Crawford Beveridge

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Beveridge in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2008

Crawford W. Beveridge CBE is a Scottish-American technology executive.

Beveridge, originally from Scotland, attended the University of Edinburgh, earning a B.Sc. in social science. He followed that with an M.Sc. in industrial administration from the University of Bradford, England.

He was given the honor of a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1995[1] and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2016.[2]

Beveridge's business background included Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment Corp. and Analog Devices.[3] In 1985, he joined Sun Microsystems as vice president of corporate resources, where he stayed until 1991,[4] when he left and took the position of chief executive of Scottish Enterprise.[5]

In 2000, he returned to Sun to fill the position of executive vice president people and places and chief human resources officer.[3] He was a board member of corporations outside of Sun, including Autodesk,[6] Memec and Scottish Equity Partners.[7] He is a non-executive chairman of the board in Autodesk and as of July 2016, Beveridge owns approximately $1.9 million worth of Autodesk shares.[8]

He was executive vice president and chairman, EMEA, APAC and the Americas of Sun in 2007.[9][10]

He chairs the Scottish government's Council of Economic Advisers.[11]


  1. ^ Wilson, Iain (13 July 1999). "An eight-year reign with its share of calamities and successes". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 3 April 2010.
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  3. ^ a b Schein, Edgar H. (2003). DEC is dead, long live DEC: the lasting legacy of Digital Equipment Corporation. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-57675-225-8.
  4. ^ Southwick, Karen (1999). High noon: the inside story of Scott McNealy and the rise of Sun Microsystems. John Wiley and Sons. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-471-29713-0.
  5. ^ Kanter, Rosabeth Moss (1995). World class: thriving locally in the global economy. Simon & Schuster. p. 368. ISBN 978-0-684-81129-1.
  6. ^ "To Autodesk — and Beyond?". BusinessWeek. 12 May 2004. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Sun Microsystems Inc". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  8. ^ "BEVERIDGE CRAWFORD Insider Trading". Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Sun king keeps shining on Scotland". The Scotsman. 14 September 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  10. ^ "Executive Bios: Crawford Beveridge". Former web site. Sun Microsystems. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Scottish Government, Council of Economic Advisers - Membership". Retrieved 29 March 2014.

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