We pay tribute to Kim Ward, a wonderful and inspiring colleague and friend, who is greatly missed by Islington Council’s communications team. Smart, kind, passionate and unflappable, Kim wore her considerable knowledge lightly, was a master diplomat and was known across the council for being lovely and helpful, for sorting out complex issues and getting things done. Kim was also very funny, warm and caring – if she noticed someone struggling she would always take the time to check in. We all miss Kim’s gentle wisdom, her sense of humour and her infectious positivity. She was a remarkable woman who made the world better, and we were lucky to work with her. She is in our hearts, and our thoughts are with her family, friends and all who miss her.