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Dr Neil McArthur, MBE, CEng, FIMechE, FIET

Neil joined the University of Manchester’s Board of Governors in 2013.

Neil McArthur

Neil McArthur is the founder of national telecommunications operator Opal Telecommunications, acquired by the Carphone Warehouse Group in 2002. Neil joined Carphone Warehouse Group as Managing Director of the TalkTalk Technology. Following TalkTalk’s demerger from the company in 2010, Neil was appointed Head of Group Innovation.

Neil is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He has worked on telecommunications networks for the last 16 years and received a doctorate from Essex University for his work in telecommunications. In 1992 he was awarded an MBE for his services to engineering. Neil is a member of the advisory board of Essex Business School and Chairman and a trustee of the Hamilton Davies Trust, a north-west based charity.