Mr Pate graduated from Edinburgh University with a BEd (Hons) in Physical Education. He also gained a post graduate certificate from Strathclyde University in Management in Education. He has been a Principal Teacher of Guidance and was a Deputy Head teacher at a school in Glasgow, UK.
He has taught Physical Education for 20 years and is passionate about competitive sports. Having competed for Great Britain in athletics as a teenager he sees the benefits of setting yourself challenging but realistic targets and striving to achieve them.
In his spare time Mr Pate enjoys spending quality time with his family and running over the amazing trails that Hong Kong has to offer.