Inspiration Behind the Leader – Catherine Devereux

16 November 2022

By Ian Kinnery.

Behind every great leader is a story of inspiration; I’ve written about mine here.

I regularly speak to my clients about their inspiration – recently, Catherine Devereux, founder of The Russ Devereux Headlight Project, told me about how her late husband’s life and death inspires her every day.

I was 39 when I became a widow. Since then, I have rebuilt my life, rebuilt my family and built a charity – and my late husband Russ has been the inspiration behind it all.

My husband, Russ Devereux, was a kind, modest and gentle soul with a wonderful sense of humour and great and unique sense of style.

He was handsome, always very caring, good fun to be with and we always used to laugh together. Everyone says it, but he really was my best friend as well as my husband.

He was a brilliant dad to our three girls; he spent a lot of time at work but in his spare time it was all about the girls – well, that and golf!

He had worked at the family transport company, Devereux’s, for 24 years and ran the company in recent years along with his dad, Ken, and uncle, Tony. He was very proud of the business that his grandad had set up 70 years ago and it has a strong reputation for being one of the leading hauliers in the area.

Read the full article on Ian’s website.

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