Patricia Meredith, PhD, FCPA, FCA
Former senior banking executive and strategy advisor, Patricia Meredith is a global thought leader, award winning 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 Meredith 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 written three books on strategy and governance – Stumbling Giants: Transforming Canada’s Banks for the Information Age (2017), which won the Donner Prize for best public policy book of the year, Catalytic Governance: Leading Change in the Information Age, and Better Boardrooms: Repairing Corporate Governance for the 21st Century (2020).
Dr. Meredith 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, the David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. She teaches Strategy, Uncertainty and Governance to MBAs and executives. Patricia is Chair, of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).