Patrick is an expert on the relationship between local and central government and the development and delivery of new approaches to local growth and public services. He helps our clients build and execute strategies that have immediate and lasting impact. He works with places to help bring business and public sector leaders together and to mobilise to drive change, using analytics and insights to find new ways of getting things done.
Prior to joining Metro Dynamics in 2016, Patrick was Director of Local Government Policy at the Department for Communities and Local Government, where he led the development of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill and setting up combined authorities and Mayoral government. He was a civil servant for 20 years, mostly at the Cabinet Office, but also spent 5 years as Director of Policy at the Northwest development agency, where he led on capital investment with Merseyside and Greater Manchester.