PROFILES Auckland, New Zealand

Philip Patston - Auckland, NZ

Philip Patston - Auckland, NZ

Managing Director, Diversity New Zealand Ltd

"In my leisure time, I enjoy the stimulation of meaningful conversation, the indulgence of red wine; the adrenaline of action, thriller and sci-fi movies; and an eclectic taste in reading. I have also written a significant collection of poetry/lyrics and have put some to music. I am an early adopter of new technology; a pragmatic proponent of social media and a grounded believer in spirituality."

I became chair of Auckland Council's Disability Advisory Panel in July 2017 and was invited onto the Health Research Council NZ's Development Group in June 2018."