Patrick O’Donnell Bourke served as Group Finance Director for John Laing Group plc from 2011 until his retirement in 2019. He has significant international experience in infrastructure, particularly in the electricity and energy sectors. He was Group Finance Director of Viridian Group PLC, the Northern Ireland based energy group from 2000 to 2006, becoming Group Chief Executive from 2007 to 2011 after Viridian was taken private. Previously, he was Group Treasurer for Powergen plc and spent nine years in investment banking with Barclays de Zoete Wedd and Hill Samuel. Patrick graduated from Cambridge University and qualified as a chartered accountant with Peat Marwick (now KPMG). He has served as a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Affinity Water Limited since 2013.