Alister Paterson

From Global Energy Monitor

Alister Paterson, a former journalist, is a director and co-owner of Simpson Paterson, a small Victorian lobbying firm.[1]

Paterson was a Liberal Party member for the seat of South Barwon in the Victorian Parliament between 1992 and 2002[2] and chief of staff for Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle.[3]

A biographical note states that Paterson has previously worked in the Lord Mayor's Office in the City of Melbourne, for Paterson Media and Invest Hong Kong.[4]

Company clients

Simpson Paterson is registered in Victoria as the lobbyist for Exergen, a small company wanting an allocation of coal from the Victorian Liberal government led by Dennis Napthine. As of July 10, 2013 the firm also listed Sinclair Brook, H V McKay, SecondBite and Coles (Property Group) as clients.[5]


A biographical note from 2002 states that Paterson was[2]

  • 1982-91: Party Media Training;
  • 1978-86: Journalist, Sales Executive, Programming Executive HSV7;
  • 1987-89: Senior Newsreader, ATV10;
  • 1988-90 Radio Host/Commentator, 3AW;
  • 1991-92: Self-employed Media Consultant;
  • 1994-97: Director and Trustee, Deakin University Foundation Ltd;
  • 2002: Executive Director, Second Bite; Principal, Paterson Media Member: Samuel Griffith Society;

Articles and resources


  1. "Simpson Paterson", Public Sector Standards Commissioner, accessed August 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Paterson, Alister Irvine", Parliament of Victoria, November 2002.
  3. Shane Green, "Lord of his domain", The Age, September 22, 2012.
  4. "Alister Paterson", LinkedIn, accessed August 2013.
  5. "Simpson Paterson", Public Sector Standards Commissioner, accessed August 2013.

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