Patrick Goodman

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Sir Patrick Goodman

Patrick Ledger Goodman

(1929-04-06)6 April 1929
Died9 September 2017(2017-09-09) (aged 88)
Motueka, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealander
Known forGoodman Fielder

Sir Patrick Ledger Goodman GNZM CBE (6 April 1929 – 9 September 2017), known as Pat Goodman or Sir Pat Goodman, was a prominent New Zealand businessman, arts patron and philanthropist. Along with his brother he co-founded the Australasian food giant Goodman Fielder. He was a former CEO and chairman of the company.[1][2]

In the 1995 Queen's Birthday Honours, Goodman was appointed a Knight Bachelor, for services to business management, export and the community.[3] In the Queen's Birthday and Golden Jubilee Honours 2002 Goodman was appointed as a Principal Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business, the arts and the community[4] which was later redesignated as a Knight Grand Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit.[5]

Goodman died at his home in Motueka on 9 September 2017.[6]


  1. ^ Goodman Fielder Ltd. Business Information, Profile, and History.; retrieved 21 February 2012.
  2. ^ Goodmans the first to join new hall of fame.; retrieved 21 February 2012.
  3. ^ "The Queen's Birthday Honours 1995" (23 June 1995) 62 New Zealand Gazette 1597.
  4. ^ "The Queen's Birthday and Golden Jubilee Honours 2002" (5 June 2002) 57 New Zealand Gazette 1533.
  5. ^ "Dames and Knights Honours 2009 List" (12 August 2009) 118 New Zealand Gazette 2691; retrieved 21 February 2012.
  6. ^ Philanthropist, arts patron, businessman Sir Pat Goodman dies; retrieved 9 September 2017.