by Jini Stolk
Peter Brown, whose invaluable contributions were essential to Creative Trust’s development and success, and who joined me on the board of Artscape where his impact was equally invaluable, died suddenly and unexpectedly on November 20th, 2013. We will miss him deeply.
Peter was the ideal colleague and collaborator: keenly intelligent and an ace financial analyst and planner, he was enormously generous with support and advice. He was also charming, mischievous, and an indispensable partner in meetings with government officials, funders, and arts organizations. He was a good man to have a drink with, in good times and bad.
Sandra Pitblado, former Chair of the Creative Trust board, said it well: “Dear Peter kept us all on the straight and narrow and was a force in Creative Trust – always there and always quiet and steady. What a fine man and weren’t we fortunate to know him and have him in our lives.”
In Peter’s honour, I offer the following piece from the Harvard Review on What Makes a Leader.