Hilary Cropper

Hilary Mary Cropper
Dame Hilary Mary Cropper, DBE, FRSA, FBCS (née Trueman; 9 January 1941 – 26 December 2004) was a British businesswoman.wikipedia
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Order of the British Empire

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Dame Hilary Mary Cropper, DBE, FRSA, FBCS (née Trueman; 9 January 1941 – 26 December 2004) was a British businesswoman.

Royal Society of Arts

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Dame Hilary Mary Cropper, DBE, FRSA, FBCS (née Trueman; 9 January 1941 – 26 December 2004) was a British businesswoman. Outside of business, Cropper was a Governor of the University of Hertfordshire between 1995 and 2000, a Freeman of the City of London, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society and of Royal Society of Arts.

British Computer Society

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Dame Hilary Mary Cropper, DBE, FRSA, FBCS (née Trueman; 9 January 1941 – 26 December 2004) was a British businesswoman. Outside of business, Cropper was a Governor of the University of Hertfordshire between 1995 and 2000, a Freeman of the City of London, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society and of Royal Society of Arts.

Macclesfield

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Hilary Mary Trueman was born in Macclesfield on 9 January 1941, the daughter of Arnold Trueman and his wife Madeline Emily, née Sutton.

University of Salford

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Cropper read mathematics at the University of Salford, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, before joining an engineering company based in Trafford Park making turbines; she would later recall that there were only three women in a company dominated by men.

Bachelor of Science

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Cropper read mathematics at the University of Salford, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, before joining an engineering company based in Trafford Park making turbines; she would later recall that there were only three women in a company dominated by men.

Trafford Park

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Cropper read mathematics at the University of Salford, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, before joining an engineering company based in Trafford Park making turbines; she would later recall that there were only three women in a company dominated by men.

International Computers Limited

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In 1970, Cropper moved to the computer mainframe manufacturers International Computers Limited (ICL); although initially working in part-time positions to help raise her children, she was later promoted to senior management roles, eventually becoming the male-dominated company's most senior woman.

Xansa

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In 1985, she was headhunted by FI Group, which later became Xansa, to manage its UK operations as Chief Executive, a position she served in until 2000; between then and 2002, she was the company's executive Chairman (for a year following, she was also non-executive Chairman).

Dot-com bubble

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During her tenure as Chief Executive and the Chairman, the company's annual revenues grew from £7m to £450m in 2003; she was integral to the company's recovery and growth after the Dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000s, responding to the downturn by re-positioning the company to meet the growing demand for outsourced IT work.

TSB Bank (United Kingdom)

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She was a non-executive director on the board of TSB (1987–90), London First (1996–99) and Barclays (from 1998), and the Post Office.

London First

She was a non-executive director on the board of TSB (1987–90), London First (1996–99) and Barclays (from 1998), and the Post Office.

Barclays

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She was a non-executive director on the board of TSB (1987–90), London First (1996–99) and Barclays (from 1998), and the Post Office.

Post Office Ltd

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She was a non-executive director on the board of TSB (1987–90), London First (1996–99) and Barclays (from 1998), and the Post Office.

Financial Reporting Council

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She was a member of the Financial Reporting Council between 1997 and 2003, and also sat on the New Deal Taskforce, the National Employment Panel and the Security Commission.

UK Commission for Employment and Skills

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She was a member of the Financial Reporting Council between 1997 and 2003, and also sat on the New Deal Taskforce, the National Employment Panel and the Security Commission.

Security Commission

She was a member of the Financial Reporting Council between 1997 and 2003, and also sat on the New Deal Taskforce, the National Employment Panel and the Security Commission.

University of Hertfordshire

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Outside of business, Cropper was a Governor of the University of Hertfordshire between 1995 and 2000, a Freeman of the City of London, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society and of Royal Society of Arts.

Freedom of the City

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Outside of business, Cropper was a Governor of the University of Hertfordshire between 1995 and 2000, a Freeman of the City of London, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society and of Royal Society of Arts.

Ovarian cancer

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In 2001, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but kept the illness from her colleagues while initially receiving treatment.

Martin Campbell-Kelly

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* Martin Campbell-Kelly, "Cropper [née, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, January 2008). Retrieved 18 November 2017.

Dictionary of National Biography

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* Martin Campbell-Kelly, "Cropper [née, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, January 2008). Retrieved 18 November 2017.