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memorial fund executive

Andrew James Purkis, British memorial fund executive. Director, trustee Contact a Family, London, 1986-1993; director Green Alliance, London, since 1992; chair Pedestrians Association, since 1999.

Background

Purkis, Andrew James was born on January 24, 1949 in London. Son of Clifford Henry and Mildred Jeanie (Crane) Purkis.

Education

Master of Arts with honors, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, St. Antony's College, Oxford, England, 1978.

Career

Civil servant Northern Ireland Office, London, 1973-1980. Head of policy, assistant director National Council for Volunteer Organizations, 1980-1987. Director Council for Protection of Rural England, 1987-1992.

Archbishop's secretary for public affairs Archbishop of Canterbury' General’ s Office, Lambeth Palace, 1992-1998. Chief executive Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, since 1998.

Membership

Director, trustee Contact a Family, London, 1986-1993. Director Green Alliance, London, since 1992. Chair Pedestrians Association, since 1999.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, reading, walking.

Connections

Married Jennifer Harwood Smith, July 18, 1980. Children: Joanna Beatrice, Henry Francis.

father:
Clifford Henry Purkis

mother:
Mildred Jeanie (Crane) Purkis

spouse:
Jennifer Harwood Smith

child:
Joanna Beatrice Purkis

child:
Henry Francis Purkis