Alan Britten CBE 1938 - 2016
31st August, 2016
We are very sorry to announce that Alan Britten CBE has passed away peacefully on Thursday night surrounded by his family. Alan was a valued Trustee of INS , serving as Vice Chair and chair of the Finance committee for many years. His contribution to INS has been immense since he joined the board in 2005.
People may not know that Alan had a lengthy career in Mobil Oil, ending as Vice-President for Mobil Europe. After retiring he was active in many roles including the first Chairman of the English Tourism Council, a Trustee of Leeds Castle Foundation and a Governor of Trinity College, London. As a nephew of Benjamin Britten, the composer, his main passion was his support for the Aldeburgh Festival in his position as President of the Friends of Aldeburgh.
Ann Bond, INS Chief Executive said, “It was a privilege to have worked with such a brilliant leader, mentor and gentleman for so many years. My life and my professional practice has been deeply enriched by the time I shared with Alan. The transformation and development of INS would never have been possible without his steadfast support over the last decade.”
Other comments INS have received include “a lovely man, “well thought of and loved”, “ a true gentleman”, “so supportive of staff and other Trustees”
Alan will be remembered with great love and affection and we will all miss his good natured and perceptive contributions and support of INS. Our condolences and best wishes to his wife Judi and their daughters and the extended family and friends.
The family is having a private cremation in Kew, and will have a service to celebrate his life, in Aldeburgh, sometime next year.
Dugald Millar (INS Chair)
28th August 2016