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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.