Eddy CueSource: iMore

What you need to know

  • Apple services chief Eddy Cue has joined the Duke University Board of Trustees.
  • Cue was joined by six others, all on a six-year term.

Apple head of services Eddy Cue has joined the Duke University Board of Trustees, the university confirmed via press release. Cue was joined by six others as they all sign on for six-year terms.

Cue joined Apple in 1989 and is now responsible for Apple Music, Apple Pay, Maps, and more. The university's press release also pointed to the arrival of Apple's online store in 1998 as well as iTunes and the App Store.

Cue helped create the Apple online store in 1998, the iTunes Store in 2003 and the App Store in 2008. He also played a key role in developing Apple's award-winning iLife suite of applications. He has returned to Duke many times to assist students in technology fields, and in 2017 he spoke to the Duke Technology Scholars, an effort to inspire more Duke women undergraduates to choose careers in computer science and electrical and computer engineering.

This is far from Cue's first involvement outside of Apple. He's been a non-executive director at Ferrari for a number of years, for example. His role inside of Apple is arguably one of the most important to a modern company focusing on services and he's likely to be around for a number of years to come.

Cue, along with the other six new trustees, will be "responsible for the school's educational mission and fiscal policies."