HON. PATRICK FARMER, A M. Known as Pat Farmer, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to Politics, Charitable works, both nationally and internationally and his international achievements in ultra-marathon running.
In the year 2000 Pat Farmer was awarded Australian “Achiever of the Year” By the Prime Minister John Winston Howard. Pat was awarded the National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year in 2012 for his epic run from the North Pole to the South Pole via the Americas, this extraordinary human challenge supported the International Red Cross/Red Crescents’ work in helping those living in poverty without clean drinking water and clean sanitary conditions, (the cause of millions of deaths world-wide every year). From 2001 to 2010 The Hon Pat Farmer served as an elected representative within the Australian Federal Parliament, he represented the government seat of Macarthur in south west Sydney, New South Wales.
Mr. Farmer’s political portfolio included being a member of the House of Representatives, Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training, Shadow Minister for Sport & Youth, serving on sub-committees including Education and Training, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.
Pat Farmer is a qualified engineer and a Director on the Board of The Australian Sports Commission. Pat Farmer is also the owner and Director of an international event management company. Pat Farmer is regularly consulted by business to assist with representation to the Australian Government and plays an integral role is supporting Public/Private business relationships.