Patrick Bollen

Living a life for others, particularly our most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society, is living life with meaning. This is something I aspire to do through the work SVA does changing systems, communities and individuals’ lives.

Patrick is in the Impact Investing team and primarily supports SVA’s social impact bond and outcomes-based contracting related work.  He previously worked as a consultant, where his focus was helping government agencies to operationalise outcomes-focused commissioning approaches and implement large scale policy reform. He has worked on a range of strategy development, operating model design and technology advisory projects for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Department of Social Services and other government agencies. Prior to consulting, he worked as a lawyer in banking and financial services, and as an accountant.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Adelaide. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Until recently, he served as a committee member of Friends of Mithra, which is an organisation committed to making life better for children with disability in Chennai.