Keynote Speaker & Master of Ceremonies
Patrick draws on more than 40 years experience as a journalist, television reporter & presenter, documentary maker and author.
He is a gifted speaker who sets an audience at ease with his gentle wit and direct manner and inspires them with his passion.
An acclaimed and widely experienced Master of Ceremonies, Patrick seamlessly steers a program, maintains pace and focus and brings out the best in his guests.
He has travelled widely and interviewed many of the world’s most fascinating characters, from prime ministers to pop stars, sportsmen to spivs, heroes to heroin dealers.
Patrick speaks on a wide range of topics, including:
- The Power of Storytelling
- It's Never Too Late
- Make the Most of You
- The Spirit of Kokoda
- The Spirit of The Digger
- The Spirit of Giving
In developing his topics, Patrick draws on dramatic true stories from his personal experiences and from his work on books on The Spirit of Kokoda, The Spirit of The Digger, the Bali bombing, Fromelles, The Coast Watchers, his biographies and his It's Never Too Late series of inspirational books (It's Never Too Late, Now is The Time, Be Happy, Make the Most of You and High Hopes).