CURRICULUM VITAE - STEPHEN PETTER

This is a full CV or summarised life history. (Ref CV_FULL),

There is also a CV geared to my IT career.
There is also a sort of CV on my Quaker (organisation) experience

Updated 2003-09-02, 2003-10-25, 2006-12-31, 2010-05-08, 2021-07-27,1043

N.B. Much of this file - especially that relating to 'current' professional experience - is out of date.

The sections updated recently (July 2021) are indicated in the Contents list


Born:

10th May, 1937, at Chatham, Kent, UK.

 

Marital/Parental Status:

Married, 1959, Divorced 1986

Nationality:

British

 

Family:

Two children, five grandchildren

one great-grand-son.

 

 

 

Health:

Fair

 E-mail and Web Sites

e-mail

Steve.petter@yahoo.com

Personal home site      aka sp37.info

http://home.clara.net/spetter/sp

Family site

http://www.petterfamily.com

Index of sites

http://home.clara.net/spetter/sites.htm

Contents   (Jump to these links, or scroll through... )

E-mail and Web Sites  - see above      updated 2021
Education: Full time and residential courses
Education: Part time
Qualifications and Memberships
Languages

Employment Summary: (For details of IT experience see CV_IT)
Current IT Expertise
Small Business Experience
Other experience
Residences:
Interests
Memberships

Voluntary organisation experience
Voluntary Activities. (approx. chronological order)

Quaker Activities
Current 'Jobs'

Education: Full time and residential courses

1943-44

Junior School, Comox, B.C.

1945-46

Private School, Hoddesdon, Herts

1946-48

Chapel End Primary School, Walthamstow

1948-53

Leyton County High School

1956-57

(6 months) Radar Engineering

1961

(3 months) Computer Engineering

1980

(1 month) Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) –

course conducted by International House in Hastings.

1980 - 81

Wolverhampton Polytechnic - Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Further Education (PGCE(FE))

1961 - present

Many short courses - computing, GBS training officer training,

management, personal development, OU Summer Schools, etc.

1999

Woodbrooke Quaker Studies Centre. (Sept to Dec)

1999

Seetec: Managing a Year 2000 Project

Education: Part time

c 1953

GCE ‘A’ Level: Chemistry, Physics, Maths.

c 1963

Ordinary National Certificate (ONC) - Electrical Engineering

c 1967

ONC Business Studies

1968 - 9

Diploma in Management Studies - Part 1 - Certificate in Industrial Administration

1971 - 76

Open University. Credits included:

Foundation Courses: Technology, Sociology

Second Level Courses:
Urban Development, Psychology,
Design,
Computing (Distinction),
Systems Management,
Systems Behaviour,
People and Organisations.

3rd-level: Data Base Design.

(Theme of OU studies: ‘Socio-technical Systems’.)

1981

Alliance Francaise, Paris: French

1995 – 99

City University:

Oracle/SQL;

Internet; Web Publishing;

Web Programming. (inc JavaScript and Perl)

2000

Wulfrun College, Wolverhampton:

CLAIT;

Building a PC.

(For sailing courses see my Sailing site )

Qualifications and Memberships

5 ‘O’ Level CGEs: English, Maths, French, Biology, Physics.

ONC Electrical Engineering

ONC Business Studies

Diploma in Management Studies (Part 1)

BA Degree, Open University, 1977

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Further Education)

Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) - Now retired

Member of the Institute of Management (MIMgt) - Now retired

Institute of Advanced Motorists Certificate

Royal Yachting Association:
Coastal Skipper (Shore based).
Day Skipper - Tidal (shore and practical) Competant Crew. (Full list on Sailing)

AVP (Apprentice) Facilitator (Alternatives to Violence Project)

3-part training for Clerks to School governors

 

Languages Some French. Also TEFL Trained

Employment Summary: (For details of IT experience see CV_IT)

1953 - 56

A. Boake Roberts & Co. , Stratford, London - Trainee Chemist

1956 - 61

RAF - Air Radar Fitter

1961 - 64

NCR - Computer Maintenance Engineer

1964 - Dec. 79

Company had several names in succession: Humber Motors, Rootes Motors, Chrysler UK, Peugeot -Citroen.
Computer Programmer,
Software Specialist,
Technical Support Specialist,
Standards and Training Supervisor,
Company Management Training Manager,
Employee Participation and Communication Officer

1980

Grand Livre du Mois (Paris) - Analyst/Programmer.

