After studying science at UWA, Patrick moved into real estate undertaking residential sales and then commercial property management before returning to study the Property course at WAIT (Curtin University).

While studying, he was offered a place in the Colliers valuation department which, over time, became the LJ Hooker office in Perth. A few years later, Patrick became the State Director of Valuations in WA and then assumed national responsibility for LJ Hooker coordinating national portfolio valuations.

During this time, he undertook a broad range of valuations across the state and nationally, including valuations of buildings like Central Park and the initial feasibility and valuations of QV 1. This experience covered almost all property sectors and sizes.

When LJ Hookers was bought out by Suncorp, Patrick moved and joined Richard Noble and Co., a smaller 100-year-old property company. He became a Director and undertook valuations, consultancies, commercial sales and leasing, and had responsibility for the Commercial Property Management Department. Other duties included assisting in the project management of land subdivisions.

Additionally, he was also appointed the Chairman of the Board of Valuers with the WAPC, undertaking compensation rulings, which he did for approximately 10 years. Patrick continues to sit on the Property Industry Advisory Committee (PIAC) with DMIRS.

Last year Patrick set up his own private property consultancy practice providing services to several individuals, private and public companies.

Patrick has set his immediate goals with the API to ensure the Member-based organisation adequately represents all its Members, providing information, representations and services to enhance the Members’ ability to undertake their work at the highest professional level.