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Peter Hermon: Interview


Interviewee: Peter Hermon DOB: November 1928
Interviewer: Neville Lyons
Joined LEO: September 1955
Role in LEO: Programmer, Consultant
Date of Interview: 15th June 2017, transcribed: 28th June 2017
Editor: Bob Marsh.

Abstract: Peter Hermon joined LEO Computers after he obtained first class honours from St. Johnís Oxford, and seeing an advertisement for a mathematician from J. Lyons & Co. He was one of the most brilliant LEO recruits and quickly made his mark as a programmer and consultant. He was involved in a number of LEO sales, working first with Wills Tobacco and later with Dunlop Rubber. He joined Dunlop to first run their LEO installation, but subsequently rose to head Dunlop Management Services world-wide. He moved to BOAC where he was responsible for the development of BOADICEA the airline reservation system which became a major UK success story and later became a Director of British Airways. After retirement in 1989 he became an active member of the LEO Foundation, acting as its treasurer. Peterís other interests were walking in North Wales and he has published a number of guides for walking in Wales.

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