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  1. January 7, 2014

    Centrica finance director Nick Luff leaves for Reed Elsevier

    Centrica’s highly regarded finance director has been poached by fellow FTSE 100 group Reed Elsevier, adding to a string of...

  2. October 4, 2013

    Centrica appoints Rick Haythornthwaite as chairman

    Centrica has appointed Rick Haythornthwaite, one of the UK’s leading business figures, as its new chairman. The former BP...

  1. July 10, 2012

    Rail chairman wades into pay storm

    The constant sniping at Network Rail about its executive bonus scheme has to stop or the organisation will lose talent to...

  2. July 8, 2012

    Network Rail board sees breakdown of trust

    There has been a breakdown in trust between the board of Network Rail and its members, the quasi-shareholders who are meant...

  3. May 31, 2011

    False allegations frustrate former rail chief

    Network Rail’s former chief executive has expressed his frustration at how one of the company’s main trade unions pursued...

  4. May 24, 2011

    Claims against Coucher ‘unfounded’, finds report

    The former chief executive of Network Rail said on Tuesday that allegations of impropriety made against him were “malicious...

  5. March 29, 2011

    Network Rail aims to take traction out of bonus issue

    Network Rail will seek to allay long-standing concerns about its executive bonuses by putting a new system to the vote of...

  6. March 24, 2011

    Henriksson is shown sudden exit by Invensys

    In an interview with the Financial Times a few weeks ago, Ulf Henriksson ruminated on how he would react if someone lobbed a...

  7. February 6, 2011

    Network Rail urged to widen scope of inquiry

    Network Rail and a rail trade union are at loggerheads over the exact remit of an independent inquiry paid for by the...

  8. December 20, 2010

    Network Rail to pay for fraud inquiry

    Network Rail will pay for an independent inquiry into allegations of misuse of public funds that have dogged the publicly...

  9. October 13, 2010

    Cash inquiry moves closer for Network Rail

    An independent investigation into allegations of harassment and misuse of public funds at Network Rail could be announced...

  10. October 13, 2010

    Rick’s train set

    Rick Haythornthwaite has kept the headhunters busy since taking over as chairman at Network Rail last year, making Royal...

  11. September 28, 2010

    Olympic chief heads to Network Rail

    David Higgins will be under immediate pressure to find new ways to reduce costs at the rail infrastructure company The man...

  12. August 19, 2010

    Minister steps into Network Rail dispute

    Philip Hammond, transport secretary, has intervened in the bitter row between Network Rail and the TSSA rail union, saying...

  13. August 13, 2010

    Senior figures set to go at Network Rail

    A shake-up at Network Rail, the company that runs the UK’s rail infrastructure, is imminent, with a number of senior...

  14. August 13, 2010

    All change for ‘next phase’ on railways

    By Robert WrightWhen Iain Coucher announced in June that he was stepping down as chief executive of Network Rail, the...

  15. August 6, 2010

    Network Rail faces information probe

    Network Rail is set to be opened up to freedom of information requests for the first time amid a flurry of potentially...

  16. Westminster Blog

    August 6, 2010

    Questions over Network Rail chief executive

    The TSSA rail union has been pushing for months if not years to find out more about what is has described as a the “James...

  17. July 2, 2010

    Handling the ball

    Don't mention the football. That advice went largely unheeded at the Brazil forum. UKTI boss Sir Andrew Cahn was tactful...

  18. June 17, 2010

    Coucher to step down as Network Rail chief

    The man who jointly set up the company that runs Britain’s rail network was to step down after nearly eight years at the top...

  19. February 6, 2009

    Rick farewell

    Missing out on a role as chairman in the proposed Land Securities three-way split that never happened, Rick Haythornthwaite...

  20. December 9, 2008

    Remove temptation from these over-extended consumers

    From Mr Nicholas Rose. Sir, I agree with Rick Haythornthwaite, chairman of MasterCard, that what needs to change in the...

  21. December 5, 2008

    View from the Top - Rick Haythornthwaite, chairman of MasterCard

    Rick Haythornthwaite is one of the UK's leading business figures. His career began in the oil industry with BP and Premier...

  22. November 22, 2008

    Thanks to those who keep giving

    Much thanks was given this year by the surviving who's who of business and politics at the annual Thanksgiving lunches...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. June 20, 2008

    Stricter rules on tree safety 'not necessary'

    Huge numbers of trees could be chopped down unnecessarily damaging both Britain's environment and recreational space, the...

  26. 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...

  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 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...

  29. 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...

  30. February 12, 2008

    On the move . . .

    London's Southbank Centre has replaced its retiring chairman Lord Hollick of KKR, with another private equity partner. Rick...

  31. February 7, 2007

    Restrictive regulation makes no sense when business is keen to go green

    From Ms Sally Low. Sir, I applaud Rick Haythornthwaite's article on the need to tackle climate change within a sensible...

  32. February 6, 2007

    Ill-considered regulation harms business

    From Mr Stephen Elliott. Sir, Full marks for Rick Haythornthwaite's plea that the clamour for action on climate change...

  33. February 5, 2007

    Climate will test red-tape regime

    How the country tackles global warming will be an acid test of the government's commitment to good regulation, the better...

  34. February 4, 2007

    Beware of reckless regulation on climate change

    Quite suddenly, almost everyone seems to agree that climate change is a serious problem. After decades of debate and denial,...

  35. December 14, 2006

    At last, progress on reducing burdens on business

    From Mr Rick Haythornthwaite. Sir, In general, I remain a sceptic of government initiatives, but I am impressed at the first...

  36. December 12, 2006

    Whitehall's red tape record under fire

    The government's regulation watchdog has sharply criticised several Whitehall departments for vague and recycled proposals...

  37. October 21, 2006

    Warning over rising tide of new rules

    Warning over rising tide of new rules The head of the government's Better Regulation Commission has warned that efforts to...

  38. October 20, 2006

    Warning over rising tide of new rules

    The head of the government’s Better Regulation Commission has warned that efforts to cut red tape are being undermined by...

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