Patrick was educated in Buckinghamshire, England; took his Honours degree at Kingston University, London, and then pursued Post Graduate and Masters research in Education through the Open University and the University of East Anglia. Patrick is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Patrick has previously taught English, Philosophy and Drama in schools and Universities in the UK, Australia and Japan. He has also worked as a University Chaplain in Nagoya, Japan, and in Southern England. Prior to taking up his current role, Patrick was a Deputy at Gordonstoun School, Scotland, and then at Monkton Combe School, Bath.
Patrick is married and has two adult children.