Valerie Gaythorpe

Colleagues will be sorry to hear of the death of Valerie Gaythorpe, former Administration Manager in the Equality Service.

Val joined the Service in 2002 as Finance Officer, after a successful career in office and financial administration with Abbey National. She was quickly recognised for her efficiency and attention to detail, and progressed to Office Manager and, subsequently, Administration Manager. Her responsibilities included line management of a clerical team and support for the broader work of the service. Hardworking and conscientious, she was able to foster a real team spirit within the service and was widely respected for her sensitivity and discretion in dealing with difficult and confidential personal issues.

Val will be remembered amongst her former colleagues with great respect and affection.

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