In 2012 I sustained a life changing spinal cord injury resulting in 15% muscle function. A new perspective emerged. I am passionate about the value of health & wellbeing as drivers for resilience and performance coupled with cultivating diverse & inclusive environments where people belong and are valued.
As a Pharmacist and Health Professional I seek to understand health in all its guises, what makes and keeps us well. I was inspired by The World Health Organization (WHO) who in 1948 defined human health as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Thus far, my experience has shown me that western medicine, including pharma and interventional medicine, has an important place allowing many a quality of life they may otherwise not be available. However it has also highlighted for me the absolute necessity for a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, something I am very passionate about in my private life and in the environments I work in.
I am proud to sit on the board of directors of the National Disability Authority and Center for Excellence in Universal Design as well as leadership development organisation Common Purpose Ireland.
Patrick has over 20 years’ experience across the banking industry. He has held senior management roles in Strategy, Product and Proposition Development, Marketing, Private Banking and Retail Sales and Service Distribution. In his role as Retail Banking Director at permanent tsb, Patrick is accountable for developing and implementing the value proposition for the customer and the bank. Patrick works closely with the Operations and Technology divisions to create a desired customer experience that brings the best of our people and our technology together to deliver for our customers. Patrick is dedicated to working hard every day to build trust with our customers as we are a community serving a community. Patrick holds a MBA from Smurfit Business School and has completed advanced leadership programmes in Insead and Wharton Business Schools. Patrick is an advocate of ensuring PTSB is a diverse and inclusive place to work and a “Place to Safely Be”.