Jill Bradshaw (1968-2018)
We are sorry to report the passing of Jill Bradshaw, following a long illness. Jill was a key member of staff in the IUCr Editorial Office in Chester, where she was the Managing Editor of Acta Cryst. B. Jill joined us in the summer of 1993, following a spell as a production editor at Pergamon Press, where she worked after graduating from the University of Sheffield. Jill mainly acted as an editor on Acta B, and authors of this journal in particular will remember her for the efficient way that she handled their papers and the kind and diplomatic way in which she handled correspondence and queries.
In the summer this year, we celebrated Jill's 25th anniversary with the IUCr. Jill was determined to attend and, despite being unwell, was able to be cheerful and positive during a long afternoon of celebrations. All the staff in Chester will miss Jill - we have lost a highly valued colleague and friend.