Patrick joined the British Business Bank as Chief Operating Officer in September 2014, and became its Chief Commercial Officer in June 2017. He had previously represented the Government’s shareholder interests on its Board. Before joining the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Shareholder Executive in June 2012, Patrick was a Managing Director of corporate finance at JP Morgan Cazenove, having worked at the predecessor firms for almost 18 years. In his career Patrick has advised on a broad range of M&A, Capital Markets and Corporate Broking assignments for a range of clients in the General Industrial, Energy / Utility, Support Services and Financial Services areas. He has broad experience of working with companies which work closely with Government including banks, utilities and support services / infrastructure providers. Patrick also spent two years on secondment to the Panel for Takeovers and Mergers. During his time the Shareholder Executive Patrick was involved in assisting with the establishment of The Green Deal Finance Company, the set-up and governance of the British Business Bank as well as work on a range of the companies in the Shareholder Executive portfolio. Patrick has an MBA from Georgetown University, Washington DC and an LLB from Queen’s University Belfast. He is a member of the Investment Committee at Queen’s University, Belfast and is a Non-executive Director at International Biotechnology Trust.