Who We Are

Christiane Hutchinson, MBA

Christiane set up Catalyst Management Partners in 2007, following twenty five years working with small and medium size businesses across the UK, Japan, and Ireland. Over the years, her areas of interventions and skills have ranged from growth strategies, export trading and turnaround management. (She was a member founder and President of the Irish Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association until 2015). She has a deep understanding of her clients’ business cycles, having advised them across the spectrum from start-ups, fast growth and decline. This understanding is at the core of the Catalyst MP’s offering: the ability to start from the right starting point, in order to help business owners achieve their wealth creation objectives, in a practical and results oriented way.

Christiane studied Japanese at the Oriental Institute(Sorbonne Nouvelle University) in Paris, and English (Masters Degree). She holds a MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Glasgow, UK.

Christiane Hutchinson, MBA
Robert Hutchinson MBA, MIPD, ICF

Before getting involved in Catalyst MP, Robert spent over thirty years in HR in the drinks industry where he was Head of HR for Diageo Ireland and in retail as HR Director for the Superquinn chain of supermarkets. He has a wide range of strategic, functional, commercial and consulting skills and is committed to creating an impact that focuses on delivering a sustainable commercial return. His core talent lies in working with top teams and shareholders and deploy a range of performance management strategies and leadership coaching. 

Robert holds a MBA from Cranfield Business School, UK. He is also a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Robert Hutchinson MBA, MIPD, ICF
Pat Lonergan, ACMA

Pat is a qualified Management Accountant with thirty five year experience gained in various multinationals and smaller industries, from FMCG and Software through to Financial Services. Having covered a large variety of roles over the years, he has gained valuable insights into how to ensure the Finance message is packaged, and is understood by non-Finance teams.

 A strong advocate of ensuring reporting is “fit for purpose”, with proven skills in simplifying accounting procedures, he brings strong problem solving and interpersonal skills, is an affirmed data freak, is analytical, self motivated and with a sleeves rolled up attitude.

Pat brings the valuable finance arm to Catalyst strategy services, and ensures that what we get done gets measured, in order to increase the value and wealth of our clients and their businesses.

Pat Lonergan, ACMA
Shay Lynch

Shay is Catalyst’s Lean specialist. He is a qualified Engineer with over 17 years industrial, consulting & business experience. Throughout these years Shay worked through many sectors ranging from Automotive, Electronic, Medical Device, Postal, traditional manufacturing, renewable energy, with excellent international experience, teaching companies firstly how to become effective and then how to sustain this process themselves.

Shay has always been fascinated with operations excellence. No matter what business, what sector or what size, developing efficient & effective processes will ABSOLUTELY improve on your current positioning. Transferring pressure from people onto systems is at the core of our scalability approach for our growth clients, once the wealth creation strategy is crafted.

Shay Lynch
John Boydell LLB

A corporate-commercial lawyer with over thirty-five years experience working closely with management teams in businesses across a variety of sectors. Through good times and recessions, understanding appropriate strategies for ambitious clients in both UK and international transactions has made John a trusted advisor for companies seeking growth or renewal. An entrepreneur in his own right, John formed, in 1998, his own internet services company, which developed its own secure money transmission and online shopping software, was an ISP and offered early access to VOIP services. A long list of contacts, both domestic and international, helps early advances in many projects, including those seeking additional funding or off-market opportunities. John is representing the Catalyst MP UK team.

John studied law at the University of Liverpool and at the UK’s College of Law. He is an experienced non-executive director and board chairman.

John Boydell LLB

Execution is central to Catalyst’s signature strength. We have a specially selected panel of close associates with whom we have been collaborating for over a decade, and can bring a mix of talent pool together to suit project needs in areas such as Project Management, Executive Search and Selection, Restructuring and Turnaround, Online marketing and strategies, Branding and Marketing.

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