Having qualified as a chartered electronics engineer in 1969, I expanded into marketing and sales at an early age and then into international business management.
I was fortunate to be able to enter the computer industry at the birth of the personal computer boom. In 1969, while with Ferranti, I launched the Argus 600, the UK’s first minicomputer. At 34, I was appointed Chief Executive of the German and French subsidiaries of the Data Recording Group, Europe’s largest computer hardware manufacturer at the time, and 3 years later, Vice President-
1979 saw the start of my own companies spanning the fields of hardware and software development, systems manufacturing and consultancy with a global customer base. There were few in the computer industry at the time and I wrote many articles over the years for the technical press and broadcast on computer matters for the BBC. I was also the technology contributor for the Government’s Diplomatic Handbook, which went to British Embassies around the world.
In 1976, I co-
The work of the charity was recognised when Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra agreed to become CORDA’s Royal Patron in 2005 ...... More
More recently I established a property company in the UK and Portugal to construct a large resort comprising apartments, villas, hotel and sports complex on the Algarve. This was a complete change of direction but satisfied an interest I’d always had in property development.
I always had a love of broadcasting and presents a radio programme and makes guest appearance on TV..... More
An ambition is to write for television but we’ll just have to wait and see on that one.
Being made a Freeman of the City of York in 1996 I considered a great honour.