Pat Southern is a chartered professional accountant who has held executive financial and administrative positions, including Chief Financial Officer, in several professional services firms, and in public and private companies.  Pat has served in volunteer senior leadership positions, as treasurer, director and chair of the board, with a variety of non-profit agencies, private schools, professional associations and Trent University, making her an essential asset to the Parachute Board of Directors.  Prior to chairing Parachute’s Board of Directors, Pat was chair of the organization’s Finance, Audit and Budget Committee.