Tributes paid to former Wandsworth chief executive Albert Newman

Published: Thursday 29th November 18

Tributes have been paid to Albert Newman, a former Chief Executive of Wandsworth Council, who has passed away aged 93.

Mr Newman was chief executive from 1984 to 1987, and before that was council’s director of finance.

Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia paid tribute to Mr Newman’s sense of fun and style.

“He was canny, he was professional, and anyone who comes to work in a yellow Triumph TR7 clearly has a sense of fun, but he also helped establish Wandsworth Council as an authority where financial prudence and value for money are premier.”

Labour councillor and former Leader of the Opposition Cllr Tony Belton said: “Albert was always up for a challenge, and, as is appropriate for a former treasurer of the council, when money was needed he had the largest back pocket you ever saw.”

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