Professor McGregor CBE, PhD (Hong Kong), MBA (London Business School), BSc (Hons) (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) is a global business leader, academic, author and financial journalist working in the area of leadership, employment and diversity. She has extensive experience in the capital markets in both the UK and in Asia, with specialisms in human resources, change management and in the global utilisation of social networks.

As a visiting professor and lecturer she has taught at several business schools including City University (Cass), the London Business School and the University of East London, on subjects including employability and the development of social and human capital. She is a member of the Academy of Management and the International Network for Social Network Analysis.

A respected financial journalist and author, Professor McGregor is also known in the public arena for her weekly ‘Mrs Moneypenny’ column in the Financial Times, regular pieces in The Times and Management Today and appearances on TV and radio.

She was a co-founder of the 30% Club which campaigns to increase the number of women on boards, and continues to serve on its steering committee. A strong champion of diversity in the workplace, Professor McGregor was awarded a CBE in June 2015 for services to business, especially employment skills and diversity.

Professor McGregor’s wealth of experience in the workplace development of business leaders and her global perspective brings to Edinburgh Business School a unique insight highly relevant to its mission, and its global portfolio. It also aligns with our students, many of whom are already employed and aspire to key leadership roles. 

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

Professor Heather McGregor