Staff of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations are in deep shock and mourning over the untimely and sudden death of our beloved Head of Finance, John Mulryan.
John has been with the Tavistock Institute for almost a decade, supporting the CEO and the rest of the team in driving the Tavistock Institute, never losing sight of our primary task and core purpose.
With his tolerance, gentle manner, light touch and thorough understanding of the finances, John was a stalwart of the Tavistock Institute and a generous enabler of the Institute’s continuous development and growth.
We like a party at the Tavistock Institute, any cause for celebration and we embrace it – from our food for thought series, through to our annual celebration of the harvesting season, to celebrating our staff’s achievements in writing and publishing, to christmas dinners and Institute’s trips, retirement parties, you name it – John, unless travelling elsewhere in the world – would be there, always up for a good laugh, a football banter, a pint.
John has left a big hole in the heart of the Tavistock Institute and it is not often that finance people are so dearly appreciated, but John was as he was a sincere and fine gentleman.
However, John has left with us his spirit of ‘can do’ and in his memory we will continue to work for the betterment of individuals at work, for our communities and society, using our capacity to open up spaces for difficult conversations, in order to generate insight and promote learning.
John himself never tired of learning and whenever had the opportunity to do so immersed himself in learning with and from his colleagues, including attending a Group Relations conference and attended as many lunch time talks as he could.
He will be sorely missed.
Eliat Aram, CEO