Dame Stephanie Shirley

SHIRLEY, Dame (Vera) Stephanie, (Steve)

CH 2017; DBE 2000 (OBE 1980); B.Sc; FREng; FBCS

Born 16 Sept. 1933; d of late Arnold Buchthal and Mrs Margaret Brook (formerly Buchthal, nèe Schick); name changed to Brook on naturalisation, 1951; m 1959, Derek George Millington Shirley.

Chair, The Shirley Foundation.


Sir John Cass Coll., London. BSc (Spec.) London 1956


FBCS CITP, 2003 (FBCS 1971). PO Res. Stn, Dollis Hill, 1951-59; CDL (subsid. of ICL), 1959-62; F International Group, later F.I. Group, 1962-93 (Founder and Chief Exec., 1962-87; Settlor Xansa Employee (formerly FI Shareholders') Trust, 1981); Life Pres., Xansa (formerly F.I. Gp plc), 1993; Director: AEA Technology Plc, 1992-2000; Tandem Computers Inc., 1992-97; John Lewis Partnership plc, 1999-2001; European Adv. Bd, Korn/Ferry Internat., 2001-04; CSR Adv. Bd, Steria, 2008. Member: Computer, Systems and Electronics Requirements Bd, 1979-81; Electronics and Avionics Requirements Bd, 1981-83; Open Tech, MSC, 1983-86; Council, Industrial Soc., 1984-90; NCVQ, 1986-89; Strategy Bd, Oxford Internet Inst., 2000-2010. Pres., British Computer Soc., 1989-90; Vice Pres., C&G, 2000-05. Consulting Editor on information processing, J. Wiley & Sons, 1978-87. Member: Council, Duke of Edinburgh's Seventh Commonwealth Study Conf., 1991-92; British-N American Cttee, 1992-2001. Ambassador for Philanthropy 2009-2010. Cambridge Benefactors, 2006-. Distinction of Univ. Benefactors 2014. Founder: The Kingwood Trust, 1993; The Shirley Foundn, 1996; Prior's Court Foundn, 1998; Autism Cymru, 2001. Master, Information Technologists' Co., 1992 (Liveryman, 1992); Freeman, City of London, 1987. CCMI (CBIM 1984); FREng 2001. Hon. FCGI 1989. Hon. Fellow: Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (formerly Poly.), 1989; Staffordshire Univ. (formerly Poly.), 1991; Sheffield Hallam Univ., 1992; IMCB, 1999; Birkbeck, 2002; Murray Edwards Coll., Cambridge, 2002; Foundn Fellow, Balliol Coll., Oxford, 2001. Hon. DSc: Buckingham, 1991; Aston, 1993; Nottingham Trent, 1994; Southampton Inst., 1994; Southampton, 2003; Brunel, 2005; Lincoln, 2014; Hon. DTech: Loughborough, 1991; Kingston, 1995; DUniv: Leeds Metropolitan, 1993; Derby, 1997; London Guildhall, 1998; Stirling, 2000; Strathclyde, 2014; Hon. DLitt de Montfort, 1993; Hon. DBA: West of England, 1995; City, 2000; Hon. Dr: Edinburgh, 2003; Open, 2009; Hon. LLD: Leicester, 2005; Bath, 2006; St Andrews, 2011. Recognition of Information Technology Achievement Award, 1985; Gold Medal, Inst. of Mgt, 1991; Mountbatten Medal, IEE, 1999; Beacon Prize for Startups, Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust, 2003; Lifetime Achievement Award, BCS, 2004. Oxford Internet Institute 2014. US Nat. Women's Hall of Fame, 1995. Computer Weekly Hall of IT Fame, 2015. Hon DSc Cambridge, 2017. Hon DEng Portsmouth, 2018.


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