I don't have any other place to say this, so.....
I've only just heard of the death of Kenneth Maclennan in 2016. He was a former banker, Standard Chartered I think, who went into headhunting and mentoring. Around 2002 I arranged for myself and fellow Directors of the Prison Service - those who wanted it! - to have a mentor or executive coach. By great good luck I got Kenneth. I was then way past the point of reform, and his one contribution was to tell me unequivovally to retire, advice I finally took a few years later, after failing (thank God! thank God!) to become FD of the MoD.
But I spent a number of sessions with him - first as purported mentoring, and later for drinks, lunch and walks - telling him what the senior civil service was like, which he seemed not have come across much, and my abiding memory of him is him laughing loudly, incredulously and with real pleasure at these stories.
It's a measure of the man that nearly two decades later I am surprised how upset I am to hear of his death. He seemed to me a good man, a kind man, and amused and amusing. He left surprisngly little evidence of himself, or his family , discoverable by google, but for sure he is the sort who is long remembered, and much missed, by those who knew him. I'm glad I knew him.
I was formerly Finance Director of the Prison Service and then Director of the National Offender Management Service responsible for competition. I also worked in the NHS and an IT company. I later worked for two outsourcing companies.
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