Nigel Clifford

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Nigel Richard Clifford (born June 1959) is the chief executive of Ordnance Survey. He has previously held a number of chief executive and senior positions, mainly in technology companies. He was also chief executive of Glasgow Royal Infirmary NHS Trust.[1]

Early life[edit]

Nigel Clifford was born in June 1959. He has a degree from Cambridge University in Geography and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.[2]

Career[edit]

He worked for British Telecom in a variety of roles from 1981 to 1992. He was chief executive of Glasgow Royal Infirmary NHS Trust from 1992 to 1998.[2][3] From 1998 to 2000 he was service delivery director at Cable & Wireless. He was chief executive of Tertio from 2000 to 2005.[2]

From 2005 to 2008 he was chief executive of Symbian Software[2] (a joint venture of handset vendors) which was eventually sold and integrated into Nokia in 2008.[4] He was technology director at Nokia from 2008 to 2010 and chief executive of Micro Focus International from 2010 to 2011.[2] He was CEO of Procserve – the cloud based e-commerce network from 2012 to 2015.[2]

He has held non-executive director positions at Anite, and Alliance Pharma.[5]

He has been chief executive officer of Ordnance Survey, a British government-owned mapping business, since 6 March 2015.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is married and has three adult children.[2] His personal interests include fell-walking, running and kayaking.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nigel Clifford, Non-Executive Director". Alliance Pharma. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "When you are head of this business, it pays to know where you are going", Robert Lea, The Times, 19 August 2017, p. 57.
  3. ^ "A remote meeting of minds". HeraldScotland.com. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "BBC NEWS - Business - Nokia in full buy-out of Symbian". News.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Regulatory News". Alliancepharma.co.uk. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "BUSINESS MINISTER MATTHEW HANCOCK ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF NIGEL CLIFFORD AS THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF ORDNANCE SURVEY". Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Why apps won't be ousting maps any time soon as Ordnance Survey chief charts a digital future". Telegraph. Telegraph. Retrieved 19 October 2015.