Pryderi Jonathan Dunkin (Dee) Cox was born in Bath, Somerset, England, and lived in Bath's famous Circus (White door far right).
At the age of seven, he moved with his parents to Devizes, Wiltshire, where he spent his formative years being educated at Devizes School and subsequently at Trowbridge College.
Dee began his career in local government at County Hall, Trowbridge, but soon moved to his home town as a junior clerk at Devizes Town Hall, following which he held various accountancy positions in the Borough Treasurer's department.
In 1974, Dee obtained a position with the newly created Kennet District Council as manager of, and with responsibility for setting up, the Council's in-house computer services department. Further details below.
Dee was manager of the computer services department at Kennet District Council from 1974 until 1995 when he retired.
Following his early retirement in 1995, Dee moved to Spain to live, and is pictured above and below at his Spanish home. (click an image to enlarge)
Dee is married with three sons and a daughter.
Twelve years local authority accountancy experience followed by over twenty years experience in the specification, design, programming and implementation of computer systems for local government.
Devizes Corporation 1962-1974 local authority accountant: Salaries payroll, Debtors, Creditors, Loans Administration, Money Market investments, loans for house purchase, housing rents, rates (domestic and business), preparation of council estimates, designated VAT information officer and coordinator.
Kennet District Council 1974-1995 computer services manager: Set up and combine five former local authories' payrolls, and interim administration of Kennet's Salaries, Wages and Members' payrolls, Manager of the Council's computer services department, comprising operations staff, systems analysts and programmers. Member of the Council's Principal Officers' Computer Development Working Party. Appraisal of manual systems for computerisation, systems analysis, specification, design and programming of computer systems for Kennet District Council and other local authorities. Computer security officer (QSECOFR).
Applications software development for Kennet and other client local authorities: major projects: Poll Tax/Community Charge/Council Tax, National Non-Domestic Rating, Housing Rents Accounting, Sundry Debtors, General Ledger, Housing Waiting List, Register of Electors, Cash Receipting and other minor systems.
Hardware experience: IBM series: 370, 4300, System/34, System/38, AS/400.