Sir Terence Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, a global investment management firm and holding company. Since 1972, Terry has founded or funded more than 100 companies. Terry’s first company, Mitel, is now a world leader in the communications systems and software industry. Terry also founded Newbridge Networks, which became a leading international data networking supplier.
Today, Wesley Clover has interests in a range of next-generation ICT companies, as well as in commercial and leisure real estate properties. Terry is Chairman of several of these private and publicly traded companies and is a Director on the Boards of others.
Terry holds an honours degree in electronics from the University of Wales, is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and in 2001, as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Knighthood.