‘Gagging orders’ draw veil over Sorrell’s sorry exit from WPP

The Times (April 17, 2018) When Sir Martin Sorrell, the best-paid chief executive of any UK public company, quit WPP, the company he had built into an advertising colossus, its shareholders and employees were left almost entirely in the dark due to a gagging agreement. Read the full article at The Times, which quotes Fox &…

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Deutsche Bank faces a €7m bill for removing John Cryan as chief executive less than three years into his five-year term

Published in the Financial Times on 10 April 2018 Germany’s biggest lender dramatically ousted the Briton over the weekend, with its chairman, Paul Achleitner, saying his bank needed a “new execution dynamic” in its leadership. Christian Sewing, a Deutsche lifer who most recently ran its retail bank, was appointed chief executive. Less than a fortnight…

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Gender pay gap reporting: a Wombat?

Published in The Times The Brief on 5 April 2018 The deadline for gender pay gap reporting closed yesterday, but what does the published data tell us? Fox & Partners’ Ronnie Fox questions whether the requirements are a waste of money, brains and time – a Wombat. Almost everyone in England now believes that men and…

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