David Cleevely

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David Cleevely
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BornSeptember 1953
NationalityBritish
OccupationTelecoms expert, entrepreneur

David Douglas Cleevely, CBE, FREng,[1] FIET (born September 1953) is a British entrepreneur and international telecoms expert[2] who has built and advised many companies, principally in Cambridge, UK.

Telecommunications[edit]

In 1985 Cleevely founded the telecommunications consultancy Analysys which became Analysys Mason,[3] when it was acquired by Datatec in 2004. Whilst at Analysys he made a significant contribution to the theory and practice of calculating Universal Service Obligation costs[4] and was involved with a report to the European Commission on VoIP creating the framework for VoIP within the EU[5] and the identification of The Broadband Gap – where the cost of supply would exceed the price consumers were willing to pay which prompted UK Government policy intervention in 2001–2005[6] to force increased broadband infrastructure in the UK.

Entrepreneurship[edit]

Cleevely's entrepreneurial activities have been focused on the Cambridge area, with Business Weekly describing him as, "Intellectual heavyweight and passionate evangelist for the cluster" and was reported in the Financial Times which noted his role in founding Cambridge Network, Cambridge Angels and other contributions. [7] He has worked tirelessly to get government to understand what makes Cambridge academia and business tick.[8]

In 1997 Cleevely co-founded Cambridge Network with Hermann Hauser, Alec Broers, Nigel Brown, Fred Hallsworth and Anthony Ross.[9]

In 1998 he co-founded biotech company Abcam plc[10] and was chairman until November 2009.

In 2001 he co-founded and became chairman of Cambridge Wireless (originally Cambridge 3G) with Edward Astle. He later said of the mobile industry, "This is an industry undergoing a revolution. The competitive edge is moving from handsets to platforms, from voice to data, from services to apps. The move of the big internet players into mobile is just the beginning. The future of the industry hinges on how this will play out."[11]

In the same year Cleevely co-founded Cambridge Angels, a group of angel investors who have now invested over £20m into 40 companies in the Cambridge area.[12]

In late 2004 he co-founded the 3g pico base station company, 3WayNetworks, which was sold to Airvana in April 2007. Between 2005 and 2008 he was Chairman of the Communications Research Network at University of Cambridge, part of the Cambridge–MIT Institute.

In 2007 he co-founded and became the Chairman of the spectrum monitoring company CRFS, which has subsequently carried out the first ever UK-wide spectrum monitoring.[13] In 2008 he also became the Chairman of the scanning ion-conductance microscopy company Ionscope.

He funded and became chairman[14] of the Bocca di Lupo restaurant in Soho, London in 2008, and of its subsidiary, Gelupo, in 2011. Bocca di Lupo came top in Time Out London's 50 best restaurants for 2009,[15] was a runner-up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2010[16] and was named by Restaurant Magazine as the 23rd best restaurant in the UK at the National Restaurant Awards 2010.[17] In 2013 he also invested in Cambridge restaurant The Pint Shop.[18]

Cleevely was Chairman of LabTech company OpenIOLabs, and became Non-Executive Director[19] when they were acquired by DeepMatter (formerly Cronin Group) in 2017 and stepped down in May 2019.

Public policy and government[edit]

Cleevely is an authority on telecommunication policy and has advised numerous governments on policy and innovation frameworks.[20] He advised the Prime Minister[21] and UK Government on the ecommerce@its.best.uk report,[22] and was one of the 8 industry experts that compiled the Communications White Paper[23] which became the Communications Act 2003.

In 2001 he was appointed by the UK government to the Spectrum Management Advisory Group,[24] which became the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board, and the IET Communications Policy Panel and was also appointed Advisor to Main Board of DCSA (later the DES ISS) until 2009. [25] He has also appeared before Select committees in both Parliament[26] and in the House of Lords.

In 2009 David Cleevely became the founding chairman for the new Centre for Science and Policy[27] and subsequently Chair of the Advisory Council, stepping down from the role in 2018.

January 2015 saw him also join the Digital Economy Council (where he was a member until 2017)[28] and was also on the advisory board for the Oxford Internet Institute from 2012 to 2018.

In 2015, his contribution to the UK Government-backed report Visions of Cambridge 2065 saw him predict dramatic changes in the city over the coming 50 years, such as having more than 1 million residents, two $100 billion companies and a regional underground system. [29]

In 2017 he wrote the initial terms of reference for the Cambridge and Peterborough Independent Economic Review funded by Cambridge Ahead and the Combined Authority and agreed at the meeting of the Council Authority 28 June 2017. [30] He was Vice Chair and Commissioner for the Cambridge and Peterborough Independent Economic Review until September 2018.

