Patrick is from County Tipperary although he has lived in the UK longer than anywhere else having come here in 1984 after university to work in Planning consultancy.
A chance encounter led to a complete career change in 1986 and for the next 25 years he worked in local government in London and the South East, principally in Children and Family Services.
He has been involved with the Charity sector for many years both as a volunteer and a Trustee. He has been a vice-Chair of the Terence Higgins Trust.
Now working in the City, in his spare time he is training to be a saddler.