Lord Alliance of Manchester

Lord David Alliance is an Iranian-born Jewish-British businessman and a Liberal Democrat politician (a life peer since 2004). He was born in Kashan, Iran and moved to Manchester in 1950 to work in the textiles business. He is chairman of clothing retailer N Brown Group plc, and was also a founder of Coats plc. 

Lord Alliance serves on a number of committees including the Prince’s Youth Business Trust, Council for Industry and Higher Education, and the University of Manchester Foundation, and the Wiseman Institute. He is senior trustee of the Next Century Foundation. Lord Alliance was appointed a Commander of the British Empire in 1984.