renowned financial columnist
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Heather McGregor is a global business leader, academic, author and financial journalist working in the area of leadership, employment and diversity.
She is perhaps best known for writing the regular "Mrs Moneypenny Column" in the Financial Times from 1999 to 2016. She also writes regular pieces in The Times and Management Today and appears on TV and radio commenting on financial and business issues.
Heather 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.
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 currently Executive Dean at Edinburgh Business School, and a member of the Academy of Management and the International Network for Social Network Analysis.
Heather 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, she was awarded a CBE in June 2015 for services to business, especially employment skills and diversity.
Heather is a hugely respected speaker on global financial and business issues, who has lived and worked extensively in Asia as well as the UK. Equally at home at the Edinburgh Fringe as she is when commenting on in the mainstream media, she is known for the no-nonsense and humorous delivery of her expert analysis.