I have worked in the media most of my career as well as now being Chairman of a global Management Consultancy Business, Bioss International. After beginning as a television researcher and being lucky enough to work on some fascinating environmental and historical documentaries, I was one of the founders of The Digital Village along with Douglas Adams. We created the game Starship Titanic and of course launched h2g2.com live on Tomorrow’s World on BBC 1!
I was privileged to have worked alongside Douglas for several years. He had many qualities as a colleague and friend but I particularly admired his curiosity, his love of ideas and his extraordinary ability to create wholly new perspectives from which to explore ‘life the universe and everything’. So a Foundation, which has at its heart the desire to help people to have the various tools they need to explore and participate in their world, feels to me to be a fitting tribute to a great man and a dear and much missed friend. I am proud to be a part of helping to get the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Foundation off the ground.