Meet the Global Leadership Team responsible for Proudfoot's business.

Committed to designing, implementing and accelerating operational and people transformation across the globe.

Nick Stagg - Executive Chairman | Proudfoot

Nick Stagg
Executive Chairman


As Executive Chairman, Nick is responsible for strategic oversight of Proudfoot's business. Nick graduated in physics from University College London and joined Thomson McLintock in 1981, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and has a proven track record leading successful people-based businesses.

Pam Hackett - Chief Executive Officer | Proudfoot

Pamela Hackett
Chief Executive Officer


As Chief Executive Officer, Pamela is charged with bringing Proudfoot’s rich history of measurable results, to industry challenges and ensuring Proudfoot delivers valuable, relevant, solutions and propositions to our clients. Since taking the CEO role in 2017, Pamela has led the transformation of Proudfoot creating a new consulting model focused on client capability development while remaining true to Proudfoot’s obsession with delivering measurable, meaningful, impactful results through people. She is focused on the need for Proudfoot to lead the way in achieving behavior change at speed and scale with measurable, tangible results that stick. She is passionate that Proudfoot not only delivers great results and her teams do great work with their clients, but that her teams also understand the importance of their role as consultants; “Our clients open the doors of their businesses to us. We have a duty of care to bring our best selves to work and leave every client interaction better than when we arrived.” She has also introduced valuable and flexible commercial propositions to enable clients to more easily engage with Proudfoot, including the introduction of the Proudfoot 1:1 Guarantee. 

Jon Wylie - President, Global Natural Resources | Proudfoot

Jon Wylie
President, Global Natural Resources


Jon has driven and led the Proudfoot Global Natural Resources practice for much of his 30 year career.  Like all Proudfoot senior executives and their teams, he is hands-on and client facing much of his time. Whether that is working at site in Oyu Tolgoi or Kazakhstan, he supports Proudfoot and our Client teams in value creation across the price and life cycle of their commodities and assets. Jon is passionate about changing the current consulting dynamic, to ensure Consultants are a catalyst for change and contributing to organisational agility, growth and sustainability. He believes clients engage with consultants to: deliver high value outcomes; develop the capability of client teams; at a reasonable fee; with a solid return. He also knows clients buy lasting change and as such focuses equal value on behavioural and technical change. Over the past ten years, Jon has championed the development of Proudfoot Natural Resources sector, focusing on bringing industry-specific experience, knowledge and expertise to the challenges client’s and the industry are grappling with. In leading his teams, he relies on both his personal experience of having led client engagements as well as his industry insight, to achieve significant client results spanning change in culture to cash. The Global Natural Resources practice services clients in Mining and Metals, Building (Construction) Materials, Energy, and Oil & Gas, across their value chain, from exploration to production.

St. John Cameron 
Managing Director, Asia 


Having originally joined Proudfoot in 1991, St.John has been designing and delivering transformation programs for clients for 27 years. Initially joining as a project consultant and having worked extensively in Europe and Southern Africa in multiple management roles, for the last 13 years St. John has been based out of our Regional Office in Hong Kong. As a trusted advisor to numerous CEO’s of large multinationals he has been developing, repeating and expanding Proudfoot’s client base throughout Greater China and South East Asia. He is proud to lead our enthusiastic and passionate local Proudfoot teams who create great partnerships with our clients to deliver outstanding results. He is passionate about the core of our company DNA, the ability to help our partners learn how to identify Lost Time, and then recover it, whether this be used to reduce turnaround time of aircraft in heavy maintenance or to win back more face to face sales time in a Mercedes dealership. St.John served with British Army in the Corps of Royal Engineers, the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers and has an MBA from Henley The Management College.

Dennis Santare 
Managing Director, Maintenance and Repair Operations 


While serving in the US Marine Corps as a fighter aircraft operator and maintenance officer, Dennis developed a lifelong passion for operations and asset management — and he brings that passion to bear each day for his global clients as Managing Director, Maintenance and Repair Operations (MRO). After leaving the military, Dennis worked as a management consultant before leading sales and strategy teams as an executive for top-tier MRO companies. His clients consist of global transportation, logistics, and supply chain organizations in addition to his sector focus on Aviation and Defense, where he brings a people-first approach, and cross-sectional expertise to help maintenance leaders innovate and optimize. Dennis has an MBA from The Wharton School and has worked in Australia, ASEAN, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Helder Santos
Managing Director Natural Resources, EMEAA


As Managing Director Natural Resources, EMEAA, Helder is responsible for business development and delivery of our projects in mining and metals, building materials and energy across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Helder has global experience in more than 100 client companies. He has been responsible for identifying improvement opportunities for major organizations and designing business solutions to deliver significant financial and operational transformations. His projects have included ensuring safe and predictable operations, increasing throughput, enhancing maintenance effectiveness, lean mining, conducting solution based coaching, and improving supply chain management and organizational change capabilities through leadership and people development. Helder has a degree in Chemical Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Management, and speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
Phil Alessi 
Managing Director, Industrials, Americas 


As Managing Director, Americas and member of Proudfoot’s Executive Team, Phil leads transformation efforts in diversified manufacturing, automotive, heavy equipment, and transportation. Phil works with organizations that are typically looking to simplify lead to order, order to deliver operations, standardize business processes, or improve supply chain performance. He focuses on solutions designed to unlock people’s potential, develop workforce capabilities and foster active management behaviors that deliver measurable results. With a proven track record of over 20 years in salesforce effectiveness, sales and distribution operations, service delivery model development, and supply chain performance, Phil is passionate about putting the customer at the center, delivery excellence, and people performance.
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Crispin White 
Chief Marketing Officer 


As Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the executive team, Crispin is delivering marketing strategies that drive the Proudfoot brand into the key markets.  Proudfoot has delivered great resultss for clients for over 70 years and yet is still a well kept secret. Using many channels, new and old, to get the message to the market is the key priority. 

Crispin is adept at directing teams in a matrix environment across management consulting, law, publishing, education, information systems, technology, and accounting. He has effectively built strategic alliances with clients, senior leaders, partners and associates.

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