Geoff Squire OBE
Geoff Squire OBE spent 50 years in the UK IT industry, from machine code to $Bn companies. Geoff learnt arithmetic and the value of pounds, shillings and pence at an early age doing sums upside down over his father’s shoulder. University was never an option but interest in numbers led on to jobs in programming and thence to growing roles in ICL.
He is perhaps most famous for establishing Oracle in the UK with an opportunistic pitch to Larry Ellison. Subsequently Geoff led Veritas to a Y2K $75Bn market cap. In recent years Geoff has focused, with his wife Fiona, on their grant giving charity and he serves as Chairman of Give as You Live Ltd, a technology company dedicated to raising money for UK charities.