Former senior banking executive and advisor, Pat is a global thought leader, author and consultant in the emerging field of strategic governance. She is best known for her role as chair of Canada’s Task Force for the Payment System Review, bringing together government, community and industry leaders to transform the payments system in under two years. Pat is a director of many public, private and not-for-profit organizations. She was executive vice-president and chief strategy officer of a major financial institution and senior strategy advisor to financial services and technology companies for a global strategy consultancy. From 2010 to 2012, Pat was the chair of the Task Force for the Payments Review. The task force – which applied a catalytic governance process – delivered a community-supported action plan that enabled government and industry to quickly act on all four of the recommendations. With her Catalytic Governance co-authors, Steven Rosell and Ged Davis, she is working to create a community of leaders developing better approaches to governing in the information age. Pat has a PhD in Business Strategy, an MBA in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor of Mathematics. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and of the Clarkson Institute for Board Effectiveness at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She teaches Advanced Strategic Management and Competitive and Organizational Strategy to MBAs and executives. She is chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).