Patrick is a professional fundraiser with more than 25 years experience in the voluntary and education sectors. The last 12 years have involved alumni relations work at Uppingham School coinciding with 9 years on the alumni committee at the University of Leicester. Patrick recently completed the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken at Uppingham for the school’s Western Quad expansion. This initiative won Uppingham School “Fundraising Initiative of the Year” at the 2015 TES Independent School Awards.The campaign, which transformed the western part of Uppingham’s campus between 2009 and 2014, was the biggest development at the School since the Victorian era. In August 2014, the project was completed with the creation of a world-class collection of award-winning buildings. The overall funding appeal was the most successful appeal in the School’s history, raising £19 million.
Other fundraising experience includes senior roles with the National Trust, RNIB and Relate.