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Louise Patten



Louise Patten is one of a small number of women FTSE 100 directors and an even smaller number of FTSE 100 chairmen. She is a senior partner at Bain, a non-executive director of Bradford & Bingley and Marks & Spencer, and chairman of the property group, Brixton. Louise Patten is married to the former Cabinet Minister John (now Lord) Patten and they have one daughter.
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Bad Money

Louise Patten
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Louise Patten

Mary Kersey has burst through the glass ceiling. She has a high-profile City job giving strategic advice to banks. She's the family breadwinner, a loving wife and a caring mother to her daughter Gracie, and she struggles to find the right balance between her work and her home life. Her two worlds collide when the Treasury asks Mary to take on a secret role investigating dirty dealings surrounding ever-more-powerful hedge funds. She knows that the company her firm is working with was acquired after manipulation of the share price plus a good deal of help from a dodgy hedge fund. She finds herself torn every which way as husband, daughter, boss, her own conscience - all clamour for her attention. When matters take a dark turn, Mary discovers just how vulnerable she is. Standing between men and their money is a very dangerous place to be...