Patrick joined the Assore group in 2002 after his master’s degree at the University of Colorado (USA).
He was appointed a Director of Ore & Metal, the selling and Marketing agent for all of Assmang’s products, in 2007, and is currently its chairman as well as the Group Marketing Director for Assore Limited. In addition, from 1 st January 2019, Patrick was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Assore Limited. Patrick was appointed as a director of Assmang in 2008 and Assore in 2016, and is on the board of Oresteel Proprietary Limited, the ultimate holding company of Assore. In 2016 Patrick was appointed as the Chairman of Cato Ridge Alloys Ltd, a 50% owned subsidiary of Assmang Ltd, producing Medium Carbon Ferro Manganese. On 1 st July 2020, Patrick was appointed as the Managing Director of Assore International Holdings, based in Winchester, United Kingdom. From January 2021 Patrick was appointed as the Chairman of MARA the REACH Manganese Consortium and has been Vice Chairman if the International Manganese Institute since July 2018.
On a personal level, Patrick is a loving husband to his wife Casey and the proud father to Tyler, Riley and Luca Sacco. All his sons represent their county at various sports which include cricket, hockey, athletics and swimming. Patrick is a passionate fly fisherman and sports enthusiast and if not on the river can be found on the hockey field. Patrick loves to travel to the far corners of the world, and it is during these travels that his passion for saving the environment was ignited. Patrick is an active member and guardian of the Plum Foundation whose formation was built on rewilding the planet. The Plum Foundation is helping communities and independent organizations around the world to drive action for sustainable development and ecosystems restoration. The next decade will be crucial for our future on Earth as we know it and at The Plum Foundation, we put our efforts to support rewilding projects helping wilderness and ecosystems to recover and thrive again with our focus on restoring forests and restoring and protecting corals and the marine environment.