13 Sep 2016
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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