In Memory of
Crown Agents sadly lost Joshua Jackson on Thursday 15th September 2022 to cancer, aged 45. Joshua was a genuine technical expert, with a really deep and practical understanding of public financial management and many years of experience working within Ministries of Finance, striving to ensure that those governments were doing the best they could for their most vulnerable citizens. Joshua’s work in international development was always driven by a strong moral imperative to improve the lives of the poorest – whether that was while working on Crown Agents’ programmes in Nepal, Zambia or Sierra Leone, or in his previous roles in Papua New Guinea or in his native South Africa. For as long as he possibly could, Joshua heroically continued to contribute to Crown Agents’ programmes, in spite of the increasing challenges he faced each day as a result of his illness.
But he was also a wonderful colleague – kind and thoughtful, self-effacing and with a gentle sense of humour, selfless and committed. Joshua was a committed believer in Jesus and faced death with the confident hope of a new life to come. He really connected with and touched so many colleagues – evidenced by the warm tributes made at our recent All Staff Meeting by colleagues from right across CA and our international offices.
Joshua was a devoted family man and very sadly leaves behind his wife Jhennie, and two children. Our thoughts are of course with them at this very difficult time.
Joshua will be very deeply missed by everyone who worked with him.
CEO, Crown Agents – October 2022