Steve Munford

Director, Sophos Inc.

Steve Munford is an accomplished leader in the security and enterprise software with experience in leading companies through rapid growth.

Currently Steve is involved with a number of public and private companies both locally and in the US and Europe, including, director of Sophos Inc (SOPH), Chairman of Carbonite (CARB), director Utimaco Gmbh, Alertlogic Ltd, Teradici, Quickmobile and Elasticpath. He was the past chairman of Wurltech which was sold to General Electric in 2013 and Core Security sold to Courin in 2015.

He served as Sophos; CEO from 2006 to 2012 and, during that time, led the company through a period of dramatic growth, more than tripling bookings. Sophos sold to the private equity group Apax in 2010 and is now listed on the LSE. Prior to his role as CEO, he was President of ActiveState before its acquisition by Sophos in 2003. Under his leadership, ActiveState established itself as a global leader in email security software.

Steve is active in the community, on the development committee at Social Venture Partner and The Children’s Wish Foundation. He also serves on the Premier’s Technology Council and a member of Science World’s Chairs Council.

Steve has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario and has an MBA from Queen’s University, Ontario.