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  1. September 17, 2014

    Need to keep talent not enough to justify big pay, says watchdog

    Companies will no longer be able to use retaining talent as a justification for paying big remuneration packages, the UK...

  2. July 4, 2014

    Lords to grill accountancy watchdog on ‘going concern’ rules

    The UK accountancy regulator is to be grilled by the House of Lords later this month on its controversial proposals on going...

  1. July 3, 2014

    Investor group warns on changes to governance code

    Proposed changes to the corporate governance code would weaken the assurances a company’s directors must currently give...

  2. January 30, 2013

    Banks urged to reveal solvency fears

    Struggling banks should not use vague promises of state aid to keep investors in the dark about their fragility, according...

  3. June 13, 2012

    LSE hire could Pac a punch against Nasdaq

    You do not need to be much of a conspiracy theorist to concoct a hypothesis from London Stock Exchange’s appointment of...

  4. May 8, 2012

    Moss quits after pay revolt at Aviva

    Investors angry about a mismatch between executive pay and corporate performance claimed their third scalp on Tuesday as...

  5. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2012

    Moss to step down as Aviva CEO

    Whoah. 8 May 2012 Aviva announces Andrew Moss to step down as CEO John McFarlane to assume executive duties with immediate...

  6. June 23, 2011

    Ringing smaller numbers at BT

    Handling the welfare of more than 100,000 employees at BT Group could prove quite a challenge for Clare Chapman, who has...

  7. June 16, 2011

    Screwfix leads web order race

    Kingfisher chief Ian Cheshire is competing with the fashion set when it comes to speedy internet deliveries. Last month,...

  8. June 15, 2011

    Aviva confirms McFarlane as new chairman

    John McFarlane, a director at the Royal Bank of Scotland, has been confirmed as the next chairman of Aviva, the insurance...

  9. FT Alphaville

    June 6, 2011

    Aviva set to appoint McFarlane

    John McFarlane, a director at Royal Bank of Scotland and former head of ANZ, one of Australia’s top banks, is set to become...

  10. June 6, 2011

    Aviva lines up successor to Sharman

    John McFarlane, a director at Royal Bank of Scotland and former head of a large Australian bank, is poised to become the...

  11. May 25, 2011

    In between flower show hedges

    Many of the corporate directors gathered to listen to a breakfast talk given by Lord Sharman on Tuesday seemed a bit...

  12. May 11, 2011

    Tesco picks Barclays’ Broadbent as chairman

    Sir Richard Broadbent is to become the next chairman of Tesco, marking a year of sweeping change on the board of the world’s...

  13. April 24, 2011

    Digby Jones comes out for AV reform

    Digby Jones, former head of the CBI employers’ group, has thrown his weight behind the campaign to change Britain’s voting...

  14. March 26, 2011

    Broadbent emerges as top Aviva candidate

    Sir Richard Broadbent has emerged as the leading candidate ultimately to replace Lord Sharman as chairman of Aviva, the...

  15. March 24, 2011

    Citigroup drills for Lovegrove

    Citigroup, which has been bulking up its team of energy bankers, has hired veteran oil and gas industry dealmaker Martin...

  16. March 20, 2011

    Daniels dropped from Aviva shortlist

    Eric Daniels, the former chief executive of Lloyds, has been dropped from the shortlist of candidates for the upcoming...

  17. FT Alphaville

    March 18, 2011

    Ex-Lloyds chief in running for Aviva chair

    Eric Daniels, the former Lloyds banking chief, is among a handful of candidates to become the next chairman of Aviva, the...

  18. March 17, 2011

    Ex-Lloyds chief in running for Aviva chair

    Eric Daniels, the former Lloyds banking chief, is among a handful of candidates to become the next chairman of Aviva, the...

  19. February 26, 2011

    Headhunters’ hunt for heads is on

    With the unprecedented searches for FTSE chairmen under way, this is the year when investors are likely to see several new...

  20. February 18, 2011

    Winters lands in bay of plenty

    Former JPMorgan Chase executive Bill Winters, who has set up his new fund management venture Renshaw Bay, has not had to...

  21. February 17, 2011

    Reed Elsevier reaps reward for restructuring

    Reed Elsevier, the Anglo-Dutch publishing group, said it expected sales and profit margins to rise this year after...

  22. September 17, 2010

    Aviva exit jostle

    As Lord Sharman slowly prepares his exit from the stage at Aviva sometime after 2012, it is not certain who will help the...

  23. May 28, 2010

    FRC code splits the bosses

    Objections to the annual re-election of all directors, from the likes of GSK chairman Sir Christopher Gent and David Tyler...

  24. April 29, 2010

    Gathering Moss

    Andrew Moss stood out among the seven directors at Aviva up for election by drawing a small protest vote of just less than 5...

  25. October 23, 2009

    Aviva triangle

    Aviva chairman Lord Sharman is standing by chief executive Andrew Moss , who struck up a relationship with an employee who...

  26. August 6, 2009

    Aviva hunting

    It's hunting season for finance directors, as Aviva numbers man Philip Scott delivers what may be his last set of results...

  27. June 4, 2009

    C&W makes a few board calls

    Cable and Wireless chairman and garden lover Richard Lapthorne has propagated the board with the interesting additions of...

  28. April 30, 2009

    One Aviva, all ears

    Aviva chairman Lord Sharman nailed his Liberal Democrat colours to the mast at the dour annual meeting for the insurer, as...

  29. March 7, 2009

    Bashed bankers huddle together

    Under-pressure bank chairmen Sir Victor Blank of Lloyds Banking Group and Marcus Agius of Barclays seemed to have a lot to...

  30. February 15, 2009

    Hefty pay rises for non-executive directors

    Falling share prices and a wave of profit warnings and dividend cuts failed to prevent non-executive directors of FTSE 100...

  31. July 1, 2008

    Combien?

    If Aegis' new chairman doesn't already speak French, he will no doubt learn the relevant words to deal with his biggest...

  32. May 17, 2008

    No accounting for football

    If they weren't so busy raising their drinks, half the business of FTSE 100 companies could have been conducted by the...

  33. May 2, 2008

    One Aviva, many complaints

    Andrew Moss did his best to respond smoothly to the disconsolate bunch of Aviva shareholders that gathered in the cavernous...

  34. April 24, 2008

    Clicking clogs

    Unlike the tame gathering at the UK meeting of Reed Elsevier, the board flew off into what chairman Jan Hommen expected to...

  35. April 24, 2008

    Aegis rallies against Bolloré

    Aegis is rallying its shareholders ahead of a fifth attempt by Vincent Bolloré to elect two representatives to the marketing...

  36. January 4, 2008

    Sustainability: Now it’s easier to be green

    For years, accountants have dabbled at the edges of sustainability. Their response to climate change and the growing effect...

  37. December 6, 2007

    Moving on . . .

    Boosting the retail expertise of his board is Lord Sharman , chairman of insurance group Aviva. He has hired Scott Wheway ,...

  38. October 23, 2007

    Sticky idea for Northern Rock

    How much should one read into calls to nationalise Northern Rock from Sir Michael Darrington, group managing director of...

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