Manchester China Forum Board Members

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
  • Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Manchester
  • Laura Percy, Head of Development, Bruntwood SciTech 
  • Jessica Bowles, Director of Strategy, Bruntwood
  • Danny Wilson, Operations Director, Manchester City Football Club
  • Ken O'Toole, Chief Development Officer, MAG
  • Adam Jupp, Head of External Affairs, Manchester Airport
  • Max Bielby, Managing Director, VITA Student
  • John Cooper, Partner, Deloitte
  • Mike Blackburn, Chairman of the LEP
  • Mark Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Growth Company
  • Sheona Southern, Managing Director, Marketing Manchester
  • Xing Yan, Managing Director, Beijing Construction and Engineering
  • Yu Dongwen, Lead Director, Beijing Construction and Engineering International (UK)