Richard Holway is considered to be
one of the UK's leading ICT analysts.
Richard started in computing in 1966 as a programmer, joined Hoskyns (now Capgemini) in 1968 and progressed to join the board in 1979 as Group Marketing Director. In 1984, Richard was appointed Managing Director of Wootton Jeffreys plc before forming Richard Holway Limited in 1986.
Richard Holway Limited became the leading authority on the financial performance of the UK software and IT services market and its constituent companies. Richard launched the annual Holway Report in 1988.
In 1989 he published the first edition of the monthly newsletter SYSTEMhouse
and, in 1996, the Hotnews internet news service - one of the very
first technology "blogs". www.HolwaysHotViews.com
is the current manifestation of Hotnews and is required daily
reading for thousands of tech CEOs and directors.
In November 2000 Richard
Holway Limited was acquired by Ovum
and the service continued as Holway@Ovum. Ovum is the largest technology research analysis and
consulting company head quartered outside the US. Ovum has offices
throughout the world. Richard was appointed as a
director of Ovum as well as continuing as a leading analyst with Ovum.
In March 2006. Ovum successfully IPOed on AIM at
190p. In Dec. 06, Datamonitor acquired Ovum for £42m/300p; a
considerable premium. Richard stepped down from the board at that
In 2002, Richard was one of the founding members of the Prince's Trust Technology
Leadership Group and has raised over £5m for the Trust since.
Richard's annual speeches have themselves raised over £600,000 to help disadvantaged young people.
Richard became the Chairman of the Group in Apr 07.
Richard has considerable experience
as an NED (both of private and publicly quoted companies) and as an
advisor to the boards of leading ICT companies. Currently, Richard sits on
the advisory board at Elderstreet
Capital Partners.as a non
executive director at the publicly quoted RCM Technology Trust plc
and as a non executive
director on the board of Regent Partners International Ltd - the holding
company of M&A specialists Regent Associates.
Richard undertakes assignments and other advisory roles via Farnham Consulting.
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