Deputy Director and Space Sector Lead
Patrick is the Deputy Director in the Cabinet Office’s Strategic Partnering Programme with responsibility for supporting and developing Suppliers to the UK Space Sector. He manages the Strategic Partnering Relationship with two of the UK Government’s Strategic Suppliers, Capgemini and CGI. Patrick works with Government Departments, Strategic Suppliers, Space Clusters and Trade Organisations to develop the UK Space Sector.
He was involved in supporting the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the development of the National Space Strategy and with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) in the construction of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) that gives the Wider Public Sector better access to products and solutions enabled from outer space to improve key public services such as healthcare, the environment, transportation and infrastructure.
He joined the Cabinet Office in May 2014 after a 20-year career in senior management roles with IT companies Sun Microsystems and Dell Computers, where he managed commercial operations in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia/Pacific regions and completed international assignments in the USA, Netherlands and Singapore. Patrick holds a BEng. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of