Leadership in our community can be a thankless task. For every leader, there are thousands of armchair critics who know that they could do a better job. Sir Mick Davis is a business leader of global renown. But for eight years he found the time and energy to devote countless hours — and far from inconsiderable sums — to the myriad issues that needed attention. Not everyone will have agreed with him. But one thing is absolute: every one of us owes him a debt of thanks for his unstinting work on the community’s behalf.