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MBA alumnus appointed to Alliance Manchester Business School Advisory Board

Alliance Manchester Business School has announced the appointment of David Gregson to its independent Advisory Board.

The School welcomes David who is an MBA alumnus and co-founder and former chairman of Phoenix Equity Partners, a leading UK mid-market private equity business.

Over his career David has been a director or chairman of some thirty companies or charities. He is currently an Executive Committee Member of The Institute for Fiscal Studies, a Trustee of Pro Bono Economics; a Board member of the Sutton Trust, which seeks to improve social mobility through education; and a member of the Advisory Boards of Phoenix Equity Partners, and also of the Apeldoorn Conference Series, which promotes shared understanding between the British and Dutch in areas of common interest.

Most recently, David has been Chairman of the LTA, which is responsible for tennis in Britain; Chairman of CGL, the UK's largest social and health care charity; and a Director of LLDC, which is transforming East London following the 2012 Games.

Commenting on his appointment David said: “Over 35 years after I obtained my MBA from Manchester, I am honoured to have been asked by Professor Fiona Devine to join the AMBS Advisory Board. It has been a privilege to re-engage with the School and its outstanding leadership team in recent years. I look forward to having the opportunity to contribute to the School’s future success in the years to come.”

David has an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School and an MA in Maths and Physics from Cambridge University.

The Advisory Board, comprises 12 industry experts, including its Chair and former corporate banker Damaris Albarran.  It specifically advises the Dean and Head of Alliance Manchester Business School, Professor Fiona Devine and her leadership team.

Professor Fiona Devine said: “The School’s Advisory Board makes a very important contribution to the development of the School’s strategy. I am delighted David has accepted our invitation to join the board and his extensive business experience brings another important external perspective to our research and teaching portfolio.”