Dr. Pat Smythe
Executive Chairman of Emergence
Pat has consulted to over 1500 organisations both nationally and internationally. Pat has over 30 years of HR experience, having held board positions for over 25 years. Pat is a registered HR Auditor with the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) and a certified Gallup Strengths Coach.
He received Africa’s HR Leader of the Year in 2011, was inducted into Africa’s HR Hall of Fame in 2012 and in 2014 received the Africa HR Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served as an advisor to numerous Remuneration Committees and Boards of both Private Sector and Public Sector organisations. Pat has been instrumental in the rollout of HR Standards in Southern Africa.