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9th September 2017

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Steve Packham, Chief Executive of Chelmsford City Council, who died peacefully on 24 October 2017 after a long battle with lung cancer.

Steve was a former Trustee of ECF and served on the Board for six years from October 2004 to November 2010.  He was a great advocate and supporter of the Foundation’s work and actively encouraged other Councils and public agencies to engage with us in supporting their local voluntary and community sector.
Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this very sad time.

“It was a privilege to work with Steve.  He will be greatly missed by all of us here at ECF and, I am sure, by his friends and colleagues at Chelmsford City Council.” Caroline Taylor, Chief Executive