Philip Patston

Profile photo of Philip PatstonPhilip is best recognised for his ten-year career as a comedian and entertainer but these days, it's his passion for social change that is getting him noticed.

An alumnus of the New Zealand Social Entrepreneur Fellowship and Leadership New Zealand, Philip passionately believes that, individually and collectively, we have a powerful opportunity to significantly change our social fabric - simply by creatively re-imagining diversity.

Besides his role as co-director of the Be. Leadership programme, Philip's professional highlights include: being appointed the Patron of Rainbow Youth, speaking at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford; and setting up not-for-profit organizations including the Diversityworks Trust, Ripple Trust, Manawanui inCharge and Auckland Disability Law.