Kate Gross

Kate Gross read English at Oxford University. She joined the civil service and worked at Number 10 for Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Aged 29, she founded the Africa Governance Initiative alongside Tony Blair. She stood down as the charity’s CEO during her treatment. In 2014, she was awarded an OBE for her charitable work in Africa. Kate died peacefully at home on 25 December 2014. She leaves behind husband Billy sons Isaac and Oscar (both 5). Kate finished writing Late Fragments in September and received finished copies a few weeks before her death.