Patrick Pickett has been a leader, performer, conductor, artistic director, educator, fundraiser and business advisor within the arts in Australia and overseas for more than 40 years. His unique career sees him as a regular guest speaker within the arts community as well as a broad range of community organisations including Probus, Rotary, View Clubs and The Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies.
In 2013 Patrick launched a new and innovative arts company in Queensland. The Australian Musicians and Orchestra Services (AMOS) has as its mission: to provide outstanding performance opportunities for Queensland’s growing body of high level professional musicians.
Alongside this new business Patrick has become the new owner, Artistic Director/Conductor of the Queensland Pops Orchestra. This iconic orchestra has been renowned for quality entertainment since it was formed by Colin Harper in the mid 80′s. Patrick is delighted to lead the Pops on the next phase of its artistic evolution.
Patrick was Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra from January 2009 to June 2012. Prior to that appointment Patrick had a distinguished career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).