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    1. July 30, 2014

      BBC chair needed for no-man’s land

      Next to being England football manager or Archbishop of Canterbury, it is hard to think of a position in British public life...

    2. September 8, 2013

      Abolition of BBC Trust backed by head of parliamentary committee

      The head of a parliamentary committee which scrutinises the media has said he would support abolishing the BBC Trust, with...

    1. September 6, 2013

      BBC Trust faces question time in pay-off quarrel

      It was not supposed to be like this. The creation in 2007 of a new governing body for the BBC was meant to resolve concern...

    2. November 22, 2012

      Lord Hall faces immense BBC challenges

      The BBC sought to draw a line under the Savile crisis on Thursday with the announcement that Lord Hall, the chief executive...

    3. July 12, 2011

      An aristocrat of a bold type

      Big. That is Jamie Byng’s reputation. In the gossipy, cliquey, insular world of books, the managing director of Canongate,...

    4. July 8, 2011

      Ofcom has the legal power to block takeover of BSkyB

      From Sir Christopher Bland. Sir, In your editorial “Rupert Murdoch’s responsibility” (July 6), you rightly call for Rebekah...

    5. May 19, 2011

      Bald move to quit Icap

      Mark Yallop, right-hand man to Icap boss Michael Spencer, is hanging up his spurs. The former Deutsche Bank derivatives...

    6. February 1, 2011

      New leader for Best Buy Europe

      Best Buy Europe, the 50-50 joint venture between Charles Dunstone’s Carphone Warehouse and the US consumer electronics...

    7. February 1, 2011

      Alcatel-Lucent reunites Bland and Verwaayen

      Sir Christopher Bland, former chairman of BT, has been appointed non-executive chairman of the UK and Irish operations of...

    8. November 26, 2010

      What would Shakespeare do?

      Michael Boyd, the eloquent artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, was in his element earlier this week as he...

    9. October 2, 2009

      ITV struggles in game of matchmaking

      Television can be such an educational medium. ITV has provided interested watchers over the past few weeks with a gripping...

    10. October 1, 2009

      ITV struggles in game of matchmaking

      Television can be such an educational medium. ITV has provided interested watchers over the past few weeks with a gripping...

    11. July 17, 2009

      Carnwarth rules

      No names were revealed but Alison Carnwath made a point as new chairman of Land Securities of noting the failure of...

    12. July 15, 2009

      Minister’s attack on BBC misguided

      From Sir Christopher Bland. Sir, Ben Bradshaw’s attack on the BBC for daring to question the proposal that part of the...

    13. June 24, 2009

      Digital Britain lacks imagination

      From Mr Nico Macdonald. Sir, Sir Christopher Bland (Letters, June 17) addresses the public service aspects of the Digital...

    14. June 17, 2009

      Carter’s old-fashioned tinkering with matters that are best left to markets

      From Sir Christopher Bland. Sir, Stephen Carter’s report on Digital Britain, described by its author in this newspaper...

    15. March 28, 2009

      Notting Hill set

      A bevy of former foreign office chieftains and the literati of West London crammed into Waterstones in Notting Hill...

    16. November 13, 2008

      Testing time for board habitué

      Ex-banker Alison Carnwath has her background in finance to thank for the job of chairing Land Securities during a testing...

    17. November 11, 2008

      Musical chairs

      Too many potential chairmen and not enough chairs. That seems to be the case at Land Securities after the scrapping of its...

    18. November 1, 2008

      BT's Livingston is forced to tackle the nasties first

      The Hall of Fame for those who quit before the nasties emerged is getting crowded. To Sir James Crosby, who ran HBOS until...

    19. October 31, 2008

      BT’s Livingston is forced to tackle the nasties first

      The Hall of Fame for those who quit before the nasties emerged is getting crowded. To Sir James Crosby, who ran HBOS until...

    20. September 2, 2008

      Verwaayen has track record in enforcing change

      Ben Verwaayen, the new chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent, has taken on one of the toughest jobs in the telecoms industry. He...

    21. April 9, 2008

      BT pursues more mobile future

      BT is looking at options to expand further into mobile technology, an area considered by its critics as a strategic...

    22. April 9, 2008

      Verwaayen insists he left at his choosing

      Ben Verwaayen insisted yesterday that the timing of his departure had been entirely of his choosing. He will stand down as...

    23. April 9, 2008

      Verwaayen to quit as BT chief

      Ben Verwaayen is to step down as chief executive of BT at the end of next month and be succeeded by Ian Livingston, the...

    24. April 8, 2008

      Verwaayen insists he left at his choosing

      Ben Verwaayen insisted on Tuesday that the timing of his departure had been entirely of his choosing. He will stand down as...

    25. April 8, 2008

      BT’s succession

      When Ben Verwaayen joined BT as chief executive in January 2002, the UK’s largest telephone company was in a pretty mess....

    26. April 8, 2008

      BT’s succession

      When Ben Verwaayen joined BT as chief executive in January 2002, the UK’s largest telephone company was in a pretty mess. Is...

    27. April 8, 2008

      BT’s Verwaayen to step down after six years

      Ben Verwaayen is to step down as chief executive of BT at the end of next month to be succeeded by the head of the UK...

    28. April 2, 2008

      Land Securities' pedigree board needs patience too

      Q: Which FTSE 100 company will soon have three chairmen and three chief executives? A: Land Securities, which is incubating...

    29. April 2, 2008

      It's a Land grab

      Could it really be the case that one Sir Win Bischoff equals three Land Securities directors? In fact, it is the...

    30. April 1, 2008

      Land Securities’ pedigree board needs patience too

      Q: Which FTSE 100 company will soon have three chairmen and three chief executives? A: Land Securities, which is incubating...

    31. April 1, 2008

      Land Securities’ three-headed board

      Which FTSE 100 company will shortly have three chairmen and three chief executives? Step forward Land Securities, which is...

    32. March 14, 2008

      BT connects with halls of power

      Newish BT chairman Sir Michael Rake has wasted no time in replenishing the board, starting with the very important person...

    33. March 10, 2008

      BT chief could stay in post until 2009

      Ben Verwaayen could stay on as BT chief executive until 2009, partly because of the need to improve the telecommunications...

    34. March 9, 2008

      BT chief could stay in post until 2009

      Ben Verwaayen could stay on as BT chief executive until 2009, partly because of the need to improve the telecommunications...

    35. January 15, 2008

      Mounting pressure could halt BT renaissance

      BT was the shareholder darling of the European telecommunications industry in 2006. A 35 per cent rise in the UK company's...

    36. January 14, 2008

      Mounting pressure could halt BT renaissance

      BT was the shareholder darling of the European telecommunications industry in 2006. A 35 per cent rise in the UK company’s...

    37. November 13, 2007

      BT busy signal

      New BT chairman Sir Mike Rake has his work cut out for him: as well as chief executive succession planning for Ben...

    38. September 21, 2007

      Pass a paper bag

      If this doesn't make you ill over breakfast, it's not because the BT PR machine hasn't been trying. Sir Christopher Bland...

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