Announcing the death of Managing Director, Graham Harris
Last Updated: 16 Dec 2020 7:30am
Press Release announcing the death of Dartford Borough Council Managing Director, Graham Harris
It is with deep regret and great sadness that Dartford Borough Council announces the death of Graham Harris, who suffered a heart attack and passed away on Monday.
Graham came to Dartford as Director of Finance in 1989 and had been the Council’s Managing Director for almost 20 years.
Jeremy Kite, Leader of Dartford Borough Council said, “It is hard to summarise in a few words Graham’s enormous contribution to the Council and to Dartford. It is no exaggeration to say that every one of the new facilities, public spaces and initiatives that have been delivered over many years - from the football stadium to Central Park, from the Bridge development to business centres - bore Graham’s signature. It has been his leadership and control of the Council’s finances over many years that has put us in such a strong position today. He ensured that the Council ran with probity, decency and financial responsibility. Graham was also a thoroughly nice man.
“He frequently understated his talents and rarely sought recognition for his achievements. It was a privilege to work with him and his loss at a time when we all believed he had recovered from a long illness and was planning to return to work is devastating. We will miss him terribly.”