Pat is an internationally-respected sustainability expert, passionate about sharing her 20+ years of experience and leadership to help businesses in Asia thrive through responsible growth. She has guest lectured, spoken and moderated across global platforms including The Obama Foundation, The World Economic Forum, The Thomson Reuters Foundation, The University of Cambridge and The Climate Competent Boards Certificate Program, sharing her insights in sustainability, purpose, leadership and governance.
Pat and her team of globally-experienced sustainability and business practitioners across industry, academia, NGOs and government at The Purpose Business, guide companies to activate purpose, address ESG impacts and scale sustainability responsibly, in order to future-proof their business. Pat has advised and worked with blue chip companies including MTR, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Marsh Asia, Cathay Pacific, Jardine Matheson, Swire Properties, Universal Robina, Metro Pacific Investment Corporation, and Ayala.
Prior to founding The Purpose Business, Pat was the ground-breaking first CSR head of Ayala Landwhere she delivered the company's first GRI sustainability report and LEED certification. She also spent seven years as the first global head of sustainability for the Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, taking them to the forefront of responsible tourism. Her landmark achievements included banning shark’s fin and developing the company's inaugural ESG report that was recognised by the UN Global Compact and Carbon Disclosure Project, amongst others – making it the only Asian hotel group to feature in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Pat has an MA in Globalisation & Governance and certificates in Transformational Leadership (University of Oxford) and Global Leadership & Public Policy for the 21st Century (Harvard Kennedy School). She is A World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a fellow of the Asia Society and the Royal Society of Arts and sits on the board of Enrich, a non-profit pushing for financial literacy of migrant workers in Hong Kong.