Alan Boyd

Alan Boyd has experience in technology, media and intellectual property investment and development in Europe, America and Asia. Mr Boyd is a founder of the US personal computer industry. In the 1970s, he wrote some of the earliest personal computer programs for MUSE, one of the first independent software companies. Mr Boyd served as the first Product Development Manager at Microsoft, which he joined in 1980, and was responsible for the development of many ubiquitous software products including Microsoft Word, Excel, MS DOS and Windows that have become household names and sold billions of copies. He was also responsible for the formulation and implementation of Microsoft's acquisitions strategy. On leaving Microsoft, he introduced the first hypertext browser and established hypertext as a key technology for the Internet. Mr Boyd was co-founder of St Banks International Group, a Shanghai-based boutique investor. In 2011, he co-founded SmartCity Software to acquire technologies needed for China's smart city development program. He was also an advisor with Callahan Advisory of Denver, CO and was appointed senior IP consultant with Longan Law, one of China's IP law firms. Mr Boyd has advised the Chinese Government on technology and IP development.
Bio last updated 31 Jan 2017

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Total Shareholder Return as at 30/11/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
thWide Open Agriculture0%0%
702ndSky and Space Global-59%43%
805thTV2U International-75%-52%
828thCarnegie Clean Energy-83%-31%
741 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


Non-Executive Director
Year started and most recent title


170th↓TV2U International$640k
171st↓Carnegie Clean Energy$10.6m
172nd↓xTV Networks$561k
174th-Wide Open Agriculture$552k
175th↑Sky and Space Global$503k
238 listed industrial companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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