Statement from the Emergency Planning Society – Dame Tessa Jowell
Publish Date: 14th May 2018
The Emergency Planning Society (EPS) would like to express sincere condolences to the family of Dame Tessa Jowell, who sadly lost her fight with cancer on Saturday 12 May 2018.
The EPS is indebted to Ms Jowell, who undertook an extensive portfolio throughout her ministerial career, stressing the importance of emergency response, recovery and, importantly humanitarian challenges.
For her it was all about people and she understood completely the complexities of dealing with emergencies and the longer term challenges.
Her memorial lecture, in 2015; 7/7 10 years on, reminds us all of the key messages and importance of the work that “we” all undertake, as the challenges become more complex.
The legacy of Dame Tessa Jowell’s work must continue to be addressed and delivered.