Founder & Senior Advisor
Professor Heather McGregor, CBE co-founded TBH and now acts as a senior advisor to the firm. From 2004-2019, she was the principal shareholder of Taylor Bennett.
In her early career, she worked in financial PR and investor relations before doing an MBA at the London Business School and joining ABN Amro as a sellside analyst. She then spent eight years with the bank, working in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, before joining Taylor Bennett in 2000. She is the Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School, the graduate school of business of Heriot Watt University.
Heather has a PhD from the University of Hong Kong. She was the founder of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which works to promote diversity in the communications industry by equipping talented graduates from ethnic minorities with the skills and confidence to pursue successful communications careers. Heather was 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 UK’s publicly quoted companies. A strong champion of diversity in the workplace, Heather was awarded a CBE in June 2015 for services to business, especially employment skills and diversity. She is one of the six members of the UK Government's Honours Committee for the Economy, which recommends honours for people contributing to business life.
She is also an experienced writer and broadcaster, including writing for the Financial Times for 17 years under the pseudonym Mrs Moneypenny. As Mrs Moneypenny, she has presented several TV series for C4 and had a one-woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 and 2013, which also had an off-Broadway run. She has held a private pilot’s license for ten years, and has written seven books.
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