Pat has over 20 years executive leadership experience working for a variety of Fortune 500 companies and luxury brands including Coca Cola South Africa, Draft FCB, Thebe Investments, Bentley etc. Educated in Botswana, USA and Canada, she holds a BA Honours from Queens University from Ontario, Canada. Pat is currently the Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations at De Beers Global Sightholder Sales (DBGSS) and is responsible for Government Relations, External Communications, Sustainability and Social Investment. Her primary role is to protect and promote the brand and reputation of the DBGSS and diamonds as a category and support the commercial interests of the business with external and internal stakeholders. The role also entails managing DBGSS’s relationships with Government and non-Government stakeholders.