Neil Hatton


Managing Partner


Neil Hatton

Neil is expert for international and complex change- and cooperation projects.

From 2006-2012 a senior or­gan­i­sa­tion­al de­vel­op­ment and change man­age­ment con­sul­tant for the GIZ based in Eschborn. Re­spon­si­ble for direct con­sult­ing in selected in­ter­na­tion­al projects, the de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of change man­age­ment tools and in­stru­ments for GIZ projects, as well as training of senior managers in strategy and change man­age­ment.

Prior to this a freelance or­gan­i­sa­tion­al de­vel­op­ment and man­age­ment con­sul­tant in in­ter­na­tion­al de­vel­op­ment as well as European and in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial and non-​prof­it clients.

Parallel to this a tutor for strategic man­age­ment and in­ter­na­tion­al con­sult­ing on in­ter­na­tion­al MBA courses at uni­ver­si­ties in the UK and Germany.

Working languages: English (native), German (fluent), Spanish (fluent)


  • MBA – Master of Business Ad­min­is­tra­tion
  • MSc.(Econ.) – Master of Economics and Social Studies (De­vel­op­ment Policy and Planning)
  • BA (Hons.) – Politics and Phi­los­o­phy
  • as well as short course qual­i­fi­ca­tion in group dynamics, the process oriented lead­er­ship of groups, systemic or­gan­i­sa­tion­al con­sul­tan­cy and systemic coaching

Professional CV

  • 1988 – 1990: Manager in de­vel­op­ment projects in Latin America
  • 1991 – 1993: Service delivery and Quality Manager in NHS, Wales (UK)
  • 1994 – 2000: Freelance man­age­ment and training con­sul­tant in European and in­ter­na­tion­al man­age­ment projects
  • 2000 – 2003: Or­gan­i­sa­tion­al and Man­age­ment Con­sul­tant with HLP (Hirzel Leder and Partner ) Frankfurt
  • 2004 – 2006: Freelance In­ter­na­tion­al Or­gan­i­sa­tion­al Con­sul­tant, Philip­pines
  • 2006 – 2012: Senior Con­sul­tant GIZ Com­pe­tence Centre for Change Man­age­ment and De­vel­op­ment Ap­proach­es
  • Since 2016: Partner frank­furter gruppe Unternehmensentwicklung

Expertise & focus

  • Systemic Change Man­age­ment in In­ter­na­tion­al Contexts, es­pe­cial­ly in the areas of Strategy De­vel­op­ment and Im­ple­men­ta­tion, Design and Man­age­ment of Learning Processes, Capacity As­sess­ment and De­vel­op­ment
  • Lead­er­ship and Man­age­ment De­vel­op­ment
  • Personal and Team Coaching, Mod­er­a­tion, Event Design
  • Project Man­age­ment, Design and Results’ Oriented Eval­u­a­tion Systems
  • Product and Method­olog­i­cal De­vel­op­ment for In­ter­na­tion­al Con­sul­tan­cy Contexts