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    1. August 1, 2013

      Rentokil Initial’s Brown to step down as chief executive

      The chief executive of Rentokil Initial is leaving the FTSE 250 group after a five-year reign that included the sale of its...

    2. June 15, 2011

      James and the Big Apple

      As Rupert Murdoch arrives for News Corp’s summer party on Thursday, many at the media group’s UK offices are wondering...

    1. May 23, 2011

      Rentokil Initial struggles to deliver revival

      Turning round a juggernaut: operating losses at City Link, which represents about 12 per cent of group revenues, have...

    2. February 12, 2011

      Rentokil chief mulls Intertek role

      Rentokil Initial chief Alan Brown, who joined the pest control-to-parcel delivery group in 2008, is considering taking his...

    3. December 1, 2010

      Ties that bind

      Arms and water mix at United Utilities. The recent appointment of long-time BAE Systems man Steve Mogford at the water group...

    4. September 19, 2009

      Bankers toast a bygone era

      The days before the Big Bang, when relationships counted for everything in the City, were recalled at UBS's 25th...

    5. September 15, 2009

      Footsie directors who work across the boards

      About 9 per cent of FTSE 100 directors sit on the board of at least two of the UK's largest companies, and 10 of them...

    6. September 14, 2009

      Footsie directors who work across the boards

      About 9 per cent of FTSE 100 directors sit on the board of at least two of the UK’s largest companies, and 10 of them...

    7. August 29, 2009

      Carol Leonard back in boardroom

      Doyenne of boardroom headhunters, Carol Leonard , is set to make her return from a long summer break to start a business...

    8. July 25, 2009

      United Utilities on target but faces pressure on water bills

      United Utilities will hit its earnings targets this year in spite of the economic downturn putting pressure on revenue from...

    9. July 24, 2009

      United Utilities to hit earnings target

      United Utilities will hit its earnings targets this year in spite of the economic downturn putting pressure on revenue from...

    10. July 3, 2009

      Goods on Gooding

      A woman lurking behind the scenes in the selection of chairman at both Standard Chartered and the yet-to-be-filled J...

    11. January 27, 2009

      Shopping for a chairman

      In leading the search for a chairman for J Sainsbury to succeed Sir Philip Hampton, senior independent director John McAdam...

    12. August 23, 2008

      Slowly does it at Rentokil

      The dream-team tag attached to John McAdam and Alan Brown when they were appointed to head Rentokil Initial in the spring...

    13. August 22, 2008

      The City’s dorks gain a powerful friend at the FSA

      As City bosses struggle to steer their firms through financial market turmoil, the last thing they want is a missive from...

    14. July 26, 2008

      Some welcome plain speaking and straight talking

      Four months in the top job at Rentokil and Alan Brown was running out of time to spell out the mess that his predecessor,...

    15. July 25, 2008

      Welcome plain speaking at Rentokil

      Four months in the top job at Rentokil and Alan Brown was running out of time to spell out the mess that his predecessor,...

    16. May 15, 2008

      Rentokil rat run

      Long-suffering Rentokil Initial shareholders sprayed the board at the annual meeting on Park Lane. The ratcatcher's new...

    17. March 22, 2008

      McAdam team faces tough challenges on road ahead

      John McAdam, Alan Brown and Andy Ransom, ICI's former top team, face a challenge at Rentokil, writes Salamander Davoudi....

    18. March 20, 2008

      Rentokil hopes McAdam brings magic

      Rentokil shareholders will be hoping that John McAdam and his team can perform the same magic for them as they did at ICI....

    19. March 20, 2008

      Long makes short work of Rentokil revamp

      Peter Long, Rentokil Initial’s senior independent director, is known as a tough manager and a plain speaker – and he was...

    20. March 20, 2008

      Rentokil regime change

      When Doug Flynn took the head job at Rentokil Initial in April 2005, he said it would be his last job before he retired to...

    21. FT Alphaville

      March 20, 2008

      McAdam demolition gang arrives at Rentokil

      Sir Gerry Robinson must be fuming. Back in the autumn of 2005 he approached Rentokil Initial, then a struggling support...

    22. March 20, 2008

      McGowan and Flynn quit Rentokil

      Rentokil Initial bowed to shareholder pressure on Thursday and brought in a new management team to replace the chairman and...

    23. February 20, 2008

      On the move...

      Former ICI chief John McAdam adds to his portfolio of directorships with a board position at Rolls-Royce. Mr McAdam, who...

    24. December 7, 2007

      In the ruck

      The Lehman Brothers' sponsorship of the Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity rugby match at Twickenham paid off with UK investment...

    25. October 16, 2007

      In praise of Scots on the make

      By Brian Groom Kelvin MacKenzie has made a career of provocation, so we should not take too seriously the uproar caused by...

    26. October 15, 2007

      In praise of Scots on the make

      Kelvin MacKenzie has made a career of provocation, so we should not take too seriously the uproar caused by his remarks on...

    27. August 14, 2007

      No rest for ICI's McAdam

      After putting the seal of approval on the £8.1bn cash offer from Akzo Nobel, ICI boss John McAdam says he is looking...

    28. August 14, 2007

      Hedge fund chief bets on recovery

      Every cloud has a silver lining. Those looking for positives out of the current turmoil on the markets should look no...

    29. August 14, 2007

      No encore likely for ICI

      For John McAdam, ICI's chief executive, yesterday was "a day of mixed feelings" - shareholder satisfaction, offset by...

    30. August 12, 2007

      ICI agrees £8bn takeover with Akzo Nobel

      ICI, the former bellwether of the British economy, is set to fall under foreign ownership after agreeing a deal with Akzo...

    31. August 3, 2007

      ICI uses figures to back undervaluation case

      ICI, the chemicals company that this week rejected a £7.8bn approach from Dutch rival Akzo Nobel, yesterday attempted to...

    32. August 2, 2007

      ICI uses figures to back undervaluation case

      ICI, the chemicals company that this week rejected a £7.8bn approach from Dutch rival Akzo Nobel, on Thursday attempted to...

    33. June 21, 2007

      ICI chief outlines plans for growth by acquisition

      John McAdam, chief executive of ICI, told investors at a conference yesterday the company was pressing ahead with plans to...

    34. June 20, 2007

      ICI responds

      With the interest of Akzo Nobel tabled, there was a packed house to hear John McAdam, ICI chief executive. His subject was...

    35. June 19, 2007

      Investors back ICI rejection of Akzo

      Leading shareholders in ICI have backed the board's decision to reject a £7.2bn takeover proposal from Dutch conglomerate...

    36. June 18, 2007

      Slimmed-down version

      John McAdam became chief executive of ICI in 2003, shortly after the company had issued a profits warning that wiped almost...

    37. June 18, 2007

      Pensions warning to ICI bidder

      ICI pension trustees are insisting on a central role in any takeover talks between the UK chemicals group and Akzo Nobel,...

    38. May 3, 2007

      Asian sales growth boosts ICI

      ICI, the UK chemicals group surrounded by takeover speculation, lifted its pre-tax profit by 12 per cent to £101m in the...

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