Patrick is a family man living in the local area. He represents Gawcott Parish Council within the Trustees and he is also an AVDC District Councillor.
Having worked in telecommunications for 35 years, Patrick retired as head of UK Operations in 1999. Before this retirement he was asked to become a member of Buckingham School Governing body and became chairman in 1997, having served on a number of committees.
Patrick subsequently joined the Bourton Meadow Academy and served three years as chair of premises; he is now the Chair of Governors and a Director of the Multi Academy Trust.