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Published: February 21, 2020

Remembering Andy Marshall

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It is with great sadness that I must share the news that Andy Marshall passed in his sleep on the night of the 19th February. Andy worked for many years in the humanitarian sector and he brought his perspective into managing security risks, most recently back in the EISF family working for Cordaid.

With Andy’s death, the NGO security community has lost a passionate man with an incredible amount of knowledge and the rare quality to say things as he saw them. I will miss my colleague and friend as I’m sure many will and wish his family and friends strength and support in this difficult time.

Marieke Van Weerden, Catholic Relief Services

I first met Andy more than 10 years ago when we were both working for Oxfam Novib (as it was then). As a fellow Brit, Andy provided me with much-needed support and a shared sense of humour.

One of my favourite memories of Andy is of a training we did together in Afghanistan. Due to a number of reasons, I was not my usual self, and for once Andy had to take on the role of the ‘tactful one’. He rose to the challenge and demonstrated his versatility when needed! Andy was a man I trusted and will sorely miss.

Cordaid will be holding a Remembrance Ceremony at their Global Offices on Monday 24th February. If anyone would like to contribute messages to the ceremony, please let me know (eisf-director@eisf.eu) and I will pass them on.

Andy has done work for many in the sector and also for DRC. I have always appreciated his grumpiness and dry sense of humour, as well as his professionalism.

Fredrik Palsson, DRC

My heartfelt condolences go to his wife, Marleen, and his children, may he Rest in Peace.


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