Magazine article Public Finance

OBITUARY: Arnold Morton

Magazine article Public Finance

OBITUARY: Arnold Morton

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Arnold Morton, who has died aged 82, was Coventry City treasurer for 18 years and a former CIPFA president.

He worked for Stockton on Tees and Preston before moving to Coventry in 1955.

These were years of dynamic leadership in the city treasurer's department, first with Hedley Marshall and then, in 1964, with Derrik Hender. It became famous for its cutting-edge approach to financial management, and for the steady stream of outstanding men (and later, women) who worked there.

Arnold's ability was such that he was able to make progress at Coventry itself, and he remained there for the rest of his career, becoming city treasurer in 1969.

He played a full role in the profession, being an active CIPFA council member from 1974 to 1987, and president in 1986. He was chair of the Midlands region in 1979; secretary of the Society of Metropolitan Treasurers from 1974 to 80; and its president in 1981. …

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