Harry Pearson (2), MA, FIMechE, FRAeS, MBIM, was awarded an Open Scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford in 1932, and gained a first-class honours degree in Physics in 1935. He was employed by British Celanese and Standard Telephones and Cables before joining Rolls-Royce at Hucknall in 1940 as a Project Engineer on exhaust systems. In 1943, he became Performance Engineer, Gas Turbines, at Barnoldswick, transferring to Derby in 1946 as Chief Performance Engineer. In 1949 he was appointed Chief Research Engineer, becoming Chief Engineer, Performance and Research in 1960. In 1962 Harry pearson became Assistant Director of Engineering for the Aero Engine Division and a year later became Director of Personnel. Prior to 1971 when he became Assistant Group Technical Director, he served as Engineering Methods Advisor. He retired from the Company in 1976. He is the author of the Rolls-Royce and the Rateau Patents, Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Technical Series No.1 (1989). ISBN: 0 9511710 8 9.