Heather J. McGregor
Heather J. McGregor was appointed to the IGT PLC board of directors in March of 2017. She is the Executive Dean of the Edinburgh Business School, the graduate school of business of Heriot Watt University in the U.K. Ms. McGregor is also the principal shareholder and non-executive chairman of the executive search firm Taylor Bennett. In addition, Ms. McGregor is a director of Non-Standard Finance PLC, a company specializing in offering consumer loans in the U.K. Ms. McGregor has a Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong in Structured Finance and is an experienced writer and broadcaster, including writing for the Financial Times for 17 years. Ms. McGregor is also the founder of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which works to promote diversity in the communications industry, and 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 U.K.’s publicly listed companies. In June 2015, Ms. McGregor was made a Commander of the British Empire for her services to diversity and employment. In February 2017, she was appointed by the U.K. Government to be a member of the Honours Committee for the Economy.