1981-1998

Self-employed or employed by Limited Companies owned by myself, including  Hamlet Consulting Ltd (now defunct); working Freelance or as a Analyst Programmer contractor in Information Technology systems.

Clients included:

1981 - 82

GKN, Walsall

1982

American Express, Brighton

1982 - 83

A.I.G., New York

1983 - 85

A.T.& T. Orlando Florida

1985

British Petroleum

1985 - 87

Shell Chemicals, London, and Shell
International, The Hague

1987 - 91

British Telecom, London

1991

Short assignments:
St Bartholomews Hospital,
TNT Atherstone,
Babcock Engineering, Crawley.

1991 - 98

British Telecom, London Software Engineering Centre

 

1998 - 2002

Freelance Consultant in IT and World wide Web systems including web site development and retail e-commerce.

May 2002...

Retired, working on:

a. Some web site design and maintenance

b. Various projects involving peace, justice and the integrity of creation.

December 2005 ...

Clerk to governors of two primary schools       

2010-      Governor, Oldfield Secondary Academy, Bath.

 

Current IT Expertise

HTML., Dreamweaver

Small Business Experience

Operated own Limited Company (Notedata Ltd) for 10 years.

Operated second Limited Company (Hamlet Consulting Ltd) for 8 years.

Operated as Self Employed for 5 years

Have been an active member of 5 Boards of Directors

Have served as Company Secretary to three companies (currently 2);

Attended small business courses in UK and USA;

Administered Company Accounts, including VAT and varied payrolls.

Landlord of  property with 5 units.

Implemented retail e-comm application

 

Other experience

Industrial journalism (edited major Company’s newsletter to 30,000 employees)

Travel journalism

Attended international trade conference in USA on behalf of BT.

Have flown 90+ times

Organised a Conference on Computer Controlled Traffic systems

Launched a new branch of Amnesty International.

Travelled round the world for a year.

Consultancy project on Natural Resource Management

 

Residences:

1937 - 1940

Chatham, Kent and Cheshunt, Herts.

1940 - 44

Evacuated to Comox, British Columbia

1944 - 48

Rye House, nr Hoddeston, Herts

1948 - 54

Walthamstow, London

1954 - 56

Plaistow, London

1956 - 61

RAF Yatesbury, RAF Little Rissington, Glos., Hickham AFB Hawaii, and RAF Gaydon, Warks.

1961 - Dec 79

Coventry, Warks

Jan 1980 - Dec 97

Various: Wolverhampton, Paris, Brighton, New York, Orlando Florida, The Hague, Tower Hamlets, Wolverhampton.

2000 - Aug, 2002

Camden. (April 2001 to April 2002 - traveling round the world)

2002 - 2006

Totterdown, Bristol

2006 -

Knowle, Bristol

2018: Easton, Bristol

2021: Wolverhampton

 

Interests Quakers, green movement, travel, family, the arts.

Memberships
Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Green Party
Amnesty International
Campaign Against the Arms Trade
Conscience
National Trust (Life)
Ramblers Assn (Life)
Youth Hostels Association (Life)
Royal Yachting Association (Life)
Marx Memorial Library
Inst. of Advanced Motorists
UNA
Association of World Federalists
Friends of Sabeel
 

Voluntary organisation experience

* Served on a wide range of committees, often as Secretary, Company Secretary, or Treasurer.

* Served as delegate to other organisations.

* Actively participated in many national and international conferences.

* Worked with (and co-ordinated) teams working with homeless people, including an overnight shelter.

* AVP Facilitator ("apprentice" facilitator)

 

Voluntary Activities. (approx. chronological order) see also Quaker Activities

1965 - 1971

Trade Union branch positions

Delegate to Coventry Trades Council

Labour Party activist

Local Authority Road Safety Committee

Local Authority Science Policy Advisory Committee

Marched, demonstrated for CND, Trade Union and anti-war concerns.

Organised Conference on Computer Control of Traffic

Organised residents in making up and adoption of a road.

1971 - 76

National Council of OU Students Association, inc. its Vice President - Finance (appointed Sept 73)

Founded local branch of Amnesty International.

Active member / committee of Voluntary Arts association (The Umbrella Club)

1987 - 97 Street representative on Neighbourhood Forum (Tower Hamlets).

Attended many other national conferences, usually taking active part.

1986 - 1997 Green Party candidate in local elections and in two General Elections

1987(?) - 1998 (?) Treasurer and at times Chair of Tower Hamlets Green Party

1999 Officiated at a Green / DIY Funeral.

2004 - 2006: Co-opted member of Bristol City Council (BCC) Environment, Transport, and Leisure Scrutiny Commission.

