Manchester China Forum

Manchester China Forum

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Our Board Members

  1. The Forum is directed by a board chaired by David Percival MBE, Managing Director for Deloitte in China, led by Executive Director Rhys Whalley, and Non-Executive Director Lord Nat Wei of Shoreditch, an influential advisor to the UK Government and the highest-ranking Parliamentarian of Asian origin in Europe. Board members include Chief Executive Officers of the region’s most influential companies such as Manchester City Football Group, Manchester Airports Group and the University of Manchester as well as key public officials.

    - David Percival, Managing Director (China), Deloitte – Chairman

    - Rhys Whalley, Executive Director

    - Lord Nat Wei, House of Lords


    - Omar Berrada, Chief Operating Officer, Manchester City Football

    - Mike Blackburn, Chairman of the LEP

    - John Cooper, Partner, Deloitte

    - Andrew Cowan, CEO, Manchester Airport

    - Mark Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Growth Company

    - Adam Jupp, Head of External Affairs, Manchester Airport

    - Tim Newns, Chief Executive Officer, MIDAS

    - Thomas Renn, Managing Director, Manchester Science Partnerships, Bruntwood SciTech

    - Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Manchester

    - Sheona Southern, Managing Director, Marketing Manchester

    - Xing Yan, Managing Director, Beijing Construction and Engineering

    - Yu Dongwen, Lead Director, Beijing Construction and Engineering International (UK)

    - Max Bielby, Managing Director, VITA Student


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