An engineer by training, Patrice Lucciardi began his career at SNCF, holding positions in operations before becoming head of a unit at Infra (later SNCF Réseau). He went on to serve as safety director in the Infrastructure Division, then as head of safety management when SNCF Réseau was created. During his tenure in the Innovation and Research division, he took part in the Tech4Rail programme, helping shape the rail system of the future. He moved to SNCF Gares & Connexions in 2020, serving first as regional director for stations in northern Paris and then for all Paris stations. In August 2021 he became Director of Risks, Safety and Security.