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


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.


Pamela Hackett
Chief Executive Officer


Pamela brings Proudfoot's rich history of measurable results to industry challenges.

Pamela has led the transformation of Proudfoot since she became CEO in 2017.  Pamela has installed a new consulting model focused on developing the skils and capabilities of clients. This is part of Proudfoot’s obsession with delivering meaningful results through people.

She is passionate about Proudfoot leading the way in achieving behavior change at speed and scale with tangible outcomes that stick for the long term. She is also passionate that her teams understand the importance of their role as consultants; “Our clients open the door of their business 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.”

Pam joined Proudfoot over 30 years ago. Her first assignment was with Mount Isa Mines in outback Queensland, Australia where she rolled up her sleeves, put on her safety boots, and delivered her first set of measurable benefits, through people.

Pam continues to advocate that real change and transformation comes from your people.

Pam has held various executive roles, including the global leadership of Proudfoot People Solutions practice, the growth of Proudfoot Asia, President EMEA, and is Executive Sponsor of the Proudfoot Institute – home of the Proudfoot Transformation Masterclass called t-Lab. Pam is a recognized thought leader in transformative change.

She has led client engagements across multiple sectors in more than 35 countries and, like most Proudfoot leadership works directly with teams on the ground at every opportunity.

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 sites in Canada, Chile, Mongolia or Kazakhstan.  He supports our client teams develop and deliver value across the price and life cycle of their commodities and assets.
Jon joined Proudfoot in 1987 and has worked across our global operations starting in MRO and Industrials. His extensive functional knowledge lies in the delivery of productivity improvement projects. He has specific expertise in behavioral change and improvement of business operations. Jon championed the development of our first industry sector.
Over the last 10 years, Jon has built our Global Natural Resources practice. He works with clients in Mining and Metals, Building (Construction) Materials, Energy, and Oil & Gas.
Respected across industry, Jon is passionate about changing the current consulting dynamic. Consultants can be a catalyst contributing to organisational growth. They can help organisations adapt. They can deliver sustainability and engage with clients to deliver high value outcomes at a reasonable costs.
St. John Cameron 
Managing Director, Asia 


St.John has been designing and delivering transformation programs for clients for 27 years.

Initially joining in 1991 as a project consultant he worked extensively in Europe and Southern Africa in multiple management roles. For the last 13 years St. John has run our Regional Office in Hong Kong.

He is a trusted advisor to numerous CEO’s of large multinationals. He has been developing 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. They create great partnerships with our clients to deliver outstanding results.

He is passionate about the core of our company DNA. And proud of our ability to help our clients learn how to identify Lost Time, and then recover it. Reducing 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, Industrials, Americas 


Dennis served in the US Marine Corps as a fighter aircraft operator and maintenance officer.
It was there where he developed a lifelong passion for operations and asset management. He brings that passion to bear each day for his global clients as Managing Director, industrials, Americas.
After leaving the military, Dennis worked as a management consultant. He then lead sales and strategy teams for top-tier aerospace companies. His clients consist of global transportation, logistics, and supply chain organizations. He brings a people-first approach to his sector focus on Aviation and Defense. He helps maintenance leaders innovate and optimize by applying expertise from different sectors.
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


Helder handles business development and delivery for Natural Resourcesacross EMEAA.
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 include ensuring safe and predictable operations. He has helped increase throughput, enhance maintenance effectiveness and installations of lean mining. He focuses on improving supply chain management and organizational change capabilities people development.
Helder has a degree in Chemical Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Management. He speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
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Paul Allen
Chief People Officer 


Paul is responsible for all our people activity globally for Proudfoot.

Paul has a wealth of HR and people experience having worked with consulting firms in Financial Services, life-sciences and Advertising.  He started his career in the Royal Air Force and has spent over 25 years in Human Resources. .  His main focus has been supporting growth by helping align the internal organisational structure to the everchanging external market.  He supports the creation of new management structures, delivering new career paths, staffing and role mapping and compensation planning but most importantly he makes sure we have the right talent in the right place at the right time.

Paul has worked in a number of other industries including Financial Services and Legal.  He has worked internationally and globally, spending 4 years in Hong Kong as the Head of HR for a leading bank’s operations. 

He leads the effort on HR, staffing, recruitment and on-boarding.

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