|Full name||Nigel Edward Doughty|
|Date of birth||10 June 1957|
|Place of birth||Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England|
|Date of death||4 February 2012(aged 54)|
|Place of death||Skillington, Lincolnshire|
Doughty was born in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Doughty Hanson & Co traces its history back to 1985 when Doughty and Richard Hanson began working together on European investments. Doughty completed his Cranfield BA in 1984 and became a Distinguished Alumnus of the Cranfield School of Management in 2004. He made a personal donation in 2006 to establish the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management. He was also President of The Cranfield Trust. Doughty was a Trustee of the Doughty Family Foundation and the Doughty Hanson Charitable Foundation.
Doughty bought control of Nottingham Forest F.C. for £11 million in 1999. After the departure of Steve McClaren as Forest manager in October 2011, Doughty announced his decision to step down as Forest chairman by the end of the 2011–12 season. Doughty's son Michael is a professional footballer.
On 4 February 2012, Doughty was found dead in the gymnasium of his home in Skillington, Lincolnshire. His death was due to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS). He is survived by his widow Lucy Doughty and his 4 children: Helena, Michael, Sean and Lucas Doughty.
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