It is with regret that we announce that Kate Gross, MPhil in International Relations graduate from St John’s College, passed away on Christmas Day. She was 36.
Ms Gross was the founding chief executive of the Africa Governance Initiative, a charity set up by former Prime Minister Tony Blair which works to “provide practical advice and support” to rebuild structures of Government in post-conflict African states. She also worked as Blair’s private secretary as well as that of succeeding Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Former Prime Minister Blair wrote an obituary for Ms Gross, which appeared in last weekend’s Sunday Times. In addition, you can read it on his official website.