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Peter Burnham to retire from University

Director of IT Services Mary Visser presents Peter with his farewell gift.

Peter Burnham to retire from University

Assistant Director of IT services retires after 22 years of service

Peter Burnham, Assistant Director of IT Services, will be taking early retirement from the University at the end of July 2010 after over 22 years of service.

Peter joined the Computer Centre in 1988 as Head of Systems Programming and Operations. He became Assistant Director in 1992 and Deputy Director in 2004. As part of the formation of IT Services, he became Assistant Director, responsible for Infrastructure Services.

In his role at Leicester he has overseen major IT developments including the provisioning of the campus network, the PC desktop service (CFS), email services and web services. This has been a period of remarkable growth and development as IT services have evolved from ‘special interest’ to essential services for all. He was heavily involved in local user group meetings (SPAR, CCUCG and then IT Forum) and represented the University in various national forums.

Peter has a variety of other interests, but most of his leisure time is devoted to folk music either as performer, organiser or writer. He has maintained a 'what's on' Leicestershire folk diary for the last 14 years and can be seen as part of 4-part harmony group GU4 at clubs and festivals throughout the country. Nearer to home, he has performed on a number of occasions at the Richard Attenborough Centre with Sheila Mosley. His retirement will see him spending more time on music, wildlife, travelling, walking, cycling, swimming, photography, cooking and sorting out the house and garden. He has no plans to 'take it easy'.

A farewell reception will be held at 4pm on Thursday 29th July 2010, on the 5th floor Charles Wilson Building (Parkside) to which all Peter’s friends and colleagues are invited.

Peter Burnham appreciates the sentiments of his leaving card.

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