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Patricia Alexander

Shared Interest Society, Managing Director

Patricia has been Managing Director of Shared Interest Society since 2006, before then she was managing director of Saint-Gobain Quartz Group.

Patricia is a supporting member of the UK Fair Trade Leader's Forum, and a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD). Patricia also supports Newcastle High School for Girls, where she is Chair of Governors, and St Oswald's RC Primary School where she is a Governor.

Patricia is a qualified accountant and graduated from Durham University Business School with an MBA.

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