Key appointment for management Professor

Thursday 7 September 2000

A University of St Andrews Professor has been appointed to a key position within the Department of Trade and Industry.

Professor Peter Grinyer, Emeritus Professor with the Department of Management, is one of twelve new Members of the Appeal Panel of the Competition Commission, formerly the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.

An independent public body, the Commission is responsible for conducting inquiries into matters referred by other UK competition authorities concerning monopolies, mergers and the economic regulation of utility companies. Its newly established Appeals Tribunals hear appeals against decisions of the Director General of Fair Trading and the Regulators of utilities in respect of infringements of the prohibitions contained in the Competition Act 1998.

Born in 1935, Professor Grinyer joined the University of St Andrews in 1979, having previously held the post of Professor of Business Strategy with the City University Business School in London.

As well as establishing what is now the University of St Andrews’ Department of Management, Professor Grinyer was the Esmee Fairbairn Professor until his retirement in 1993, Chairman of both the Department of Economics and the Department of Management and held the post of Vice- Principal (including several months as Acting Principal) from 1985 until 1987.

In addition to his continued work with the University, Professor Grinyer has served as a Member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board and, until recently, was a Visiting Professor with New York University.

He has also held a series of Non- Executive directorial posts with a number of companies including Don and Low (Holdings); Ellis and Goldstein (Holdings) plc; John Brown plc; Glenrothes Enterprise Trust and was the Non-Executive Chairman of design consultancy McIlroy Coates.

Speaking of his appointment, Professor Grinyer said, “I am delighted to continue to follow the University of St Andrews’ tradition of service on significant bodies. The Competition Commission is already having a major impact on society and the appeals tribunal is therefore likely to play an increasingly important role.”


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