Patricia (Pat) Meredith is a CIGI senior fellow and a global thought leader, award-winning author and consultant in the emerging field of strategic governance.
Pat is the 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 adviser to financial services and technology companies for a global strategy consultancy.
Pat has written three books on strategy and governance: Stumbling Giants: Transforming Canada’s Banks for the Information Age (co-authored with James L. Darroch, 2017), which won the Donner Prize for best public policy book of the year; Catalytic Governance: Leading Change in the Information Age (2016); and Better Boardrooms: Repairing Corporate Governance for the 21st Century (2020).
From 2010 to 2012, Pat chaired Canada’s Task Force for the Payments System 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 A. Rosell and Ged R. Davis, she is working to create a community of leaders developing better approaches to governing in the information age.
Pat has a Ph.D. in business strategy, an M.B.A. in management information systems and a B.Math. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She teaches courses on strategy, uncertainty and governance to M.B.A. students and executives. Pat is chair of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.