Pat is a seasoned executive who served at various blue-chip companies. He has held executive positions at South African Breweries – Beer Division, Edgars Consolidated Group (Edcon) and Kumba Resources Limited. He also served as a member of the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) Board of Governors.
Pat’s contribution to the growth of Royale Energy as a founder, Board member and Chairman of the Group is one of his career highlights. He participated in the deal structuring and fundraising that turned Royale into a multi-billion-rand revenue company. Pat exited and sold his equity held through PYUTAZ Family Trust as part of the sale of the company to the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru).
Pat has a strong understanding of empowerment, having been part of the committee which selected the participants in the Kumba Resources transaction which resulted in the development of Exxaro Resources Limited. He has extensive networks and interfaces at senior level with both government and captains of industry.
Pat graduated with Bachelor of Commerce (Unitra), Master of Business Administration (MBA)(Natal) and holds a Certificate in International Relations issued by the Institute of Foreign Relations, New Delhi, India.