Greg Lock joined Micro Focus as Non-Executive Chairman in Feb 2020. Greg established his footprint in the technology space with a 30-year career with the IBM Corporation, where he served as assistant to the Chairman, a member of the IBM Worldwide Management Council, Governor of the IBM Academy of Technology and Global General Manager for Industrial Sector, where he drove the P&L for all IBM business with Aerospace, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Electronic and Electrical, Engineering and Process companies equating to total revenues of c. $12 Billion.
Since leaving IBM Greg, together with his wife Rosie established a charitable foundation aimed at supporting education in science and technology. His philanthropic work has continued and in 2016 he established the Lock Bursaries at Churchill aimed at supporting less financially advantaged state school pupils, male and female in equal number, to pursue STEM subjects at Churchill College.
Greg has held several board roles including, Executive Chairman of Orchestream Holdings from June 2002 until January 2003 when he successfully sold the Company. He was Chairman of SurfControl PLC from October 2003 till October 2007 and Chairman of Kofax, a NASDAQ listed Software Company from 2008 until May 2015. He has also been Chairman, Senior Independent Director of and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of UBM PLC. He was Deputy Chairman of Informa PLC From May 2018 until May 2019 and Chairman of Computacenter PLC from 2008 until May 2019.
Greg holds an MA in Natural Sciences from Churchill College and is a life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce.