Patrick completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Accounting) at the University of Stellenbosh followed by a Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Accounting and Finance) at the University of Natal.
Patrick then completed his Chartered Accounting qualification at Deloitte, Johannesburg. This was followed by a year’s travel, completing a 3 month, 3 man 42 ft yacht delivery from Cape Town to Sydney and a (mostly) solo 10,500 km cycle from Beijing to Bangkok (through China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand).
Patrick then joined Citi Bank, London. He spent almost 2 years in the European Utilities Investment Banking Team focussing on renewable energy M&A.
From Citi Patrick joined Mining Oil and Gas Services International managing business development and executing pipeline projects in Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong.
Patrick joined Capricorn Fund Managers Limited in 2010 as an Investment Principal in the UK Private Equity Team specialising in strategy, financial modelling, commercial management and transaction execution.