The Master Pattenmaker,
Pat served in the Royal Navy from 1976 to 2002. He saw service in submarines, the intelligence service, including as the Commandant of the Defence Intelligence and Security School, and in the higher echelons of the Ministry of Defence. He retired as a Commodore in 2002 and set up a small consultancy with a colleague specialising in the field of knowledge exploitation and data integration specifically targeted towards business agility and the application of intelligence techniques to the commercial sector including the emerging imperatives associated with corporate governance. Pat has also worked with the UK’s NDA on the clean-up of nuclear residues from the earlier generations of UK civilian nuclear reactors. He is now involved with a company looking to manufacture medical isotopes without requiring the use of nuclear reactors.
In 2018, together with MAST Conferences and Sage International Australia, he chaired a two-day workshop into “Distruptive Technologies” and published the resulting white paper.
Pat has been involved as a member of an international peer review group of senior officers working with the US Institute of Defense Analysis to review general officer training and overall US operational doctrine under the Capstone programme. Patrick is the chair of the Advisory Group for Sage International Australia (SIA) and regularly contributes articles on international strategic studies.
Pat holds a chemistry degree from Oxford, a law degree from London and a Diploma of Management Studies. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management and a Member of the Institute of Engineers and Technologists. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars, both in the UK and abroad and has written widely in specialist journals.
He is married to Debbie, a former captain in the US Navy. They live in Cornwall in the far South West of England.