Townsend refused to confirm or deny the rumour, which, however, happens to be true.
Townsend, who yesterday was wearing the most incredibly natty shirt, and who dwells in Pendle, is currently heading up Oracle’s business development unit in EMEA.
He started at Sun 10 years ago and built up a startup support unit that grew from zero pennies to a multi-million business in the space of a year.
He is known as the “man in the shirt”.
Larry Ellison is now a film star after his cameo role in the incredibly crap film Iron Man 2.