Search for Christopher Bland and
  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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....

  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. Is...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. July 19, 2007

    BT thinking 'quite far' advanced on case for ultra-fast broadband

    BT is considering the case for an ultra-fast broadband network that could deliver internet download speeds of up to 50 mega...

Search for Christopher Bland and