Dave Hill CBE
I would like to thank everyone in schools who have sent their condolences upon hearing the tragic announcement of the sudden death of our friend and colleague Dave Hill CBE. Dave was Executive Director of Children, Lifelong Learning and Culture at Surrey County Council and dedicated his career to supporting and improving children’s services. In 2018 he was awarded a CBE for services to children’s social care.
I was comforted by the heartfelt tribute to Dave Hill from the members of the Joint Phase Councils and SAfE in which they beautifully captured Dave’s impact and legacy. Like them, I believe that the best way to honour his memory will be “to continue our commitment to the genuine partnership working shown during the current crisis, in order to bring to fruition Dave’s vision of transformation and change needed to improve the life chances of every child in Surrey.”
As well as the tributes that have been posted on numerous local and national websites, there have been several touching comments across social media platforms as well. This morning, a digital book of condolence has been opened, so, if anyone wishes to share further thoughts, tributes or messages, please e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
As the council’s Chief Executive, Joanna Killian said: “Dave was an amazing colleague and great friend…his passion for doing the right thing by children and just getting things done shone through and he was the architect of the most brilliant transformation I have ever seen.” To read more about Dave’s career history, read the Surrey News page.
Best wishes and stay safe,