One of Australia’s leading motivational and management speakers, formerly Chief Executive of the company that owns Stadium Australia, the venue for Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Inspirational speaker Alan Patching receives rave reviews from his presentations around the globe on leadership, innovation, project management, and a range of management skills including negotiation and communication. He is currently very much in demand for his presentations on the Power of Purpose in the Corporate Environment, and Leading to Build a Futureproof Corporation.
Alan Patching is internationally regarded as one of Australia's most outstanding leaders, consultants and business presenters in his field. He has been described as the Australian project and business leadership guru.
Alan Patching challenges and inspires corporate and government leaders and potential leaders to take steps and make changes to foster the innovation necessary to ensure continuing relevance and sustainability of their business to make their business Futureproof. His vast business and academic lecturing experiences combine to make his corporate presentations the ideal blend of cutting edge theory and down to earth use-immediately practical wisdom. Alan Patching is a masterful platform presenter. His presentations are a high-energy mix of humour, take home content, audience involvement and anecdotes.
Alan Patching founded, grew and sold a number of consultancy businesses before holding senior executive positions in major corporations across a range of industries. He is Managing Director of Alan Patching and Associates Pty. Ltd. and Chairman of the Asia Pacific operations of US based Management Concepts, which partners with Regis University to deliver education programs to corporations.
Perhaps his best known business roles were as Chief Executive Officer of the entity which owned Sydney's Olympic Stadium and as the stadium project director. He was also project director on the $280m redevelopment of Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
Alan Patching has managed or directed over $7 billion of major projects throughout Australia, and in the early nineties negotiated the country's largest ever property deal valued at $1.4 billion, and its largest commercial lease. His business negotiations range from the sale and purchase of jet aircraft to the bulk buying of designer lingerie from leading international suppliers.
Patching is the author of a number of books and audio albums and has shared the international speaking platform with such luminaries as Dr. Tom Peters, Dr. Denis Waitley, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Zig Ziglar and Robert Kiyosaki. His major interest is educating leaders to understand the importance of stirring purpose based passion within organisations to provide a greater sense or satisfaction for their people and increase the potential for higher profit for shareholders.
He is a former army reserve officer, a jet endorsed private pilot, a kayaking ultra-marathoner, and husband to Annie and father to Mark, Anthony, Courtney and Georgia. He lives on The Gold Coast in Australia.