Patrick has been working in the spatial industry since 1981. Patrick spent eight years working for survey firms in and around Newcastle, Australia. During this time he completed a technical surveying course, before attending Newcastle University. In 1989 Patrick started as a salesman at Sokkisha. Since that time he has lived and worked in Sydney, New Zealand, France and Papua New Guinea. Patrick works for Carlson Software, a US based survey, mining and engineering software company.
Since 1989, Patrick has worked in technical sales, marketing, support and training for every major survey equipment manufacturer. He has worked for aerial photography, marine survey, GPS and GIS companies. In 2005 Patrick graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with an Adv. Dip. in Business majoring in IT management.
Patrick has been involved in industry governance since 2000 and has been a member of AURISA, SSI and SSSI through this period. Patrick lives in Brisbane with his partner and three dogs. Patrick enjoys computing and photography.