Patrick, 61, leaves Emap in the spring to "find some new challenges". He joined Yours, which targets the over-60s grey market, in 1989 as editor having previously been deputy editor of rival mature magazine Choice.
During Patrick's time as editor, Yours, Emap's third-largest selling title, has increased circulation to 368,006 from a base of around 100,000.
In the January to June ABCs, Yours was up 2.2% for the six months and 5% year on year to 368,006, representing its 26th consecutive ABC increase.
Yours is the sixth-biggest title in the women's glossy sector and was recently described by Emap Esprit's managing director Carrie Barker as Emap's "best-kept secret". She added that, despite recent predictions suggesting the over-50s will soon have 50% of the UK's total spending power, advertisers had been slow to react.
Yours competes with Saga Magazine, which has a 1m-plus ABC but is heavily bulked.
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