Patrick is an accountant who trained at the University of Adelaide where he completed a Bachelor of Economics with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce. He has spent the last 15 years working for Tangentyere Council in senior positions including two years as Chief Financial Officer and four years as Chief Operating Officer. Patrick is Chartered Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Patrick joined the Board following the retirement of Roz Marden as one of the Tangentyere nominated Directors of the Company.
David has been practising as a Barrister and Solicitor since 1971 in the Northern Territory.