Bob Willett has been appointed as a trustee of The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park.
Mr Willett, a technology evangelist in the retail and connected technology industries, advises many of the world’s retail operators on strategy. He holds many international posts including the Chairmanship of Occa Home, MetaPack and Eagle Eye in Europe, Reunify in the USA , as well as Directorships of Lighthaus Logic in Canada and Mobile World in Vietnam.
He is also an adviser to Sabanci Holdings the parent company of Teknosa and Carrefour, the dominant electronics and food retailers in Turkey.
In welcoming him to the Board of Trustees, TNMOC Chairman Tim Reynolds said: “We are extraordinarily fortunate to have such a successful and experienced entrepreneur on our Board. Bob’s wisdom, experience and insight will be a tremendous asset as The National Museum of Computing steps up its development boosted by the £1 million matching funding pledge made in the latter part of last year.”
Mr Willett said: “I first visited The National Museum of Computing with Sir Charles Dunstone when he opened the new Software Gallery last spring and was astonished by how much had been achieved by highly motivated staff and volunteers with such very modest budgets. Throughout the Museum are working machines representing so much of the history of IT in retail and many other sectors. I look forward to playing a part in developing this outstanding museum as a key educational asset and inspiration for young computer scientists and engineers of the future.”