oncampusuk was formed in early 2001, to meet the specific need for the development of tailor-made content management systems for use by Student Unions in the UK and Ireland.
An opportunity existed, despite other entries into the market, because of our philosophy of close affiliation with unions rather than imposing inappropriate business structures on them.
Development of the first version of the Conqueror© software was completed and tested in July, 2001. Several upgrades have subsequently been introduced to improve flexibility and ease of use. There has not been one minute of downtime.
oncampusuk has an experienced management team:
John D. Dux – Executive Chairman
A well-known and highly respected media executive Dux, 52, began his career in his native Australia, progressing from the ranks of reporter to Managing Director of News International Newspapers in London and appointment to the boards of News International Plc and other group companies.
Earlier he had been Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the South China Morning Post group in Hong Kong. He left in 1995, pursuing other publishing interests and consulting on European media acquisitions. In early 1998 he was appointed Chief Executive of the top-ten regional newspaper publisher, NEWSCOM.
Following a major re-organisation the company enjoyed record profits before a decision in 2000 to accept a £444 million offer from Gannett, the US media company.
Ian Moss BSc. – Head of Technology
As a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science from Southampton University, Moss has pursued a career which has involved the full range of information technology disciplines – from programming to implementing system strategies to developing Internet businesses.
After completing his studies in 1991, Moss, 32, worked for the Advent company as a programmer. He later moved to Atex Media Solutions, which developed and maintained computer systems for the newspaper industry worldwide. He has also established his own company, expanding his expertise to Internet technologies.
Alex Griffiths BSc. – Head of Operations
Age 27. Graduate in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University. SFA Futures and Opions Representative certified. Over four years derivatives brokerage experience, including a year on the Chicago Board of Trade Futures Exchange.
Ed Hartigan BSc. – Head of New Business
Ben Dux – Marketing
Matt Venn, BSc. – Head of Technology Development
Age 27. Graduate of Electronic Engineering and Computing from Leeds University. GEC Marconi Sensors and Pfizer Central Research employment.