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Portman appoints non-executive director

Majaro joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1978 on graduation from Oxford University. Appointed a partner in 1990, she left the firm in 2003 having worked in the Banking and Capital Markets Group and Transform, a PwC advisory service which helps business get the best out of their people.

Majaro is currently a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra Finance Committee and the development board of Somerville College.

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