From his consulting capacity Pat provides strategic and change management advice and support to organizations experiencing trauma and/or financial challenges.
His support usually involves an organizational review which can involve him taking an Interim CE role until the organization is back to a stable and stronger position.
He has helped a number of organizations including Surf Life Saving New Zealand (Interim CE for almost 12 months), Queen Elizabeth II National Trust (Interim CE for 8 months) and recently completed strategic reviews for four community foundations and social services agencies.
Other services include providing mentoring support to business managers, chief executives and board of governors, outplacement support for outgoing senior managers and advice to ‘start up’ or ‘wind up’ entities.
He is an approved Ministry of Social Development Capability Mentor.
Pat was a director of the Modernisation Board of New Zealand’s Public Trust between 2001 and 2002 before becoming its Chief Executive from 2003 to 2007.
He was President of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2003 and prior to that, held various senior banking roles in New Zealand and overseas with Bank of New Zealand, Trust Bank and Westpac.
Pat was the inaugural chair of Learning State Limited – a Crown owned company that was sold by the Crown in 2012. He is chair of Diabetes New Zealand; was a Governor for Rotary International in 2007/08; is chair of the Risk and Audit committee for Te Tumu Paeroa (the Maori Trustee) and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee for Te Puni Kokiri, was previously a member of the New Zealand Treasury Risk and Audit Committee and Parliamentary Services Risk and Audit Committee.
More recently he stepped down as NZ Council Chair and a director on the Australasian Board of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia after seven years.
Pat is currently President of the Wellington Justices of the Peace Association as well as a Judicial Justice of the Peace.
A full CV is available on request.