Patrick Woods, Head of Commercial Development

Having commenced his career lecturing in Economics at the Dundalk Institute of Technology Business School, Patrick Woods joined Standard Life’s Irish investment team in Edinburgh in the mid-1990s, initially as Economist and Equities analyst. Over the subsequent decade he went on to manage multi-asset portfolios joining the organisation’s global asset allocation committee. Following a period where he was responsible for the management of Standard Life Investments Irish business, he was tasked with establishing the organisation in Europe. He achieved considerable success, with the firm becoming a leading asset manager in the Dutch institutional marketplace. More recently, he has been responsible for the management and development of key relationships incorporating clients in North America and Scandinavia.