Professor Heather McGregor

Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School

CBE, PhD, MBA, BSc (Hons)

Professor Heather J. McGregor is the Executive Dean of the Edinburgh Business School, the School of Business of Heriot-Watt University.

 Professor McGregor is non-executive chairman of the executive search firm Taylor Bennett. She is also the founder of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which works to promote diversity in the communications industry. In addition, Professor McGregor is a non-executive director of two public companies.

Professor McGregor has a PhD from the University of Hong Kong in Structured Finance and is an experienced writer and broadcaster, including writing for the Financial Times for 17 years. She is also the founder of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which works to promote diversity in the communications industry, and a founding member of the steering committee of the 30% Club, which is working to raise the representation of women at senior levels within the U.K.’s publicly listed companies.

In June 2015, Professor McGregor was made a Commander of the British Empire for her services to diversity and employment. In February 2017, she was appointed by the UK Government to be a member of the Honours Committee for the Economy.

Qualifications

PhD, University of Hong Kong

MBA, London Business School

BSc (Hons), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Background

"Edinburgh Business School was established to do the thing it continues to do brilliantly – to provide access to management education to people all around the world, regardless of where they are, the hours that they work or their family circumstances"

Heather McGregor

Key publications

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