Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson


Paul was previously a Managing Consultant for YSC, the UK’s leading firm of business psychologists. He worked with prominent FTSE 100 global clients and smaller enterprises across many business sectors and functions. From 2005 to 2012, he profiled and helped to develop over 1000 senior leaders. He coached colleagues as well as for clients, and managed talent programmes.

He continues to work with YSC as an Associate in APAC. In New Zealand he is Principal Consultant for Divergent & Co. He is a partner for Ottmann Global Partners, a German firm of business psychologists, supporting their largest clients in Australasia. He is a Director of Fresha Export.

He became a business psychologist after more than 20 years as a leader with international companies, latterly in Managing Director roles where he led executive teams and strategic change. His early career in blue chip marketing and export laid the foundations for gaining insight into people and applying it to practical effect. Selling ‘Old Spice’ around Africa at 22 was a perfect start.

He has also been a consultant to small and medium sized enterprises, focusing on growth and change.

Paul is a permanent New Zealand resident with MA, DipPsych and MSc degrees. He is a Chartered Psychologist through the British Psychological Society.