Co-Group Chief Executive Officer
Patrick is CEO (appointed in December 2007) for Pepper’s Australian operating business, comprising its residential mortgage lending, asset finance and specialist loan servicing activities, and the country heads responsible for Pepper’s European and Asian lending and loan servicing businesses also report directly to him in his capacity as Co-Group CEO. He is Chairman of Pepper’s Australian Executive Committee and Co-Chairman (with Michael Culhane) of Pepper Group’s Global Executive Committee.
Patrick has extensive experience in financial services, investment banking and mortgage banking, with a particular emphasis on structuring and managing Australian mortgage-backed securities programs, and managing specialty mortgage finance and loan servicing operations.
Prior to joining Pepper in 2001 as CFO & Treasurer, Patrick held a number of director-level roles within Macquarie Bank Limited, principally as Divisional CFO for a number of the Bank’s trading businesses, including Project & Structured Finance, Corporate Finance, Banking & Property Group, Macquarie Capital, and the Direct Investments Group. Patrick initially joined Price Waterhouse in 1986 as an undergraduate and worked for the firm’s financial services practices in both Sydney and London until 1998, attaining the position of Senior Manager.
Patrick has a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting & Finance) degree from Macquarie University. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Australian Securitisation Forum, Inc. (ASF), a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Member of the Ireland Institute of Company Directors, and a Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Patrick was also a board Member of the ASF from 2004 to 2013, Deputy Chairman of the ASF from 2008 to 2013, and Co-Chair of the ASF Government and Industry Liaison Committee from 2010 to 2013.
Patrick was awarded CEO Magazine’s Financial Services Executive of the Year Award in November 2014.