Mr. Lea Patterson
President & CEO
Lea is an electronics and computer engineer and former Royal Australian Navy Officer. While in the Australian Navy Lea was engaged on his first Activity-Based Cost model as part of a project building a large enterprise-wide model covering the entire Australian Navy. After leaving the navy, Lea was a foundation employee of what would become Pilbara Group with clients primarily in the Australian defense force. The US Navy saw the model completed for the Australian Navy and requested the same. This took Lea and the team to Pearl Harbor, HI and eventually Norfolk, VA. During this time in the US, the company started receiving requests from Australian universities to build ABC models, which kick started the Higher Education practice about 10 years ago. Now Higher Education is a primary focus for Pilbara Group in Australia and the US and Lea is currently heading up both companies servicing clients in Australia, US, Mexico and the United Kingdom.