Shane O'Neill

SON2016I am Shane O'Neill: Father, Fisherman and co-Founder of Elgin.

Formerly an academic historian, I rose rapidly to senior positions in international publishing corporations until, inevitably and on the "Peter Principle",  I reached the level of my own incompetence and eventually left corporate life.


Then I re-discovered what it was really like to work with great people, to challenge existing value chains with web technologies, and to create a company and community of genuine moral and economic worth.


In 2011 I led the buy-out of Elgin, the data technology company whose platform is and of which I was the Executive Chairman until late  2018 when I stepped down as Chairman after Elgin was sold to a private equity company. 


I now devote myself to a range of personal and professional activities of my own choice!


The views therefore expressed on this site are my own personal observations. A mix of  memories, articles and observations reflecting something of the life and work balance characteristic of post-corporate life!


Shane O'Neill

6 October 2015

Update 1 November 2018


"Where there is no vision, the people perish"  Proverbs 29:18