Jo Youle, CEO, awarded an OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Missing People is delighted to announce that our Chief Executive, Jo Youle, has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen in the Birthday 2022 Honours List. Jo receives this award for her services to the families of missing people.

This recognition of the cause and the charity’s work is so gratefully received. Jo has accepted the award to help shine a light on all those affected by missing. She also accepts it in memory of our esteemed colleague of 19 years, Anne Wilkinson, who sadly died recently.

“In my mind, this is Missing People’s OBE. For each and every one of the team: staff and volunteers, all our supporters – past and present. We are all part of the relay from one generation to the next, guardians of an ethos and a set of values established nearly 30 years ago. We are driven to wanting to help people in times of crisis and for as long as it takes. I’m proud to be part of it with you. This is for our friend and colleague Anne – for her kindness, compassion, terrific sense of humour and her heart!”

– Jo Youle, OBE

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