Kevin Curley CBE

Kevin Curley CBE

Kevin Curley is a high-profile, highly-regarded 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, handing the reins to Joe Irvin, 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 a member of both the Treasury Third Sector Review group and the Cabinet Office public services action plan steering group.

In March 2012 he joined the board of trustees at NCVYS and in September 2012 he was appointed to the board of CFG. 

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

He now describes himself as a voluntary sector adviser.  When he stepped down from Navca, he told civilsociety.co.uk: "I'm not going to stop working for the local voluntary sector, I'm simply going to stop running an organisation."

 

 

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Andrew Rosenfeld

Andrew Rosenfeld, former chair of the NSPCC Full Stop campaign, has founded a new mobile phone company that pledges to give a quarter of its profits to charity, and has recruited Sir Christopher Kelly and Kevin Curley as trustees of the associated grantmaking foundation.


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.

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett

Marie Curie Cancer Care CEO Thomas Hughes-Hallett, RNIB chief executive Lesley-Anne Alexander and former Navca CEO Kevin Curley were among a host of voluntary sector figures recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Kevin Curley, former chief executive of Navca

Former Navca chief executive Kevin Curley has joined the NCVO’s advisory council, which helps to inform and shape the umbrella body’s policy work as it is being developed.




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

Minister tells Kevin Curley: 'I will miss you'

Minister for civil society Nick Hurd paid a warm tribute to erstwhile Navca chief executive Kevin Curley at the organisation’s annual parliamentary reception in the House of Commons last night.

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.


Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has asked the NCVO to feed in to him personally, any examples of disproportionate or unfair local authority cuts to voluntary sector budgets.



Navca: Proposed changes to EU procurement rules will help charities

Navca has welcomed proposed changes to EU procurement rules, which it believes will make it easier for local charities and voluntary organisations to deliver public services.

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