Neil Gregson graduated with an honours degree in mining engineering from Nottingham University before moving to South Africa in 1984 to join Anglo American Corporation. He made the change from engineer to investment analyst in 1987, switching to Johannesburg based Gold Fields of South Africa. Gregson took his analytical skills to Credit Suisse in 1990. As head of emerging market equities, he was responsible for a range of funds. In 2009 he left Credit Suisse to join JP Morgan where he manages the JPM Global Natural Resources Fund. When not managing money, Doncaster-born Gregson enjoys playing golf and squash.