External Academic, Academic Council

Dr. Patricia Plackett (BA, MBA, Ph.D.)

Patricia Plackett holds PhDs in business strategy from Copenhagen Business School and in anthropology from the University of Toronto. Her background includes management, research, and teaching positions in the public and private sectors. For four years she was Academic Director of the International Summer University Program at Copenhagen Business School where her research and teaching interests were focused on sustainability issues.

Earlier positions include Assistant Director of a global executive MBA program, Project Manager of an EU-Asia Link Project, and Researcher/Analyst with two research think tanks in Copenhagen. Prior to moving to Copenhagen in 1999 she was Executive Director of a professional education network for the forest sector of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Her previous management experience includes roles as the first Technology Marketing Manager for New Zealand’s Forest Research Institute and subsequently as the Director of Marketing and Business Development for the New Zealand Ministry of Forestry following several years with the management consulting arm of a multinational engineering company in Vancouver.

She started her career with a position in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of British Columbia. In 2012 she was nominated for The Economist ‘Business Professor of the Year’ award and is currently teaching two MBA program classes in Business Ethics at Simon Fraser University.