London On-line Local Authorities

Staff

LBMSU Staff re Haringey Study (1968-1970)

Harry Dive
Managing Director of LBMSU
Peter Evans
Philip Goring
Martin Jackson
Steve Monksfield

LOLA Senior Management Staff (1970 onwards)


Deputy: Tony O'Brien
DIRECTOR of IT
Derek Schartau
-> Dr Adrian Lepper (from Sep 1985)
-> Keith McDowell

PA: Beryl Dorrington
TECHNICAL
SERVICES

Tony O'Brien
APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
Harry Pearman
->Vince Padi
OPERATIONS
 
John Sheldrick
PC GROUP
(from 1981)

Keith Callaghan

LOLA Departmental Staff (1970 onwards)

Note: Not all these staff were necessarily in post at the same time. Some staff moved departments and are therefore listed twice. In the main the table reflects the situation in the 70s and early 80s. As the initial applications wound down, some staff moved to the maintenance team and other staff were moved to new (later) applications. Therefore there are less names listed against these later applications. Some later staff are listed in the Analyst and Programmers "pools" from where they were assigned to the development teams on an as needed basis.

Names below leaders are in surname order. Names with links are to their Linkedin profile.

Applications Development

APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
Harry Pearman
->Vince Padi
DOMESTIC RATES,  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS,  PAYROLL
Jim Cleall-Harding
DOMESTIC RATES FIN. MGT. APPL. (FMA)
Hilary Carrington
-> Howard Dobson
PAYROLL
Brian Raper
ANALYSIS
Dave Hearn
PROGRAMMING
Ray Smith
Phil Brown
Chris Harvey
Dave Horth
Peter Sellars
Pete Thompson
Jean Bell
(née Nicholson)
Chris Dee
Karin Churchman
Martin Jackson
Heather Maclean
Keith (Kip) Menicou
Paul Robinson
Jonathan Samuel
Trevor Hutchins
Jeremy Leighton
Steve Barfield
Karin Churchman
Martin Jackson
Iain King
APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
Harry Pearman
->Vince Padi
CREDITORS,  PERSONNEL INFORMATION AND PAYROLL SYSTEM (PIPS)
Peter Evans
CREDITORS
PIPS
ANALYSIS
Keith Callaghan
PROGRAMMING
Alan Blanks
ANALYSIS
Bill Webster
PROGRAMMING
Alan Blanks???
Alan Mills*
Pamela Trenery
Bill Webster
Keith xxx???
 
*LOLA's NALGO union rep.
Ruth Bloom
Suzanne Upton
(née Downing)
Alan Horswill
Muriel McMahon
Paul Robinson
Bob Watson

APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
Harry Pearman
->Vince Padi
COMMUNITY
CHARGE

from 1989
 
Martin Jackson
COMMUNITY CHARGE BENEFITS AND HOUSING BENEFITS
from 1989
Phil Brown
-> Murali Vidhyadharan
COUNCIL TAX BENEFITS
from 1992
(Tower Hamlets only)
Phil Brown
->Murali Vidhyadharan
NNDR
(BUSINESS RATES)

from 1989
 
Rachael Paulter
->Les Thurston
Steve Barfield
Nigel Stratton-Fidel
Matthew James
David Turvey
Murali Vidhyadharan
Ian Wright
Anne Yardley
Steve Aherne
Jan Richter
Suzy Thompson
Rob Kelly
Sangeetha Sharma
Ian Wright
Aubrey Schwaltz
Martin Jackson
Steve Barfield
Jan Richter
Nigel Stratton-Fidel
Arif Malik
Sangeetha Sharma
Steve Maling
Paul Williams
Brian Woodyatt

APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
Harry Pearman
->Vince Padi
STORES
Karin Churchman
ELECTORAL REGISTER
SOCIAL SERVICES
HOUSING
Chris Andrews
Jeremy Leighton Richard Pantlin Richard Pantlin Rick Hayter
Richard Pantlin
Mandy Roberts
The Stores team (1985-1990ish) morphed into Special Projects which included Internal Billing and other apps.

APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
Harry Pearman
->Vince Padi
PENSIONS
Peter Rawlinson
FORWARD PLANNING
(from c1980)

Tony O'Brien
IMPLEMENTATION
then SYSTEMS ADVISORY

Les Jordan
->Derek Leveridge
->Ray Cole
USER LIAISON
(1970s)
Alan Blanks
Keith Callaghan
Howard Dobson
Peter Evans
Jim Cleall-Harding
Gerry Treadway
Chris Andrews
Roger Gifford
Trevor Hutchins
John Finch
Derek Leveridge
Keith McDowell
Alan Mills
Bill Myatt
Peter Ryder
Les Thurston
Peter Thompson
Alan Wedderburn
Alan Mills
Bill Myatt
Brian Raper
1st PC based system AKA Future Planning Group

Operations

OPERATIONS
John Sheldrick
-> deputy Gerry Treadway -> Trevor Turner
SUPPORT PROGRAMMING GROUP
HEAD OF ANALYSIS:
Ray Cole
HEAD OF PROGRAMMING:
Mike O'Brien
-> Philip Gorin
Jim Betts
John Dolan
Margaret Drummond
Peter Gillard
Bob Humber
Sara Keel
Steve Ling
Fiona Maton
Norman Pickett
Rachel Poulter
Graeme Reid
Liz Rhodes
Andrea Schmidt
Joe Sharp
Ken Stainsby
Steve Tew
Helen PA
Mike Bard
Jan Barnes
Gareth Brook
Paul Bryant
Hilary Carrington
Ross Chapman
Colin Cheeseman
Bernie Conway
Khalid Dean
Kassim Dhamani
Mike Fantis
Sangheeta Fitzpatrick
Clive Foyle
John Gamble
Paul Harris
John Hussein
Bob Jablonski
Bob Jenkins
Mike Kallas
Judith Kinmond (née Rowlands)
Greyzna Kowalski
Wellington Leong
Liz Maggs
Anne Maguire
Alec O'Connor
Bushra Parr
John Peate
Mohammed Qureshi
Trevor Rideout
Parvez Saleh
Bindi Shah
Sonal Shah
Barry Tatham
Tony Upton
Chris Walker
Simon Wells
Erica Williams
Auriol Wilson
Grant Wilson
The Support Programming Group took over the maintenance after the initial development with some development staff transferring. Staff could later return to applications development. LEO maintenance, was also handled by the Support Programming Group.

OPERATIONS
John Sheldrick
deputy Gerry Treadway -> Trevor Turner
SHIFTS
Peter Anthony, Roger Bennett
John O'Sullivan, Trevor Turner
->Len Salter
OPS. SUPPORT
Ian Yarrien
->Peter Gillard
DATA PREP
Moira Coleman
John Aldridge
Ian Alexander
Steve Allen
Mark Bevan
Roger Bennett
Heather Blinkoe
Ian Brazier
Fred Campbell
Niall Carter
Jeff Clark
Frank Edohan
Glynn Fanger
Roger Forsdyke
Rod Gibberd
Gordon Grant
Mike Hodges
Richard Langford
Darren Lines
Rob Mello
Darren Metcalfe
Dave Musson
Roger Nash
little Raj Patel
Neil Pearson
Frank Phillips
Marion Rawson
(Tape Librarian)
Andy Robbins
Steve Robson
Vernon Saldanha
Len Salter
Kevin Shimmin
Manu Spanish
Chris Sycamore
Mike Teale
Adrian Temple
Bob Trotter
Ian Yarrien
Richard Ward
Tony Wooden
Andrew Younie
Norman Bennett
Alec O'Connor
Hazel Hooper
Linda Jackson
Jackie Longman
Dawn Newton
Norma White
Sylvia

up to 30 staff
JOB CONTROL
Norman Bennett
PRINTING & MAILING
George Bispham
Jackie Breame
Dave Brooks
Graham Cook
Mike Green
Chris Nolan
Bijal Shah
Jenni Shimmin (née ???)
Roberto Castronovo
Andi Lac
Tony Lane
Rodney Knight
Charlie Nicolini
Sonia Reece
Alec ???

