He was educated at Brentwood School and, after receiving a degree in Economics from Durham University, Patrick joined an investment bank. What followed is a career creating, developing and selling businesses. He founded Westminster Health Care in 1985 which he built into a leading provider of care to both the private and public sectors in the UK. Westminster Health Care was sold in 1999. Today, Patrick is an active private investor and director of companies in the fields of healthcare, information technology and insurance. He was made a Life Peer in 2004.
He was chair of Sport England from 2002 to 2006, board member of the London 2012 Olympic bid, Chair of the Home Office Audit Committee, a Member of HM Treasury’s Productivity Panel and a non-executive member of the Prisons Board. He is a member of the Efficiency and Reform Board.
Patrick has also chaired a number of challenging Government reviews including Criminal Records Bureau, Offender Management, the Procurement of Legal Aid, Commonwealth Games 2002, The English National Stadium (Wembley), National Athletics, Public Diplomacy and Pathology Services.
Most recently, he has agreed to chair the Department of Health Procurement and Efficiency Board.