- 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 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 that 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.
- Fostering innovation
- Maintaining relevance
- Building better relationships
- Increasing performance and profitability
Your presentation was inspirational, and as MC of our Gala dinner, you were an outstanding success. In a word, you were sensational. I would be delighted if you would join us again next year in Paris.
Marketing Manager, Group Incentive and Sponsorship
Colonial Financial Services
I wanted to congratulate you on an excellent presentation. My wife and I were impressed with your philosophy on both business and life. As an aside, I believe your presentation did more for Australia in this region than any number of trade shows.
Australian High Commission in Malaysia
Alan Patching was excellent. The presentation was very entertaining. Alan really understood the briefing we gave him. He also facilitated the industry panel very effectively.
Meetings Industry Association of Australia
Alan Patching is a sensational presenter with a seldom seen mix of entertainment, presence and take-home-and-use content.
Olympic On Site Operations.
I admit to being a little wary when I booked an Australian to present to our leading clients. I need not have been concerned. The feedback was amazing, and people are still asking ‘how did you get onto that guy?’
Alan Patching’s presentation was thought provoking yet very entertaining. From his vast business experience and the thorough pre-event research he undertook, he tailored the perfect presentation for us. I doubt a single person left that room without immediately making some changes in the way they conduct their life and business.
This speaker delivers great content – great wisdom actually – and he does it with personality and humour. He literally inspires a group from the moment he walks into the room.”
WPG Design Group New York
Alan was also the opening keynote speaker at the Institute's conference…he was rated the conference's best presenter.
Australian Institute of Credit Union Management
Alan Patching was brilliant, a great opening. Delegates’ comments included thought provoking, inspirational, excellent, educational, etc. etc. Top ratings for him.
Australian Association of Friendly Societies
The feedback from our customers concerning your presentation has been excellent. I very much appreciated how well you interpreted the brief we gave you.
What a pleasure it was working with you in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Your energy and drive really engaged the audience.
The Zig Ziglar Corporation
A great presentation with never a dull moment.
Estabell Pte. Ltd. Singapore
An excellent presentation from an outstanding communicator.
We all enjoyed your remarks very much. The issues you canvass are very relevant and need to be addressed at senior levels within all contemporary organisations. The group was particularly engaged by your ideas and it was obvious that they were enjoying themselves. We very much appreciated the humour and wit you brought to the event.
Aston James International
Your presentation was relevant and well pitched for our sales and motivation conference. Your humour, use of props and collection of good ideas simply held everyone captive. I will certainly be using your services again.
Westpac Banking Corporation
Many motivational speakers excite a group and leave them wanting. You focused them on crucial issues and tangible business suggestions they can immediately work into their business plans, and they were begging for more. Thank you for an A1 presentation.
Ely Lilly Australia Pty Limited
Our delegates were impressed with your style of presentation and the content you delivered. Many have already asked when we can next have you address our network.
Richardson and Wrench Real Estate
Thank you for your contribution to our Sales Incentive Program in Langkawi, Malaysia. Your philosophy and comments on innovation, passion, future outlook, partnering and personal balance were excellent and extremely valuable to both delegates and their partners. Thank you also for taking the time to participate in the social activities of the conference.
What an opening to our conference! In just 25 minutes you informed, excited and mesmerised, and set the tone for the next two days. The state Government is now considering running this conference with us every year, and I think you should take much of the credit for this happy outcome.
Business Women’s Consultative Council
Mr. Patching gave an excellent talk to a group of leading New York City architects, engineers and contractors. His approaches to corporate development, team building, strategizing and marketing were unique and insightful and were extraordinarily well received by our group of jaded and overworked business executives. In addition to being informative, the lecture was also very enjoyable. Mr. Patching has loads of personality and a wonderful sense of humor. I personally enjoyed the lecture so much that I am actively recruiting Mr. Patching to address another group to which I belong that is comprised solely of Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers.
PM Contracting Company New York
Alan Patching’s well-researched presentation was the best in our program and the feedback from the delegates rated his session the best over the 3-day conference. The Finance and Insurance industry is a very challenging environment to work in and the delegates are always critical in their approach to speakers so the wonderful feedback was a credit to Alan’s hard work and humorous presentation style!. It was also wonderful to have him MC the Gala Event – he added a great sense of style to the occasion. The team at Convention & Incentive Services look forward to the next opportunity of working with him on a major international off-shore event.
Convention & Incentive Services
Alan has a very natural ability to relate to, motivate and inspire an audience from the minute he walks into the room. He was able to provide some wonderful techniques and tools to be an effective leader and to keep your life interesting - which were reinforced by his successful experiences as a leader on many diverse projects.
When Alan Patching speaks you don’t just get technical and leadership knowledge, you get a Ph. D. on life.