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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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