Patrick Stafrace

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Patrick Stafrace

Senior Consultant

Patrick is an experienced corporate adviser who leads Futureye’s technology practice.

Previously, he worked as an international affairs adviser at Edelman’s Jakarta office. His practice focused on developing advocacy strategies to support major investments, public diplomacy and social interventions across the Indo-Pacific region.

Patrick provided strategy, policy and communication advice on economic development programmes focused on regional connectivity and the fourth industrial revolution. He has worked extensively with intergovernmental organisations to steer private investment toward public infrastructure projects and provide digital literacy programmes to young people.

He has also provided public policy and regulatory solutions to multinational companies. His assignments have ranged from the development of regulatory regimes on artificial intelligence to securing preferential terms of trade for exporters.

Throughout his career, Patrick has led the use of digital technologies as a research and engagement tool for causes ranging from the abolition of modern slavery to government elections. His research engagements include the socialisation of agritech in West Nusa Tenggara and the effectiveness of digital communications as a driver of public policy reform.

In 2018, Patrick co-founded the ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership, which is now the nation’s largest youth movement for regional affairs. He currently serves as a non-executive director committed to helping young leaders contribute to international cooperation initiatives.

He holds degrees in Journalism, International Relations and Business Analytics from Deakin University.