After leaving school Patrice completed a number of qualifications including the completion of courses in Administration and Finance. Initially Patrice started her career as PA to the Principal within an educational establishment. She subsequently spent 3.5 years with NWP Recycling in Armagh as PA and Finance Manager before joining the McAllister Group in 2006. Initially having responsibility for the Purchase Ledger, Patrice was appointed Finance Manager in 2008. Patrice left the Group in 2016 to take up a role as PA to the Managing Director in Finnebrogue Meat Processors before re-joining the Group in 2017. Beyond work, Patrice enjoys horse-riding and walking with her dogs.