Dr Michael David Patterson

Dr Michael David Patterson

Chief Operating Officer

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3214

E-mail Dr Michael David Patterson


Mike joined BGS as Chief Operating Officer on 1 April 2011. Mike comes with a variety of skills in business and operations at a senior level and at the same time understands the environmental sciences sector through his involvement with Golder Associates. After graduating from Nottingham University, Mike took a research post at Loughborough University and obtained a PhD in environmental radiochemistry. He joined Golder Associates in 1994 as a consultant and after six years he left to pursue a more aggressive sales role with Willis, the global insurance intermediary based in the City, working as a broker and specialising in selling risk financing tools to both the private and public sector. Mike rejoined Golder Associates in 2003 as their first Commercial Manager, with a remit to increase sales capabilities across the company and specifically grow revenues. Over the following seven years he held a variety of commercial and operations roles including Global sector leader for land development, Golders' third largest business with £60M+ in revenues. He was also a UK Board Director with responsibility for the day-to-day running of a 350-man group of companies, including implementation of the business strategy, cost management, and improving business efficiency whilst maintaining profit and adding stakeholder value.


  •  2011 – ongoing : Chief Operating Officer, BGS
  •  2006 –2010 : Operations Director, Golder Associates
  •  2006 –2010 : Global Land Development Sector Leader, Golder Associates
  •  2003 –2006 : Commercial Manager, Golder Associates
  •  2001 –2003 : Insurance Broker, Willis Ltd
  •  1994 –2001 : Senior Technical Consultant, Golder Associates


  • Managing change and improving operations
  • Improving commercial success by focussed leadership
  • Getting the best out of people

Current projects and collaboration

  • Lead and develop BGS’s commercial activities in the UK and overseas
  • Review BGS ownership and governance model
  • Continuous improvement to systems and process of BGS
  • Improve communications