In memory of Jane Slowey CBE

Jane Slowey CBE, who died on the 7th October 2017 (photo: Foyer Federation)

Tributes from across the voluntary and community sector are being paid to Jane Slowey CBE, who died on Saturday 7th October 2017.

Many of you will know and remember Jane. She served for thirteen years as the chief executive of The Foyer Federation (whose own tribute is here), but prior to this served as BVSC’s chief executive and of course had particular links with Birmingham where she also served two four-year spells as a Labour councillor.

She is fondly — and movingly — remembered in a long tribute by Brian Carr and other BVSC staff over on the BVSC website. Third Sector magazine online has also paid tribute.

Jane also served as chair of Skills Third Sector and for six years was Vice Chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). She was also active in local politics, the youth sector and women’s equality and there will be many at the moment reflecting, as Brian Carr says, on “the trails she undoubtedly blazed — in her own gentle yet resolute way…”

We remember Jane with great fondness and respect and our condolences go to her family and friends.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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