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Antony (Tony) Bernard Barnes

Antony (Tony) Bernard Barnes


Tony Barnes joined J. Lyons & Co. as a Management Trainee working in the Statistical Office after graduating in 1947. He transferred to the LEO programming team in November 1950 where his talents were quickly recognised. 

In 1955 he accompanied Thomas Thompson to the USA on a six-week tour, visiting several computer manufacturers and users. In January 1956 he became the Administrative Manager of the Design and Development Section of Leo Computers Limited and in June 1959 the Production Director, reporting directly to Anthony Salmon, the main Lyons Board Director responsible for the whole LEO project. 

He left Leo Computers Limited shortly after the merger with English Electric.




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