Patrick O’Brien

Non-Executive Director

LLB, B.Com, Grad Dip Applied Finance, MBA, GAICD

Patrick has over 35 years’ business experience in Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia and the US including as a senior managing director with Macquarie Group where he led teams in corporate finance (Melbourne 1996-2005) and private equity (London 2005-2009). In this latter role Patrick was responsible for Macquarie’s controlling stakes in, and chaired, large unlisted groups European Directories and National Grid Wireless.

On leaving Macquarie, Patrick has focused on working with early stage growth companies, mostly in the technology sector. He has advised, invested in and been an active director or chairman of a number of such companies, assisting them with issues such as capital structure, funding options, and growth strategies. He was Chairman of the Paywise Group following a management buyout in 2019 through to a successful sale process in 2023. He is currently a director of The Water & Carbon Group and O’Brien Capital and related entities.

Prior to Macquarie, Patrick was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company and a lawyer with Minter Ellison.