Prior to his appointment as chief financial officer, Mark Patrick was head of commercial finance at Syngenta (2011–2016). Prior to that, he was head of crop protection finance (2008–2011 and 2005–2006); head of finance, North America Crop Protection (2006–2008); head of business reporting (2003–2005) and APAC regional supply finance head at Syngenta in Hong Kong. He joined AstraZeneca in 1993. Patrick holds no other mandates in the supreme executive bodies of listed or non-listed companies.
He is a chartered management accountant and also holds an honors degree in quantity surveying and a post graduate degree in economics.