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Anthony Felix - Israeli alumni ambassador

anthony_felix.pngCourse: BA Economics 1965-68
City of residence: Netanya
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Anthony Felix was in the first group of students to be admitted to the University of Warwick, in 1965 and graduated with an Honours Degree in Economics in 1968.

In 1971, founded a publishing company which he sold to Reed International PLC in 1988.

He advised the British Post Office in the launch of the Prestel Viewdata service and developed Careerdata, the world’s first public on-line interactive text information service.

He established a consultancy company, Applied Viewdata Services, with the inventor of Viewdata and a leading television manufacturer. Together, they provided advice on an international basis to media owners.

He was appointed Chairman of Hanson Green, a specialist consultancy assisting in the placement of non-executive chairmen and directors to the boards of British quoted companies.

Anthony assisted many Government employment and training initiatives and was appointed by the Secretary of State for Employment as the first chairman of the North London Training & Enterprise Council.

In 1992 he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Health to be the first chairman of an NHS Hospital Trust in North London. He chaired the Strategic Committee for purchasing and supply, formed by the NHS Trust Federation, and was Chairman of the Institute of Directors committee that established the standards of corporate governance performance for NHS Trust and Health Authority boards.

In 1998 Anthony was appointed to the Court of Middlesex University.

He is now a self-employed business consultant advising several Israeli “start-up” companies developing medical devices. He provides mentoring and strategic advice, writing business plans and representing their technical and commercial interests in the UK.

Anthony lives in Netanya with his wife, Daphne. They have two children, a daughter who is a doctor and lives in Modiin and a son who is a partner in a Tel Aviv commercial law firm and lives in Raanana. They have seven grandchildren, all born in Israel.