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Visiting Fellow, Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre, Macquarie University

After over 30 years working for, and consulting to, major banking and insurance companies in the US, Europe and Australia, Pat transferred to teaching courses in Risk Management at Masters level and to industry. His main areas of research are in Operational Risk (People, Systems, Process and Legal risks) and banking regulation. He has published widely on this topic, including: a book on People Risk Management; a book of Systemic Operational Risk, which covers banking scandals such as LIBOR and FX manipulation, Misselling of mortgages and insurance products and tax avoidance.
In 2016, he published a book on Strategic Risk Management on managing the risks to corporate strategy.
His latest book (2017) is on Strategic Technology Risk Management or the risks of not linking technology strategy to corporate strategy .


  • –present
    Honorary Fellow, Macquarie University, Applied Finance Centre
  • –present
    Visiting Fellow, School of Businesss, Trinity College, Dublin


  • 1996 
    Henley Management College, UK, Doctor of Business Adminstration
  • 1993 
    Westminster University, London, M.Sc. Decision Science
  • 1969 
    Queens University, Belfast, B.Sc. Mathematics

Research Areas

  • Banking, Finance And Investment (1502)
  • Investment And Risk Management (150205)