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Employment History

Crystal Amber Fund Limited

Peel Holdings p.l.c


Culture Secretary, The Culture Minister, The Prime Minister, The Business Minister, Members
The Parliamentary Select Committee on Culture and Media

Audit Committee


extraordinary degree of control

honorary degree

Liverpool University

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John Whittaker, Chairman of ...

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John Whittaker, Chairman of The Peel Group, has written to both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, outlining the Group's strategy: "We have a long-term vision for our investments and believe that coupled with the Government's growth policies and direct investment in infrastructure and skills, our investments can make an important contribution to the aims of the Northern Powerhouse."

Peel has a proven track record in pioneering regeneration in the North over the past 25 years, with total investments of over £5 billion, supporting 70,000 jobs. There is an additional commitment of £1 billion of investment underway, in partnership with others.
John Whittaker added: "We believe that the Government is making great strides in facilitating a new approach to Northern growth.

Construction & the Built Environment « Wirral Metropolitan College

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John Whittaker, Chairman of The Peel Group, said: "Wirral Waters is not only an important project for Peel, it is an important scheme for the City Region, for Peel's Ocean Gateway and for future generations to come.

Chinese Takeaway | Cod Philosophy

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In 2010 David Cameron visited the Shanghai World Expo, flying out with John Whittaker, chairman of Peel Holdings.1 In a bid to butter-up Chinese investors, Peel paid for Liverpool's lavish pavilion at the six-month event.23 Bizarrely, Whittaker left Shanghai with an honorary degree - awarded by University of Liverpool (LU) vice-chancellor Sir Howard Newby, under the auspices of LU's "joint venture" partner, "Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University".4 Sir Howard will shortly join the board of Liverpool's mayoral development corporation, a quango set up to do Uncle Joe's bidding.

Newby (left) with Whittaker (right).

Regionplus North West | Ocean Gateway Strategy delivers major North West boost

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John Whittaker, Chairman, The Peel Group, said: 'Ocean Gateway is at the heart of what we do - it aims to maximise the potential of the North West as a globally significant region and a major driver of the UK economy.

About Us | Peel Ports

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John Whittaker, who started the Peel we know today, brings Peel Mills, John Bright's and his own businesses of textiles, farming and quarries together.

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