up the first private sector project management office to support the original version of PRINCE. He designed scaling approaches to the application of PRINCE, as well as developing a customised approach   for Yellow Pages.

In 1993, the UK Government invited Patrick to join the management team that delivered PRINCE2™ when he also became an author of the method.

By the time PRINCE2™ was launched, Patrick had already left BT to set up pearcemayfield and the APM Group invited him to become Lead Moderator on its Exam Board, where he continued his association with PRINCE2.

Over the same period, the Buzan Organisation licensed Patrick to train in the Mental Literacy™ techniques of Tony Buzan. This influenced the expression of pearcemayfield’s consultancy and training solutions, making them more client-centric, and therefore more effective.

One of his key assignments for APM Group was to co-develop a training resource kit for Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). He co-authored the 3rd edition of the MSP manual (released September 2007).

Patrick is a popular and experienced speaker and has addressed wide variety of audiences on topics such as benefits realisation, leadership, Mind Mapping™, stress, creativity and project management.