David Alliance

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David Alliance (born 15 June 1932 in Kashan, Iran) was the founder of the textile group Coats Viyella Plc. He stepped down as chairman of Coats in 1999. He is chairman of N Brown Group Plc.[1]

He became a Liberal Democrat Peer as Lord Alliance in 2004.[2]


Trustee of the Israel based think tank, the Institute for National Security Studies in 2012[3] | Trustee, founder and donor to the Next Century Foundation for Peace which has sponsored dialogue with Hamas | One of the 'British friends' of the Israel Center for Social and Economic Progress[4] | Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel, donor[5] | Director, Alliance Family Foundation Limited | Member, Advisory Board, Community Security Trust | Director, Weizmann Institute Foundation | Member, Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University[6]



  1. Lord Alliance, libdems.org.uk, accessed 4 January 2011.
  2. Lord Alliance, parliament.uk, accessed 4 January 2011.
  3. Institute for National Security Studies Board of Trustees Accessed 29 July 2012
  4. 'Organization', ICSEP website
  5. David Cronin Is UK "friends of Israel" group breaking law on political funding?, Electronic Intifada, 12/19/2011 - 20:23, accessed 31 August 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 Parliament UK Lord Alliance, accessed 31 August 2012