Pat is Director of Strategic Partnerships, where the focus is on customer-centric relationships with industry and making the full spectrum of UNSW knowledge and resources, including education, training, consulting, testing, certification and research as accessible as possible.
He is also Chairman of Impact Tech Ventures, a company that addresses community challenges in APAC by accelerating technology companies with unique, scaleable solutions in clean energy, water and agtech, edutech, safety and health.
Pat has 30 years experience in commercialisation and international business development, including a period as Director of Accelerating Commercialisation, the national technology company funding agency. He has founded three companies, been an angel investor in three and held global responsibilities for sales, marketing, partnering and strategy. He has held Board and advisory Board roles, provided funding or commercialisation support to more than 700 early stage companies and lectured at UNSW in entrepreneurship and strategy. He is also a published author on venture capital and angel investing.