Manchester Cloud

Affiliated to Manchester China Forum, Manchester Cloud links Chinese and British government organizations, Sino-UK alumni and artists to build a bilateral people-to-people diplomatic platform. Bringing together outstanding artists from both countries to carry out cultural and arts exchange activities, promoting the spirit of ingenuity and providing space for inheritance and innovation for the protection of non-heritage culture; cooperating with universities in China and Britain to support the investment in research and development projects for transformation of outstanding science and technology; cooperating with well-known entrepreneurs and industries Leader, to provide vocational training and entrepreneurship advice for young people in China and the United Kingdom.


Sherry Fu
Envoy, Manchester China Forum
Director, China Centre, the University of Manchester

Sherry is the founding director of Alliance Manchester Business School’s China Centre (established in 2008 in Shanghai) which was renamed to the University of Manchester China Centre in September 2016. She manages China business development, alumni relations and strategic partnerships in the region, leading China team developed the Centre to the 2nd largest overseas Centre and  building an outstanding brand image and reputation for AMBS and UoM which has been recognized in several China’s top national awards. Prior to joining the University of Manchester, sherry worked for a leading institution City of London. Her early career in Macau/Shenzhen media enabled her extensive links with business elites, media and government.

Sherry was appointed as an envoy to the City of Manchester in 2013 at the house of Lords and awarded ‘Pilot of Chinese business education’ in 2016 by China State Council information office . She hold Masters’ degrees in Contemporary Chinese and English literature as well as EMBA degree from the University of Manchester. She is the author of overseas Chinese corporate reputation report (2014,2015), chief editor of Future Visual Diary (2017). She sits on the board of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai and is vice chair of the education focus group and Manchester Working Group.

Mr. David Percival
Chairman of Manchester China Forum

David has nine years business experience in Shanghai leads Deloitte's China International Business Development Group. David formerly led UKTI’s Investment teams across China and was a senior British Consul in Shanghai and Commercial Director for UKTI at Shanghai World Expo. In his time in Shanghai, David has supported over 200 Chinese companies investing in the UK and advised UK companies in China from start-ups to FTSE100. David is also Chairman of the Manchester – China business forum, which was established by George Osborne in 2013. David was awarded the MBE for services to UK business interests with China.

Lydia Lijun Wang
President of Manjun Capital, Beijing

A graduate of the University of Manchester (MSc Marketing, BA Economics), Lydia began her career in the oil industry with Petroineos in London. Now the President of Manjun Capital, her current interests lie in capital investment and project management across various sectors of China’s economy, including finance, law, power intelligence and media. Lydia also serves as a board member and shareholder at Jiuzhou Industrial Holdings Group, President of Beijing Yi Fang Commercial Factoring, and General Manager of Dongyi Yuanjun Shuhua Culture Co.

Prof. Elaine Ferneley
Director, The University of Manchester Worldwide

Prof. Elaine Ferneley is director of the University of Manchester Worldwide. She is also a member of the EPSRC Advisory Board for the UK Digital Economy. Prof Ferneley's research interests focus on the socio-technical implications of advanced ICT utilization within the areas of social network technologies, mobile computing, collaborative working, information systems design and knowledge management. Her consultancy work focuses on how ICTs such as social networking technologies and mobile technologies shape and are shaped by working practices in knowledge intensive organizations within the domains of the emergency services, energy and chemical companies and the construction industry.

George Liu
President of Shanghai Silky Elite Club

George Liu, President of Shanghai Silky Elite Company Ltd. He run silk accessories business for20 years and traveled morethan50 countries in the past 20 years. He is expert at silk accessories in the world. Now he founded the Silky Elite club in Shanghai which is famous at fashion and cultural line in China. He is devoted to spread Chinese cultural by silk accessories and the silky Elite club. George graduated from Washington-University Onlin Business chool EMBA programme.

Mr. Nigel Banister
Strategic International Projects Director, Manchester Metropolitan University

Prior to this current post, Nigel was CEO of Manchester Business School Worldwide Ltd, leading the development of Manchester Business School overseas centres in Manchester, Miami, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Brasil, and Hong Kong. Nigel has extensive experience in transnational education markets and technology assisted learning. Nigel has been involved in major online learning initiative for UK Government and with Informatics Holdings Ltd. – a Singapore listed company. Nigel also has over twenty years’ experience in the IT services industry in technical,marketing and general management positions.He is a qualified investment banker and was in the forefront of introducing electronic trading in the UK. He was also CEO of the UK National Computing Centre

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Affiliated to Manchester China Forum, Manchester Cloud links Chinese and British government organizations, Sino-UK alumni and artists to build a bilateral people-to-people diplomatic platform.