Patrick is a Chartered Accountant. He began his career as an engineer with Ford Motor Company in the UK before moving into financial management. He served in senior country finance management positions in Europe and the Middle East before joining Ford New Zealand in 2004. After choosing to settle permanently in New Zealand in 2012, he was appointed CFO of The Network for Learning Limited, a Crown company established to deliver managed internet services to New Zealand’s schools. He joined NIWA as CFO and Company Secretary in May 2014.