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Ray Lester

Ray Lester, British information systems director. Fellow Institute Information Scientists (vice president since 1994).

Background

  • Lester, Ray was born on January 8, 1942 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. Son of Robert and Letitia Caroline (West) Lester.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Leeds, England, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Leeds, England, 1968.

    Career

    • Clinical biochemist Leeds General Infirmary, 1963-1968. Information scientist Unilever Research, Colworth, Bedford, England, 1968-1970. System analyst Unilever Computing Service, 1970-1972.

      Assistant life science library University Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, 1972-1974. Reformed and information services library University College London, 1974-1977. Library Queen Elizabeth College, London, 1977-1981, London Business School, 1981-1990, director information system, since 1990.

    Works

    • Information Sources in Finance and Banking (Guides to Information Sources)
    • This book guides users to both traditional and computerized sources on all aspects of the financial system, including historical sources; IT impact; banks and other financial institutions; money markets; stock markets; Euromarkets; commodity markets; foreign exchange markets; central banks; international organizations; funding agencies; news services; national and international data and statistics; and laws and regulations.
    • Author: Information Sources in Finance and Banking, 1995.

    Membership

    Fellow Institute Information Scientists (vice president since 1994).

    Personality

    Interests

    Playing organ, walking.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Mary Jenkins, May 5, 1978 (deceased October 1985). 1 child, Joanna; married Christine Devine Cummings, July 24, 1992.
    • father: Robert Lester
    • mother: Letitia Caroline (West) Lester
    • spouses: Helen Mary Jenkins
    • Christine Devine Cummings
    • child: Joanna Lester
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    Born January 8, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1963
      University Leeds
    • 1968
      University Leeds
    • 1963 - 1968
      Clinical biochemist, Leeds General Infirmary
    • 1968 - 1970
      information scientist, Unilever Research
      Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • 1970 - 1972
      system analyst, Unilever Computing Service
    • 1972 - 1974
      assistant, life science library University Bradford
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1974 - 1977
      reformed and information services library University College London
    • 1977 - 1981
      library Queen Elizabeth College
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1981 - 1990
      library Queen Elizabeth College
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