Patrick is Director, Policy & Advocacy at Social Ventures Australia (SVA). He is responsible for distilling SVA’s views on the causes of disadvantage in Australia and the most effective solutions. When the answer is a change to the way governments operate, he develops and implements advocacy strategies to make that change a reality.
Patrick has worked in public policy, advocacy and communication for over a decade across the non-profit, government and corporate sectors. Before joining SVA he was Head of Policy and Advocacy for leading Australian charity, Mission Australia and has held diverse roles from managing media and community relations at two meetings of Heads of State; APEC 2007 and CHOGM 2011, to working as Media Advisor to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner.
He has degrees in Public Communication and in International Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Director of advocacy organisation The Parenthood.