In 2018 he gave the Founding Director’s lecture at the University of Cambridge on getting academics and policy makers to work together. [31]

In 2018 he became an advisor to the National Engineering Policy Centre at the Royal Academy of Engineering and subsequently became chair of the Policy Fellowship Working Group. [32]

He was Chair of the Digital Sector Strategy Commission for the Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Combined Authority which reported in March 2019. [33]

In September 2019 he became Chair of the Cambridge Autonomous Metro Technical Advisory Committee (CAM TAC) Sep 2019  and in June 2020 co-authored a report for the CAM TAC with Professor John Miles setting out the technical and costing options for the CAM which James Palmer, the Mayor of the Combined Authority, described as “a game changer …. an exceptional piece of work which gives a clear way forward”.[34]

In November 2019 he took over from Ian Shott as Chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Committee.[35]

In March 2020 he was appointed Chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering COVID-19 Triage Group[36] and which issued a report in August 2020 setting out how the RAE made a major contribution to addressing the crisis. [37]

Charitable work[edit]

In 2012 Cleevely joined forces with Hermann Hauser and Jonathan Milner – described as the "three musketeers of the Cambridge technology cluster"[38] - to provide funding to create a Science Centre in Cambridge. He has been Chairman and substantial donor since 2013 and the Cambridge Science Centre reported over 300,000 cumulative visitors in 2019.[39]

In 2013 he joined the board of Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd.[40] and in 2014 he became Chairman (unremunerated) of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and of Raspberry Pi Trading.[41] He stepped down as Chair of Raspberry Pi Trading in February 2019. [42]

Education[edit]

After gaining a BSc in Cybernetics and Instrument Physics with Mathematics from the University of Reading, Cleevely gained a PhD in Telecommunications and Economic Development from Cambridge University.

Awards and honours[edit]

David Cleevely was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to technology and innovation.[43]

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering,[1][44] and has held an Industrial Fellowship at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.[45] He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology,[46] where he gave the IEE Pinkerton Lecture, 'Seizing the Moment: The Far Reaching Effects of Broadband on Economy and Society' in November 2002,[47] and the 41st IEE Appleton Lecture 'Is there a future for research in telecommunications?' in January 2006 and the 46th IET Appleton Lecture 'What is the future for communications? What does it mean for the UK?' in January 2011.[48]

In June 2013, Cleevely became a Fellow Commoner of Queens' College, Cambridge.[49] and in October 2015 became an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge[50]

In November 2018 Cleevely won Barclays “Entrepreneurs’ Icon of the Year” [51]

Publications[edit]

Title Year Authors Publisher Pages
Rural Telecoms Handbook: Equipment and Manufacturers 1992 Tim Hills, David Cleevely Analysys Publications
Regional Structure and Telecommunications Demand: A Case Study of Kenya (PhD thesis) 1982 D. D. Cleevely University of Cambridge
The Route to Advanced Communications 1991 David Cleevely, Stefan Stanislawski, Ade Ajibulu Analysys Publications 178
Global Turf Wars: Re-Inventing the Telecoms Operator for the Age of Global Competition 1999 Tim Hills, David Cleevely, Andrea Smith Analysis Publications 218
ATM Vendor & Operator Strategies 1993 David Cleevely, Peter Aknai, Ian Leslie Analysis Publications 180
The Far Reaching Effects of Broadband 2002 David Cleevely Institution of Engineering & Technology 415
Regulating the Telecoms Market: Competition and Innovation in the Broadband Economy 2003 Tim Hills, David Cleevely, Ross Pow Analysis Publications 35
Owning the Future: How Britain can Make it in a Fast-Changing World (contributor) 2014 Chuka Umunna, David Cleevely et al. Rowman and Littlefield International 137
Connect people, build infrastructure, grow clusters: How to make the most of UK innovation 2014 David Cleevely, Sherry Coutu, Hermann Hauser, Andy Richards Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy 18
Visions of Cambridge in 2065 (contributor) 2015 Dr Konstantina Stamati, Dr Rosamunde Almond, Dr Moira V. Faul Centre for Science and Policy, Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment 25
Successful Career Beyond the Lab: Skills, Networks and Luck. 2017 D. Bennett & R. Jennings Cambridge University Press 370
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review 2018 Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority 136
A lecture by Dr David Cleevely, CSaP Founding Director (2008-2015) 2018 Cambridge University Centre for Science and Policy Cambridge University Centre for Science and Policy 8

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