Interview with Sir Anthony Cleaver

Sir Anthony Brian Cleaver started his career with IBM UK Ltd in 1962 and progressed to the role of Systems Engineer and by the end of 1969 he was the youngest Consulting Systems Engineer in the UK.

In 1982 Sir Anthony became Assistant General Manager of IBM United Kingdom, his first challenge being to ensure the successful launch of the IBM PC across Europe. He went on to become Chief Executive and Chairman.

From 1991 Sir Anthony held a range of Government appointments as Chairman of the Government’s Industry Development Advisory Board, the Medical Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

His other main interests are in Academia, where he was Chairman of Governors of Birkbeck College for nine years and Music, as Vice-Chairman of English National Opera and Chairman of the Royal College of Music.

Interviewed by: Richard Sharpe on 26 August 2016 at BCS London.