Kevin Curley CBE

Kevin Curley CBE

Kevin Curley is a high-profile champion of local voluntary action.  He was CEO at the National Association of Voluntary and Community Action (Navca – previously NACVS, the National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service) since 2003.  He retired in January 2012, and a few months later received a CBE in the Birthday Honours List for services to the voluntary and community sector.

Curley spent 40 years in the CVS network.  Previous positions included chief executive at the Charnwood, Derby, Hull and Newcastle CVS branches. He has also been programme director in Tanzania for VSO.

He is chair of trustees at Pickering Family Centre and has been a trustee of NCVYS and of CFG.

He founded Sierra Leone Education and Development Trust in 2013 and now chairs the board.

Curley attended the University of York where he read English literature with education and also did a diploma in social administration.

Kevin has a keen interest in Tanzania where he lived from 1988 to 1992.  He goes there every year to assess grant applications from village groups on behalf of the Tanzania Development Trust.

 

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CFG board was in the dark about reserves drop

CFG's trustees did not become aware that its reserves had plunged by nearly three-quarters until two months after the end of the financial year, Civil Society News has learned.
 

Kevin Curley among new CFG trustees

CFG today announced the appointment of three new trustees: former CEO of Navca Kevin Curley; Nicki Deeson, head of finance at the Alzheimer’s Society and Uday Thakkar, managing director at Red Ochre.

Curley's parting shot: 'Stay loose and baggy'

The local voluntary and community sector must make sure it stays “a little loose and baggy”, former Navca chief executive Kevin Curley told a room full of sector leaders last night.


Civil society leaders feel vindicated by MPs' criticisms of the Big Society

Charity sector leaders have welcomed MPs' recognition of the problems with the Big Society agenda, stating they are largely concerns that they have raised themselves.

Few beyond NCVO believe in the Compact - and for NCVO it is about marketshare and has little to do with the interests of the sector. I wonder how many of their 30 pieces of OCS silver are left?

» Fears for Compact as government ignores final Commission report

Joe Irvin, CEO-designate of Navca

Navca has recruited Labour heavyweight and veteran unionist Joe Irvin as chief executive to succeed Kevin Curley when he retires next year.

Kevin Curley, chief executive of Navca

The price of a seat at the table of power may be having to bite your lip to stop yourself saying what you really think, but it is a price worth paying, outgoing Navca CEO Kevin Curley said in his final speech to a Navca Conference yesterday.

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This is the full text of Kevin Curley’s address to the Navca Localism Conference on 22 November 2011 in London. It was Kevin’s final address to a Navca conference after 40 years in the Navca movement.  Kevin spoke first at a Navca (then NACVS) Conference in 1971. 

Fears for Compact as government ignores final Commission report

Representatives from the Office for Civil Society, including Nick Hurd, ignored calls for their input into the evaluation of the Compact overseen by the Commission for the Compact as its final act before closing its doors on 31 March.

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