Pat has had a distinguished business career, most recently serving as Executive Chairman of Philip-Treacy Ltd – Haute-Couture Millinery, and now lives in Cambridge. She first came to Magdalene as a postgraduate student to study for an MPhil in Archaeology and is now a Fellow Commoner of the College and the Alumni Secretary. She is also Senior Treasurer of the Magdalene Boat Club.

In the wider University, Pat is a member of the Management Board of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, and is deeply involved with University Sports. She is Executive Director and a former Chairman of Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club, a Trustee of the Hawks’ Charitable Trust, and Director of the Executive Committee of the Ospreys. In 2013, she was asked by the University to conduct an initial review of University sport for the University of Cambridge Sports Syndicate.

Pat is a Governor of Trumpington Community College, and a former Chairman of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust.