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Patrick Lawrence, CEO

After an early career as a classical pianist and vocal coach, Patrick transitioned to the world of social justice through volunteering in the humanitarian sector. He joined First Step as a volunteer in 2005 and transitioned to CEO in 2017.  He worked with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre from 2007 in a variety of roles, ending his tenure there as Director of Humanitarian Services before taking up the position of CEO at First Step in 2017.