Friends of Jack
In April 2014, Jennifer Shennan, a life-long friend of Jack's, invited Dame Gillian Whitehead to come on board with a project to celebrate Jack Body's birthday with a book of tributes. They then enlisted help from Scilla Askew and approached Roger Steele of Steele Roberts to ask if he would be prepared to publish the book. All three had worked with Roger on other publications and knew his expertise would help them through this complex project. It was some months before the plans were revealed to Jack, and he has become an enthusiasic and critical helper from the sidelines.
Funding and administrative support has been offered from a number of quarters including Jose Tavares, the Indonesian Ambassador and also the Lilburn Residence Trust, of which Jack was a founding trustee.