Ian Patten BSc MBCS CEng


Ian has 30 years’ experience in programme/project delivery and business consulting. He spent 13 years at Logica, 2 years with VSO in Zimbabwe and 12 years at Charteris before becoming a partner in X-net Chambers in 2011.

At home in large and complex systems integration programmes,  Ian has proven track record in covering everything from requirements gathering through to post-implementation support. Notable examples include work for UK Central Government and the NatWest and Ulster technology integration programmes for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group.

Ian is equally at home with short, sharp, highly focused assignments, having undertaken business consulting assignments with Reuters and the Isle of Man Government, amongst others. His strategic insights and clear, focused reports and presentations are highly valued.

Ian attributes much in his personal development from his 2 years as a Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) volunteer in Zimbabwe, where he learned how to accomplish the seemingly impossible with little backup or support from home. He also acquired an ability to share skills and communicate effectively with colleagues from a different cultures, something which stands him in good stead for communicating effectively with diverse groups, setting strategy, and gaining buy-in to key decisions.

Ian has consistently shown himself to be an effective leader with strong technical, motivational and communication skills. His reputation for getting things done additionally owes much to his pragmatism, good humour and tenacity. He therefore has proven stamina for long and challenging assignments should that be required.