Patricia served as the chief of staff to the 29th president of Harvard University until June 2023. Previously Patricia was on the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS), where she taught global leadership and led the Center for Public Leadership with David Gergen. Prior to joining the HKS faculty, Patricia led the executive education business at Harvard Business School. Prior to her roles at Harvard, Bellinger served as energy conglomerate British Petroleum (BP)’s first group vice president for global diversity. One of BP’s top 40 leaders, Patricia was a member of the Upstream and Downstream Excos. Under her leadership, BP won the coveted Catalyst Award for the advancement of women and progress in global diversity. She subsequently served as BP’s group vice president of executive development and led the BP Leadership Academy. Patricia has served on numerous public and private company boards over the past 25 years. Patricia has been involved in renewables for over a decade, serving most recently on the board of Pattern Energy. She currently serves on the boards of Safran, Sonepar, where she chairs the RemCo, Bath and Body Works, (chair of Nom/Gov), the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Patricia holds an AB degree with dual concentrations from Harvard University.