Businessman Garfield Green was sworn in as new Custos for Manchester, during a brief ceremony at King’s House yesterday.
He replaces Sally Porteous, who will demit office on July 1, after serving for seven years.
Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, presented Mr. Green with the Instrument of Office, before a small gathering of family members, relatives and friends.
In his remarks, the Governor-General said in his new capacity as Manchester’s First Citizen, Mr. Green is being charged with “some very awesome responsibilities”.
He said, further, that Mr. Green “will assist the Office of the Governor-General to execute and achieve the objectives of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence”.