Jack Ma, Alibaba

11 September, 2018

Succession planning: Alibaba works its magic

The news this week is once again full of the rags-to-riches story of Jack Ma, the billionaire co-founder and executive chairman of the internet giant Alibaba. This time, though, Ma is making headlines...
Ferrari

26 July, 2018

Board moves at Fiat Chrysler/Ferrari; GAME Digital; and Smiths

Fiat Chrysler/Ferrari One of the automotive sector’s most influential characters, Sergio Marchionne, has died aged 66. His role as CEO at Fiat Chrysler has been taken over by Mike Manle...
City of London

23 April, 2018

FTSE 100 looks beyond UK for CEOs

A review of appointments among Britain's largest listed companies found that 47% of all externally appointed CEOs are candidates from overseas. The number of UK nationals leading FTSE 100 companies...

5 April, 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell investigated by WPP over alleged misconduct

An investigation has been launched against WPP founder and CEO Sir Martin Sorrell following an allegation of “personal misconduct”. A terse statement to the stock exchange states that independe...
Ken Olisa, Institute of Directors

23 November, 2017

Olisa lined up for Interswitch; Whitman to leave Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Donald Brydon, LSE

16 November, 2017

LSE row prompts demand for CEO confidentiality waiver

Pressure on the board of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) over the departure of chief executive Xavier Rolet has ramped up again after a key investor wrote to the group’s chairman demanding that a co...
Donald Brydon, London Stock Exchange

10 November, 2017

Investors head for showdown with LSE board over CEO’s departure

The board of the London Stock Exchange is this morning considering demands for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) from shareholders angry over the resignation of chief executive Xavier Rolet. T...
Xavier Rolet, London Stock Exchange

7 November, 2017

LSE clashes with shareholders over governance of CEO departure

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) was yesterday forced to defend the handling of its CEO's departure, saying that it had followed "a proper governance process". The statement followed a letter from a...
Telit Communications, Oozi Cats, Telit

28 September, 2017

Telit’s governance tidy-up includes financial review and cost-cutting

An external review of finances and an ongoing search for a new chairman form part of Telit Communications’ plan to tidy up its governance affairs following the resignation of its CEO in August. I...