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Gershon, Sir Peter (Oliver) free

Kt 2004; CBE 2000; FREng

Born 10 Jan. 1947; s of late Alfred Joseph Gershon and Gerta Gershon; m 1971, Eileen Elizabeth Walker; one s two d

Chairman: Tate & Lyle plc, 2009–17; National Grid plc, since 2012; Aircraft Alliance Management Board, since 2014; Join Dementia Research, since 2017


Reigate Grammar Sch.; Churchill Coll., Cambridge (MA)


FIEE 1998, Hon. FIET (Hon. FIEE 2005); FRAeS 2000; FCIPS 2000; FREng 2001. Joined ICL, 1969; Mem. Mgt Bd, and Dir of Network Systems, 1985; Managing Director: STC Telecommunications Ltd, 1987–90; GPT Ltd, 1990–94; Marconi Electronic Systems Ltd, 1994–99; Chief Operating Officer, BAE Systems, 1999–2000; Chief Exec., Office of Govt Commerce, 2000–04; Chairman: Symbian Ltd, 2004–08; General Healthcare Gp, 2006–12; Premier Farnell plc, 2005–11; Vertex Data Sciences, 2007–. Mem. Ct and Council, Imperial Coll., London, 2002–10. CCMI (CIMgt 1996); FBCS 2005. Hon. Fellow: Cardiff Univ., 2007; Imperial Coll. London, 2011. Hon. DTech Kingston, 2005


Review of Civil Procurement in Central Government, 1999; Independent Review of Public Sector Efficiency, 2004; Independent Review of Royal Family and Ministerial Air Travel, 2006; Review of the Australian Government’s Use of Information and Communication Technology, 2008


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