Peter Ogden

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For the fur trader and explorer, see Peter Skene Ogden.

Sir Peter Ogden is one of the founders of Computacenter, one of the United Kingdom's largest computer businesses.

Education[edit]

Peter was born in Rochdale, England. He was educated at Rochdale Grammar School (now Balderstone Technology College).[1] He was awarded a scholarship to University College, Durham in 1965, where he received a BSc in Physics (1968) and a PhD in Theoretical Physics (1971). Peter continued his education at Harvard Business School, receiving an MBA in Business Studies in 1973.

Career[edit]

Peter's early career was with investment banks, notably Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley (where he was a Managing Director).[2]

In 1981, he founded Computacenter with Philip Hulme,[3] acting as Chairman of the company until 1998, when he became a non-executive director.

He established a charitable foundation to pursue his philanthropic interests[1] — The Ogden Trust had an annual expenditure of £1,118,224 in 2006–7.[4]

He was knighted in the 2005 New Year Honours List.[5]

Ogden is current leaseholder of the Channel Island of Jethou.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Knighthood for hero of poor but bright kids, Rochdale Observer, 4 January 2005. Retrieved: 21 April 2008
  2. ^ Computercenter Senior Management, Computacenter plc website. Retrieved: 21 April 2008
  3. ^ Computacenter website, key dates. Retrieved 27 March 2009
  4. ^ Charity Commission: Registered Charity No. 1037570
  5. ^ Exams reformer given knighthood BBC News, 31 December 2004
  6. ^ The Joys of Jethou This is Guernsey, 25 July 2009

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