Patrick Moriarty is the Executive Director of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). As the Institute of Community Directors Australia's Executive Director, Patrick has led and managed the development of the organisation's training and advisory services arm. The Institute was established to help community organisations, stakeholders and schools gain practical knowledge, support and advice on matters that impact on their work, including governance and board development, funding, risk management, strategic planning and marketing. Having delivered training throughout the country to more than 50,000 organisations, Patrick's reputation as a practical and passionate adviser is unparalleled. As a grant assessor and consultant and a long-time community sector board member and volunteer, Patrick brings knowledge from both sides of the fence to his highly practical and engaging advice and support. Patrick is an ASQA accredited trainer and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing. Patrick has also recently led the roll out of two major governance programs - the DHHS Cemetery Trust Governance Program and the Australia Council for the Arts Governance Program. A deliberate focus of these programs is on supporting organisations in regional, rural and remote communities to ensure their ongoing sustainability. The changing nature of community and its people requires investment in supporting social infrastructure. At the core of its origin almost 20 years ago the establishment of Our Community was to ensure that any person regardless of location could walk or roll out of their home and be able to gain access to the services and support they needed to contribute and be connected with community. Patrick has contributed to a number of boards including a peak early childhood board, national mental health organisation and a number of other community based boards. He believes in the value that this can bring to not only community but as a skill base for life in communication, planning, leadership and capacity building.