PeopleWorking Business Psychology

Welcome to PeopleWorking Ltd. My name is Patrick J. Gibbons (MSc C Psychol AFBPsS) and I am an independent, Chartered Occupational Psychologist/ Organisation Designer with extensive experience in the field at SHL, KPMG, and the BBC. I am based in West London.

Skills and Experience

Assessment for selection and development

I have skills and expertise in all aspects of assessment, both for selection and development... More

Organisation design and innovation

I use design thinking to develop organisational structures and processes that help... More


I hold a certificate in Coaching Psychology and I am a member of the Coaching Section ... More

Organisation and people development

I have skills and experience in coaching and developing leaders and teams for performance... More

Survey and psychometric design

I have considerable experience in the design and development of surveys... More

Client feedback

Jaguar Land Rover

“Patrick is both a joy to work with and an incredibly impactful partner. He’s become an essential part of many of our internal initiatives for three big reasons:

1. He has deep empathy for his clients - he understands our values and cultural traits and feels like one of us.
2. At the same time, he is always willing and able to hold up the mirror - to reveal the things that get in our way, or to show us how we best leverage our strengths.
3. He’s quite simply a phenomenal resource with incredible depth. He’s quite literally a team of experts in a single human being”.

Duane Bray Partner and Global Head of Talent, IDEO New York

Professor Peter Saville

“It was when I was Professor of Psychology at Queens University when I first met Patrick Gibbons. Patrick was taking his Masters in Occupational Psychology and was clearly a leader in the group, highly socially skilled, supportive to the other students, grasping new concepts quickly. I was also Chairman of SHL so was determined to hire him as he clearly showed enormous potential. He joined SHL in 1993 and fast became an outstanding performer. Not only in research and development where he published on a large International validation study of The Occupational Personality Questionnaires ( OPQ) but in teaching statistical methods with skill and humour which endeared him to all. In fact on management courses he was a very hard act to follow. Patrick was involved in developing Assessment Centres where he trained line managers as Assessors and developed new and highly innovative new instruments. Patrick, who then decided to work independently in his own company, is a professional psychologist of the highest integrity and a skilled assessor with extensive knowledge of a wide range of psychometric tests and questionnaires. Patrick is noted for his exceptionally creative mind backed up with practicality and flexibility. I would have no hesitation in recommending Patrick as a professional Chartered Psychologist with outstanding abilities, quite exceptional track record and first rate assessment and development expertise”.

Professor Peter Saville
BA(Hons), MPhil, PhD, HonDrSc, FBPsS, C.Psychol, HonFBPs, CSci, AcademicFCIPD, FRSA, FISMM, FIoD

Sample projects


Designed and implemented a new career management process globally with IDEO, the world’s leading innovation and design firm.

Jaguar Land Rover

Designed a new performance competency model for Jaguar Land Rover, when it was in turnaround.

Jaguar Land Rover
Natures way foods

Designed and delivered a new assessment centre process for Natures Way Foods Ltd.

Natures Way Foods

Designed and delivered a successful 360 feedback process and system for the BBC.

National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Designed and delivered executive development programmes for senior leaders in National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

National Bank of Abu Dhabi