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Garth Heron, BA History 1971 (died in August 2008, aged 59)

Garth Heron was born in Belfast in 1949, the youngest of six children. He was raised in Northern Ireland on a farm by his Royal Ulster Constabulary parents, his father being head constable and his mother the first WPC in the force.

Garth was educated at Friends' School, Lisburn and graduated in History and Politics at Queen’s before moving to Scotland to take a postgraduate degree in Human Resources Management at Strathclyde University. It was at there that he met Louise, his future wife, and they were married in 1977.

After an early career in banking and manufacturing, Garth was appointed Compensation Manager for Honeywell’s factories in Scotland. He later became Personnel Director of Honeywell UK Ltd, overseeing continuing changes as the company reacted to increasing global competition. After a short spell at United Distillers he set up Garth Heron Search and Consultancy in 1995.

His interests included sport (Tottenham Hotspur and Wigan Rugby League), days at the races, family cinema trips, golfing and gardening.

(A full obituary by David Miller was published in The Scotsman).



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