Master 1999/2000

Peter Cropper – memories of a career in IT

Archives of IT are grateful to Peter Cropper for notes on his life and career and other input to compile this memoir.

Peter’s career spanned 1960 to 1997: the formative years of the 21st century IT industry and included big jobs, developing software (including the world leading VME operating system), and running international IT Departments in global companies, that exemplify the developments in the industry in that period.  After early retirement, Peter has pursued a second career as a farmer and set up a philanthropic foundation with his late wife, Dame Hilary Cropper; herself a leading figure in the industry.  Peter was Master of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, at the turn of the millennium and chose as his theme for the year to raise £1M for the WCIT Charity and set it on the road to its current successful status.

18 March 2021




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