Pat is currently the Chief Executive of NEWTEC, an East London charity, engaged in the delivery of employment related programmes for young people, adults and employers, and the management of a chain of early years settings. His previous roles have included being an Executive Director within a national Homeless Housing Association providing job opportunities to a range of excluded individuals. Pat started his teaching career as a Lecturer in Design and Construction Technology, and then progressed to a Vice Principal at a large North London Further Education College. Pat also worked for two large London based local authorities as a Building Surveyor and Building Engineer. He started his career as a Designer at a medium sized construction company, providing design solutions to blue chip companies, after completing his apprenticeship in Architectural Metal work. Pat is a product of the Further Education sector and has graduated with an MBA and an MA in Management Practice. Pat is also a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building; a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Further Education. In addition, Pat is a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London. Pat is passionate about providing innovative learning solutions to engage the most disadvantaged individuals in society to inspire their desire.