Michael O'Regan

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Michael Rowan Hamilton John O'Regan OBE (born c. 1947) is a British businessman and the co-founder of RM plc.

O'Regan graduated with an economics degree from Cambridge University.

In 1973, with Mike Fischer (who had a physics degree from Oxford), O'Regan co-founded Research Machines, a British microcomputer and then software company for the educational market. He was an executive director until 1992, when he became a non-executive director. He has been a non-executive director of a number of other companies as well, including the Oxford Technology Venture Capital Trust.

O'Regan was awarded an honorary degree by Oxford Brookes University in 1999.[1] With RM co-founder, Mike Fischer O'Regan was awarded an honorary degree by the Open University in 2002.[2]

O'Regan was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2000.[3]

O'Regan is the Chair of Hamilton Trust which ran Maths Year 2000 for the British government.


  1. ^ Oxford Brookes information[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Honorary Graduates of the Open University 2002" (pdf). Sesame. The Open University. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  3. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours". Times Higher Education. TSL Education Ltd. 2000-06-23. Retrieved 2009-04-09. (subscription required)

External links

  • RM Directors Biographies, 1999
  • Oxford Technology VCT information

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