Key Details

  • MSc in Business Information Systems
  • + 25 years International Consultancy Experience
  • + 14 years additional industry experience
  • Published Author
  • Developer of eight Open Learning texts
  • Worked with numerous Multinationals
  • Helped many indigenous companies
  • Worked with many Semi-state and State bodies.


Patrick Hough is a Management Consultant with over 25 years of international consultancy experience. He has worked with numerous industry, semi-state, and state bodies. He is also a published author and has written eight open-learning texts that have been used in European Universities. He is the founder of World Class Solutions.

Patrick founded World Class Solutions (WCS) in 1992. Its mission was to work with large and small businesses to improve efficiency and effectiveness. It successfully completed many projects in the US and Canada, in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe, and in India and Japan. It has worked with a wide range of businesses from start-ups to some of the biggest multinationals in the world.

Patrick is now focused on helping CEOs, Senior Managers and Business Owners improve their decision-making processes. Why? Because 60% of executives reported that bad decisions were as frequent as good ones in their organization. Research has also shown that almost 70% of takeovers and mergers actually reduce shareholder worth or, at best, are neutral. In other words, good decisions are rare in business.