28 September 2023 - Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that Deborah Platt Majoras has joined the firm’s Board as a Non-Executive Director, effective 1 September, 2023.
Deborah brings a wealth of legal, regulatory and public policy experience to the role and has deep insights into the critical issues facing global business leaders today.
Alan Parker, Chair and Founder of Brunswick, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Deborah to our Board as we continue to accelerate the firm’s ambition to be the world’s leading critical issues firm, helping our clients play their role in the world successfully. Her global outlook, wealth of energy and deep experience will bring the perspectives and challenge we want around the boardroom table”.
On joining Brunswick’s Board, Deborah said: “As the operating environment for companies around the world becomes increasingly complex, I am proud to join a firm that is so uniquely placed to advise business leaders globally. I have been impressed by the caliber of Brunswick’s senior talent and appreciate the culture they have fostered. I look forward to helping the firm grow and evolve”.
The Board is chaired by Sir Alan Parker, Chair and Founder, and comprises Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Fenwick, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, Helen James, Chief Operating Officer, and Louise Charlton, Co-founder and Vice Chair, as Directors. The Non-Executive Directors are San Orr, President at BDT & MSD Partners, Geraldine Buckingham, Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings, and now Deborah Majoras, who also serves on the Boards of American Express and Valero Energy.
About Deborah P. Majoras
During her remarkable career, Deborah has advised global organizations on how to effectively navigate complex operating environments. She brings invaluable experience from her time with Procter & Gamble (P&G), where she co-led on sustainability and the company’s proxy contest with investor Nelson Peltz, and was last President and Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. She joined P&G in 2008 and was named Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in 2010. Prior to P&G, she spent several years working for the US Government. In 2004, she was appointed Chair of the Federal Trade Commission by President George W. Bush. During her tenure, she focused the agency on ensuring data security and protecting consumers from emerging forms of fraud, including identity theft, spyware, and deceptive spam.
From 2001 to 2003 she was Deputy Assistant Attorney General and later Principal Deputy of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, overseeing matters involving software, financial networks, defense, healthcare, media and entertainment, banking, and other industries.
Earlier in her career, Deborah was an associate and partner at the law firm Jones Day, advising clients on civil and criminal antitrust matters, and was a member of the firm’s technology issues practice.
Majoras received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif. She graduated summa cum laude from Westminster College in 1985.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com
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