Mather & Co, leading visitor experience designers, announce their partnership with Dr. Patrick Duffy, who will spearhead their new Middle East expansion.
Dr. Duffy, a visionary executive with a remarkable track record in culture and heritage, visitor attractions, aviation, asset management, and retailing. He holds records of transformational strategies for financial sustainability, visitor experience, commercial development, and organizational development.
Having previously served as the Chief Operating Officer at the National Trust for Scotland, one of Europe’s largest culture and heritage organisations, Patrick played a pivotal role in achieving an outstanding growth in visitors over 7 years and oversaw multiple investments in heritage and experience design. His extensive tenure in leadership roles across various renowned attractions and services industries further demonstrates his ability to drive exceptional outcomes.
Commenting on the partnership, Chris Mather, Chief Executive Officer at Mather & Co said: “We are thrilled to welcome Patrick Duffy on board as the leader of our Middle East office – his wealth of experience and knowledge is second to none. The future holds boundless opportunities for Mather & Co, and we couldn’t be more excited.”
Mather & Co has built a sterling reputation for crafting world-class visitor experiences that captivate and inspire audiences across the globe. Their portfolio boasts iconic projects such as The Olympic Museum, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, Norwegian Olympic Museum, Silverstone Museum, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and many more.
Patrick will be attending the Saudi Entertainment and Amusement (SEA) Expo at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 28 – 30 May 2023. Naturally, he is eager to network with potential clients and stay abreast of possibilities that lie ahead for the Middle East.
Patrick Duffy said: “The Middle East is briming with opportunities for culture, heritage, leisure and attractions development as part of assertive and exciting policies in the region. Mather & Co is ideally placed to provide innovative design and experience ideas and solutions to help bring these developments alive. We look forward to engaging with the owners and developers of these initiatives at Saudi Entertainment and Amusement (SEA) Expo.”