Alan AI 2008

The Zimbabwe Association is deeply saddened to announce that Alan Wilkinson has died.

Alan was an extraordinary person who co-founded the ZA in 2001 and became chair of the board of Trustees in 2009. He was an activist on many fronts and a friend and mentor to Zimbabweans and non-Zimbabweans alike.

Alan ‘lit the way’ for the ZA, he had a very special capacity to inspire a roomful of people and create an enthusiastic, motivated team. He radiated confidence, and a belief in our own capacities to solve problems. We loved him and will miss him hugely.

Alan’s passing was completely unexpected – he died suddenly and peacefully in his sleep on 24 August after attending a friend’s wedding in the north of England. An inquest will be held and we await news of the funeral arrangements.

Alan had a sister in Australia, Lynne.  Messages may be sent to his executor Esma O’Neill

(Photo by Pete le May: Alan at ZA Spring Event, Amnesty International, 2008)