IS Thought Leadership: Patrick Ilott
Through Lens of Leadership
“Creating the conditions that allow people to thrive, make good decisions, and achieve positive outcomes for one another really gets me going. Perspektiv provides me the perfect vehicle to do this for our team and our clients”.
Patrick IIott – Perspektiv
Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability
Patrick has demonstrated leadership in infrastructure sustainability through his vision and leadership in the successful establishment and operation of Perspektiv. He has over 20 years of experience in sustainability, having worked for internationally renowned consultants and contracting organisations on large infrastructure assets and projects throughout Australia and the United Kingdom.
Since 2017, Patrick has led the expansion of his team, which now comprises of 24 employees. More than 20 of these professionals are currently dedicated to IS Ratings, and over the past two years, they have successfully completed more than 30 IS Rating assessments. The team have also worked on seven IS ‘Leading’ Ratings (with a rating score of 75 points or greater).
Patricks leadership style and values have enabled him to achieve significant success with Perspektiv. As an experienced ISAP, ISCA Verifier, and trainer, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with emerging leaders. However, what sets Patrick apart is his passion for engaging and sharing with others. He believes it is critical to enable individuals to make positive contributions, admitting that he ‘much prefers training, facilitating and empowering others to do good, as opposed to doing ‘‘real work’’.
Patrick demonstrates that by being flexible, open-minded, and leveraging positive relationships, leaders can create an environment where teams can thrive and achieve great results. His approach has allowed him to cultivate a culture of trust, where everyone is encouraged to share their ideas and opinions. Patrick understands that everyone has unique talents and perspectives, and he strives to create a space where those strengths can be utilised to the fullest.
Patrick places a high value on social and environmental responsibility, as demonstrated by Perspektiv’s certification as a B-Corp and commitment to good governance. His vision for Perspektiv; to find a better way, make a difference, and be genuine, is backed by his selfless approach that focuses on achieving beneficial outcomes for both the company and the broader community. Perspektiv donates 5% of profit before tax every year to support various social and environmental causes, reflecting Patrick’s commitment to giving back and making a positive impact on society.
In addition to Patrick’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility, he has recently made a significant move to transition Perspektiv into an employee-owned business, which not only empowers his employees but also strengthens the company’s commitment to long-term success and stability. This approach promotes a culture of shared responsibility and accountability, where every employee has a vested interest in the success of the company.
This move also aligns with Patrick’s belief in creating a more sustainable and equitable economy. He truly values his people and is committed to creating a positive work environment, that has been realised by Perspektiv becoming a preferred employer.