Patrick was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the English & Malay Newspapers Division of SPH in January 2007. Prior to this, he was Managing Editor of the division from September 2002, and Editor of The Business Times from May 1992. He joined The Straits Times in October 1986 from the Singapore Government's Administrative Service where his last position was Director in the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Patrick chairs two SPH subsidiaries - Straits Times Press and Shareinvestor.com Holdings - and is a director of SPH Magazines, SPH Radio and Tamil Murasu Ltd. He also serves on the boards of the National University Health System and the Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Patrick graduated from University College, Oxford in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Engineering Sciences and Economics. He also has a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.