Robert Hough CBE, Peel Holdings

Robert Hough CBE first became an executive member of the Board of Peel Holdings in 1989. He is now a non-executive Director of Peel Holdings and Chairman of Peel Airports.

The Peel Group is one of the leading infrastructure, real estate and investment enterprises in the UK. It is a family-owned concern with a diverse network of businesses ranging from ports to airports; land to leisure; media to hotels; wind farms to biomass; and a portfolio of investments in major public companies.

Among its many schemes sits Ocean Gateway – more than 50 projects over 50 years with £50 billion of investment – this is The Peel Group’s pioneering approach to the renaissance of the strategic corridor encompassing Manchester, Liverpool and adjacent areas within Cheshire and Warrington.

The focus is on the regeneration of land and assets fronting the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey.

Robert Hough is also Chair of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Manchester.