Patrick Dunne CCMI

Patrick Dunne

Chairman, CMI Board of Companions 

Patrick is currently the Chairman of board consultancy Boardelta, the charities The EY Foundation and ESSA – Education Sub Sahara Africa – and CMI’s Board of Companions. Patrick is also a member of the advisory board of Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund and the FT NED club.


He is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School and former member of the General Council of Warwick University.


His executive career was spent at Air Product and 3i, where he is on the operating committee. Patrick is also a former chairman of smart materials business D3O.


He also has extensive experience of developing social enterprises using venture philanthropy techniques, most notably with Leap where he was Chairman, from 2006 to 2015, and with Warwick in Africa which he founded in 2006.