Prof David Grayson CBE

Director: The Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, 
Prof David Grayson CBE - Director: The Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management

Prof David Grayson joined Cranfield University as director of the new Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility in 2007, after a thirty year career as a social entrepreneur and campaigner for responsible business, diversity, and small business development. This included chairing several UK government bodies and charities, as well as serving as a joint managing-director of Business in the Community. He currently chairs Carers UK, the voice of the country’s 6.5million voluntary carers.

David was a visiting Senior Fellow at the CSR Initiative of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard 2006-2010. David has Masters degrees from the universities of Cambridge, Newcastle, and Brussels, and an honorary doctorate from London South Bank University.

His latest book: Social Intrapreneurism and all that Jazz is published March 2014. He co-edited Cranfield on Corporate Sustainability (Greenleaf 2012), and co-authored Corporate Responsibility Coalitions: The Past, Present and Future of Alliances for Sustainable Capitalism” (Greenleaf 2013). Previous books include Corporate Social Opportunity and Everybody's Business.

At Responsible Business Week, David will be speaking at the session Challenging the norm: The rise of the office intrapreneur.