Technical Services, PC Group, Micro SG

TECHNICAL SERVICES

Tony O'Brien
PC GROUP

Keith Callaghan
-> Howard Dobson
MICRO SUPPORT GROUP
Gerry Treadway
TECHNICAL
SUPPORT

Dave Goodall
APPLICATIONS SUPPORT
Ken Lewis
->Derek Pasmore
from c1974
The Personal Computing Group was formed in 1981. This supported end users using APL on the mainframe. The Micro Support Group was formed in the early 1980s. This supported end users using CP/M based micros.
John Aldridge
Simon Benvenutto
Barry Davis
Chris Dee
Ray De Souza
Ed Devine
Roger Cane
Richard Game
Ian Gitting
Chris Harvey
Alan Horswill
John Hussein
Dick Jones
Jean Jones
Muriel McMahon
Frank Philips
Ian Reeves
Noel Sant
Peter Simpson
Barbara Tanner
Alan Cooper
David Devine
Dave Doyle
Jim Fothergill
Joe Stansbury
Mike Kinmond
Malcolm Littler
John Maguire
Phil McCombie
Mike Nixon
Derek Pasmore
Geoff Passmore
big Raj Patel
Tony Upton
Geoff Williams
Mark Winter
Simon Benvenutto
Moira Coleman
Howard Dobson
Martin Harris,
Iain King,
Sheila McMahon-Davis
Bill Myatt
Nick South
Pam Trenery
Alan Blanks

Education & Training, Finance & Personnel, IBM Sales & Support

EDUCATION & TRAINING
Fred Lockhart
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
Charles Stebbing
->Eithne Harris
IBM SALES
Peter Evans
IBM SUPPORT
Peter Maunder
Robin Andoe
Maggie Blanks
(née McCombie)
Lesley Guthrie
Peter Malivoire
Lavinia Phillips
Edith Steiner
Pam Trenery
Judith Bell
(HR - CFM)

Marilyn Gillard
(Receptionist)

Steve Christian
(Purchasing)

Mick Tomasso
(Caretaker)

Ingred Riley
(Cook)

Christine Brook
(née Coleman)
Peter Abrahams
Ian Jenner
Neil xxx???

Unplaced persons: Peter Shearing (1984-85), Peter Gillard (when in Applications), Nigel Rheam (1989-95).

LOLA was outsource to CFM in 1993

By 1993 Hackey, Haringey and Hillingdon had migrated most of their systems in-house and LOLA was moving to a maintenance situation, though Tower Hamlets continued to run on the LOLA systems and Hackney returned to LOLA to run their Council Tax Benefits system from 1995. In 1993 it was decided to outsource to CFM.

CFM were a small company started by former employees of London Borough of Hammersmith's computing department. Unsurprisingly there was soon a reorganisation of the Applications division. The new structure can be seen in this document from May 1994: Business Consultancy & Development Organisational Chart

CFM later became CFM London North until taken over by ICL in 1998 which in turn became part of Fujitsu in 2002.

The LOLA office in Sydney Road, Enfield was shut in 2003 and most staff relocated to the Fujitsu office in Stevenage, excepting Tower Hamlets staff (see below).

Whatever systems were left (i.e. g UNIX file transfer system etc) were still being managed under Fujitsu and the last LOLA element finally ended in 2006.

ITNET (2002-2004/5) re Tower Hamlets applications

From April 2002, the Tower Hamlets LOLA systems were being managed by ITNET. The ex LOLA applications included Housing Benefits, Council Tax Benefits, Rents system and few other little systems. A web based Free School Meals that interfaced to the Benefits system was developed.

A team from ICL/Fujitsu were TUPEd to manage these. When the LOLA office closed in 2003, development staff moved to the Enfield Council offices in Silver Street.

Tower Hamlets then decided to implement the Northgate iWorld Rents and Benefits system and the data was migration from the LOLA Benefits system in 2004.

ITNET was taken over by Serco in early 2005.

MANAGER
Bob Humber
BENEFITS
Murali Vidhyadharan
RENTS
Paul Williams
Martin Jackson (prog)
Matthew James (SA)
David Turvey (prog)
Paul Williams
Brian Woodyatt (SA)

Links are to the person's Linkedin page where found. If you can help fill in the gaps or add a correction then please contact me as at the foot of this page. Do tell other former staff of this page if you are in contact with them.

If you know of any more staff then please contact me at network@ + this page's domain name or via my Linkedin page.