Tribute to David Harker

David HarkerDavid Harker, former Deputy Chief Executive of Sense, and also Chief Executive of Citizens Advice from 1997 until 2010, sadly passed away on 2 March 2015.

A tribute by Gill Morbey CEO

There are some special people in life and Dave Harker was one of them. I first met Dave in 1990 when he joined Sense as the Deputy CEO to Rodney Clark. Dave and I worked together and became close friends. We maintained our contact over the years and I valued his wisdom, advice and support.

He was one of those special people because despite his senior positions and great achievements he cared about people and supported Sense beneficiaries. Dave was a man of huge integrity and I will miss him.

Our thoughts are with Diane, Alex and his family.

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Gillian Morbey OBE
Chief Executive

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Tributes to David Harker in the media:

The Guardian
Northern Echo
Civil Society
Money Marketing
Third Sector


First published: Thursday 5 March 2015
Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2015