SIR IAN MCGREGOR Biography - Bussiness people and enterpreneurs


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Name: Sir Ian (Kinloch) McGregor                                                       
Born: 1912 Kinlochleven, Highland, N Scotland, UK                                       
Died: 1998                                                                             
Sir Ian (Kinloch) McGregor was an business executive,                                   
born in Kinlochleven, Highland, N Scotland, UK. He studied                             
at Glasgow and the Royal College of Science and Technology, then developed his         
business career in the USA, returning in 1977 as deputy chairman of British             
Leyland, working with Sir Michael Edwardes. He was appointed chairman of the           
British Steel Corporation in 1980, and chairman of the National Coal Board (1983-1986). 
Both industries required drastic cutbacks to survive, which he carried out             
despite strong trade union opposition. He was knighted in 1986.