PJ Fitzpatrick is a Director of Praesta, a Leadership Development Business that provides Senior Executive Coaching to Irish and Multinational Companies. Praesta’s client companies and organisations cover a broad spectrum including large listed international and national companies, private companies, small and medium-sized companies, professional partnerships, representative bodies, state owned companies, 3rd level institutions and other public organisations.
He has coached clients on transitioning to CEO/Executive roles, working with Chairs and non-executive board members, leadership development, developing their teams, succession planning; performance management; culture change; transformational change; employee relations; managing stakeholders; managing relationships with Government and its agencies; career planning and personal development.
As its first Chief Executive PJ successfully established and modernised the Irish Courts Service. Before that he was Chief Executive of the Eastern Regional Health Board, then the largest health authority in Ireland.
In 2010 he was appointed by the Government to Chair the Implementation Body for the Public Service Modernisation and Pay (“Croke Park”) Agreement. He was also, at the request of the Government, interim Financial Services Ombudsman in 2010.
PJ’s practical experience is augmented by a M.Sc. in Management from Trinity College Dublin and a Certificate in Coaching from Henley Business School, London and through his engagement in ongoing professional development in the Praesta Coaching practice.