Nigel Doughty MBA 1984, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Doughty Hanson and Distinguished Alumnus of Cranfield School of Management, has joined free management consultancy charity The Cranfield Trust as President. Nigel’s range of philanthropic activities includes establishing the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield and serving as a member of the School's International Advisory Board. He has been a longstanding supporter of The Cranfield Trust.
He said: “I got involved because I was impressed with the real difference The Cranfield Trust makes to charities. Cranfield Trust volunteers help charity managers perform to their full potential – and this has never been more important.”
Nigel takes over the role as President of the Trust from Field Marshal The Lord Vincent of Coleshill, former Chancellor of Cranfield University. Allan McNab, Chair of The Cranfield Trust said: “Lord Vincent has given us enormous support as our first President and we are grateful to him for taking us to the Trust’s 20th anniversary and beyond.”
Amanda Tincknell, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: “It’s a great pleasure and an honour for us to have Nigel as our second President. Many of our volunteer consultants, business people who give their time to help charities with management issues, are alumni of leading international business schools with a strong interest in philanthropy. Nigel’s leadership in making this commitment to the Trust at a time of enormous change in the non profit sector is a great endorsement of the valuable support given by our 600 volunteers across the UK to over 200 charities a year.”
The Cranfield Trust is a leading provider of pro bono management consultancy to voluntary organisations addressing issues of poverty, disability and social exclusion. The Trust works with a register of 600 volunteers from the commercial sector, many of whom are alumni of leading international business schools.