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Study UK marks the passing of English UK Chief Executive Eddie Byers

20 November 2015

Study UK would like to convey our deepest respect and gratitude towards Eddie Byers, Chief Executive of our sister association English UK, and our sadness at his passing on Tuesday.

Chairman Simon Cleaver and Chief Executive Alex Proudfoot made the following statement on behalf of Study UK's staff and board members:

"We are all shocked and saddened by the death of our colleague and friend Eddie Byers this week. Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Eddie will already know that he was a deeply intelligent, generous and compassionate man. We will miss his ready wit and his ever steady support. The whole education sector will miss his wisdom and his leadership. Our hearts go out to his wife Samantha and his family at this very painful time."

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Simon Cleaver with Eddie Byers at our 2015 annual conference (photo by The PIE News) Simon Cleaver with Eddie Byers at our 2015 annual conference (photo by The PIE News)