It is with a heavy heart that we notify you of the passing of Philip Paterson on Tuesday 13 September 2022.
Philip was appointed to the RSA Board in June 2015 to be the first “Appointed” Director under the new Constitution. The board elected Philip as Chair in August 2015 and he completed his tenure in February 2022 after 7-years of service.
A Chartered Accountant and partner with Grant Thornton for 30 years, Philip left the firm in 2012 to achieve a change of pace and to establish his own consultancy specialising in planning, problem solving and governance. Philip’s broad financial and commercial experience was a valuable addition to the Rowing SA Board. Philip did not row competitively but has connections to rowing that attracted him to Rowing SA, including many hours rowing dinghies around Goolwa and the Coorong as a child. Both Philip’s children rowed with Scotch College.
We pass on to Sandra and the Paterson family our condolences.