Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Michael Todd RIP

I'm really shocked at the news that Michael Todd has been found dead. I didn't know him well, but he made a real impression on me. He was prepared to lead from the front and speak his mind. He was a man of some substance. He read widely, thought a great deal and he struck me as a good copper who wanted to do the best for Manchester. He went out of his way to get to know people in the city and make sure the quality of life could be improved for everyone, directly linking what he could do as a copper, with the work of the council and Marketing Manchester in attracting money and visitors to Manchester. When he spoke at an Insider Leader's Lunch in 2004 he drew on his own experiences, his challenges, but did so with great humour.

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