Elected: 2002
Discipline: Private Sector Leadership
Mr Ian Ritchie
RSE Entrepreneurs' Club
Ian C Ritchie CBE, FREng, FRSE, FBCS
Ian Ritchie is the non-executive Chairman of Tern plc, Computer Applications Service, and Krotos; he is a board director of Shotscope Ltd, and was Chairman of iomart Group plc from 2008-2018. He serves on the board of the Royal Lyceum Theatre, and the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI).
He was the RSE Vice-President Business from 2012-2016
He founded OWL in 1984 which pioneered hypertext technology (a forerunner to the World Wide Web) and which was sold to Panasonic in 1989. Since then he has been involved in over 50 start-up high-tech businesses.
His TED talk has been viewed over 600,000 times.