2005 - 6: Member of Sustainable Transport Group on BCC's Best Value Integrated Transport Study

2004 c- present: Bristol South Green Party Representative on BCC Transport Forum.

2004: Green Party South West - Euro-election Campaign Manager.

2005 - present: Christian Aid Week, Local Organiser - Victoria Park Churches.

2005 - present: Founder and Chair of Bristol Arena Concern

2006: Campaign Manager, South Bristol Green Party, Southville Ward (won first Green Party seat on Council)

2006 - 2009: Company Secretary, AVP.

2010: Campaign Manager, South Bristol Green Party, Southville Ward (massive increased majority)

Quaker Activities

c 1971 Started attending Coventry PM

c 1975 Joined Warwickshire Monthly Meeting of Society of Friends (Quakers)

1983-4 Clerk and other positions (inc Clerk to Ministery and Counsel) in a Quaker Meeting in the USA (Orlando MM, Southeaster YM)

1980 - 2000 Attended Quaker Yearly Meetings in France, SEYM, and Britain YM over 15 times.

c 1986 - Member of Overseers Committee at Westminster PM

1987 - 91 Clerk of Premises Committee, Westminster Friends Meeting House.

1991 Served on staff selection committee for selection of Wardens.

1991 Attended Quaker world conference at Tela, Honduras,

1994 Converted a Charity (Quaker Homeless Action) to a Co. Ltd and Registered Charity.

1994 - 1999 Britain Representative to FWCC (FWCC is the Quakers' international organisation)
1999 - 2001 Served on Executive Committee of EMES (Europe and Middle East Section) of FWCC

1994 Attended FWCC 19th Triennial conference in New Mexico
1997 Attended FWCC 20th Triennial in Birmingham, UK
1994 - 2001 - Attended FWCC/EMES Annual Meetings:-
1994 Prague, 1995 Handel, Netherlands, 1996 Brussels, 1997 Berlin, 1998 Handel, 1999 Newcastle N.Ireland, 2000 Bonn, 2001 Stavangar, Norway.

While Britain YM Rep to FWCC, was ex officio a member of BYM's Quaker World Relations Committee (QWRC), in which played an active role.

mid-1990s Assisted design, organise, present a QWRC/Woodbrooke course on world Quakerism

1994 - 5 Management Committee / Board member of the Penn Club, a not for profit organisation with Quaker connections, and was involved in its incorporation.

1991 - 1999 Volunteer (and co-ordinator) of Soup Run for homeless people

1990 - 2000, 2002- Volunteer at Quaker Open Christmas

1992 - 2001 Company Secretary of Quaker Homeless Action

1994 - 1999 Elder of my local meeting (Westminster)

1997 - 2000 Served on Meeting for Sufferings.

1999 - Stood bail for two asylum seekers

1999 - Attended Woodbrooke College's last term-long course

2001 - Volunteer on Mobile Library for Homeless people in London.

2001 - 2002 - Travelled amongst Friends during round-the-world journey. (See report)

2002 - Volunteer with Quaker Quest

2003 - Assistant Clerk, Bedminster PM, Member of MM IT Committee.

2004 - MM Rep to QPSW Representative Council, Convenor, MM QPSW Group,

2005 - December 2008: Clerk Bedminster P.M., Assistant Clerk, M.M.

2006 - present: Member of Bristol Area Quakers' 'General Committee' (Trustees of the AM and of amny associated charities)

2009? - present:   Clerk of Finance Sub-committee of General Committee.

2010 - present: Member of Bedminster Local Quaker Meting's Premises (and gardens) Committee.

? to 2007 Clerk to Governors: St Pius X Catholic Primary School
                 Clerk to Governors: St Werburgh's Primary School

? - 2009: Christian Aid: Local organiser for annual appeal.

N.B.  July 2021: This list is badly out of date

See also "Quaker Experience" in my blog

Current 'jobs'

Friends of Sangam Foundation (a Registered Charity): Administrator, Director/Trustee, Company Secretary.
Quakers: Clerk of Finance sub-committee, Bristol Area Quaker Meeting. 
olence Project) (a Registered Charity): Company Secretary, Apprentice Facilitator

Green Party: Rep on Transport Forum. Prospective Candidate - Windmill Hill Ward.

Bristol Arena Concern: Founder and Chair
N.B.  July 2021: This list is badly out of date

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