Ward was eased out of his job shortly after the deal on Canary Wharf was signed. However, he is now viewed as the main driver in Government behind the extraordinary change and development in London Docklands.
Ward went on to work in Barcelona and Sydney on major regeneration projects before being appointed to head the regeneration of St Kitts in the Caribbean.
In his later years, he ran his own consultancy company and was a regular contributor to debates on urban regeneration and the future of the Thames Gateway.
Ward married Betty in 1954. They had met in nursery school and she predeceased him in early 2010. They had two children.
|Short description||English businessman|
|Date of birth||5 October 1927|
|Place of birth|
|Date of death||6 January 2011|
|Place of death|