Patrick is Managing Director of Patrick O’Brien & Associates and a director of Howjack Holdings, The Water & Carbon Group and O’Brien Capital. He also chairs and is a director of a number of not for profit organisations and foundations. Patrick has over 30 years’ business experience in Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia and the US including as an executive director with Macquarie Group where he led teams in corporate finance (Melbourne 1996-2005) and private equity (London 2005-2009). In this later role Patrick was responsible for Macquarie’s controlling stakes in, and chaired, large unlisted groups European Directories and National Grid Wireless. Prior to Macquarie, Patrick was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company and a lawyer with Minter Ellison.
LLB, B.Com, Grad Dip Applied Finance, MBA, GAICD