Pat has experience in the not-for-profit sector and human resources management across a 30-year career in the United States and Australia.
As the state manager for Philanthropy Australia's Victoria and Tasmania members, Pat has been part of Australia's peak body for philanthropy and giving since 2011. She holds a Master in Social Investment and Philanthropy from Swinburne (2013). She has held leadership positions with not-for-profit boards and has experience in policy and program development, grants, fundraising and board governance.
A giving circle advocate, Pat is Co-Founder of the Melbourne Women's Fund, a giving circle established in 2014 to support women and families in greater metropolitan Melbourne. Pat is a director on the National Trust of Victoria Foundation, an ambassador for the Victoria University Foundation, a former board director and company secretary of Variety the Children's Charity, Victoria and a former board director and Chair of the Foundation of the Firbank Grammar School.
She was awarded an OAM on Australia day 2020 for service to the community through charitable organisations.