Lucas Patchett

Board Member

Lucas Patchett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Orange Sky, a not for profit with a mission of positively connecting communities through a free mobile laundry and shower service for people experiencing homelessness. Started in 2014, Orange Sky has expanded to more than 60 services across Australia and New Zealand with a team of 3,000+ volunteers providing a range of services across a variety of different communities. Lucas is passionate about serving the community, innovation and how to create and build organisational culture. Lucas was awarded the Young Australian of the Year award in 2016 and an Order of Australia Medal in 2020. Lucas was appointed as Director of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Board in 2021 and took up his position on the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation Board in April 2024.