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Kit Grindley

Kit Grindley

Born in Clapham, London, April 1929, died October 26th 2018 in Sydney Australia.
Kit Grindley, after graduation from LSE in 1956, started as a Management Trainee in J Lyons & Co in 1956 and was a part of the LEO team of LEO I and LEO II programmers. He subsequently enjoyed a successful and varied career as a computer professional. This included compiling an annual review of the chief issues faced by CIOs when working as a Director for Urwick Diebold, a subsidiary of Urwick-Orr and Partners, acting as a consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), publishing a number of book on computer management including Systematics, editing the Journal IT Reviews working for and being awarded a PhD (197 2) by the London School of Economics, followed by being appointed to, first a Professorial Fellowship at the LSE sponsored by F International and later by a part-time chair in Systems Analysis sponsored by PWC, also at the LSE. 
His academic career included a stint as Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. His wife Liz notes of his LEO years: "…(those who) knew him during those crazy, exciting and trail blazing years. He was such an exceptional person and we are all lucky to have loved him. Such a great brain and so many talents.”
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