Patrick has worked in communications since 1995 with experience gained both in-house and in consultancy. Having spent nine years at FTSE 100 company Enterprise Oil, leading its global public relations prior to its $7bn acquisition by Shell in 2002, he co-founded energy-focused public relations agency Aquila Financial before joining international communications consultancy M:Communications to lead its energy practice in 2005, and co-founding Vigo in 2013. He has advised a wide range of companies including large international corporations such as Statoil ASA, Deutsche Post, and Gunvor, as well as many AIM firms and mid cap E&P companies including Genel Energy, Rockhopper Exploration and Sound Energy.