Manchester China Forum Board Members

The Forum is directed by a board chaired by David Percival MBE, Managing Director for Deloitte in China, and is led by Executive Director Rhys Whalley.

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, Manchester China Forum
  • Joe Manning, Managing Director, MIDAS
  • Thomas Whitney, Head of Policy Development, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Manchester
  • Richard Cotton, Head of International Development, University of Manchester
  • Sam Darby, Development Director, Bruntwood SciTech
  • Jessica Bowles, Director of Strategy, Bruntwood
  • Danny Wilson, Director of Sales, Service & Operations, Manchester City Football Club
  • Jonathan Lingham, Director of Commercial & Fan Support, Manchester City Football Club
  • Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director, Manchester Airport Group
  • Adam Jupp, Director of Communications, Manchester Airport Group
  • Max Bielby, Chief Operations Officer, Vita Group
  • John Cooper, Partner, Deloitte
  • Mike Blackburn, Chairman of the LEP
  • Mark Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Growth Company
  • Victoria Braddock, Managing Director, Marketing Manchester
  • Yu Dongwen, Lead Director, Beijing Construction and Engineering International (UK)