In Memory of
Derek H Davis
Mrs Lynne Brown & Family,
On behalf of all my colleagues in the School of MACS, I am sending our deepest sympathy on the death of your brother Derek.
Derek worked in the finance office of the School since June 2017. His office opens on the main corridor of the School, in normal times every colleague would pass at least once or twice every day. Derek had always a smile and word of recognition for everybody. His friendly and open personality was appreciated by all, and his laugh and positive attitude truly helped in resolving all sorts of problems. He thrived on human contact and was at his best when he could help and then see the relief his help brought on people’s faces.
Derek was utterly professional, well organised and resourceful, so it was a relief for the School management to leave matters in his capable hands. At a human level, he was always ready to help all staff, going above and beyond his professional duties. Our PhD students in particular relied on him as a steadfast support whenever something upset their plans, or themselves. He always found time to talk and encourage them.
We will miss him very greatly, and hope that our memories of him, collected here, can be of comfort to you.
Professor Beatrice Pelloni
Head of School