Patrick Bruce is an internationally renowned advisor in lifestyle development strategy and retail design. He has been advising many top global and regional retail brands including Hermes and Salvatore Ferragamo. In addition to his strategic advisory work, he has an innate ability to solve complex issues, and brings an attention to detail and quality.
He has over 40 years of design experience in the consultancy, industrial manufacturing and education sectors and is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers. He has substantial experience in the UK and South Africa, and in Asia, where he has lived for 30 years. He was Commercial Director for the Conran Design Group in London in the 1980s and was Managing Director of Conran Design Pacific in Hong Kong from 1988 to 1992. He is a founding member of the Oval Partnership group of companies and is a Founding Director of the Oval Partnership Ltd. He is a director of INTEGER Intelligent and Green Ltd in the UK, a sister company of the Oval Partnership. He has led and implemented projects across the Asia Pacific region, ranging from retail and marketing studies for retail brands such as Harry Winston, Shell, MTRC, to rollout and project management for Hermes, Bally, Salvatore Ferragamo, DAKS, Gucci, Versace, and Fendi, as well as design and development programs for airport retailing, and brand development for retail success stories such as Giada in China, and across a variety of hospitality projects.