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LeadershipTV® - Turning the corner on boardroom diversity

7/26/2016 Jenni Hibbert

Patrice Merrin, a non-executive director of Glencore, one of the world’s largest diversified natural resources companies, highlights the challenges and opportunities of board leadership in the latest installment of Heidrick & Struggles’ LeadershipTV®.

A longtime advocate for board diversity, Merrin discusses the milestone achievement of having a woman on every FTSE board, the continuing efforts to increase the percentage of women on boards in mining and heavy industry companies, and the challenges that keep directors “up at night.”

About Patrice Merrin

Born in Toronto, Canada


Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University; completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD.

Career highlights

Merrin has served as COO of Canadian diversified mining company Sherritt, and as CEO of Luscar, Canada’s largest thermal coal producer. She is a nonexecutive director of Stillwater Mining and Novadaq Technologies, and has served as a director and then chairman of CML Healthcare (then TSX) and on the board of Enssolutions, a mining services company, and NB Power.

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