CEO and Chairman appointments, reform hurdling and charitable donations were all on the agenda for the School for CEOs Faculty last week:
- Congratulations to Justin Stead, former CEO at Aurum Holdings (owner of jewellery chains Mappin & Webb, Watches of Switzerland and Goldsmiths) who has been appointed to chair furniture retailer Sofa.com. We wish him every success in his new role.
- Meanwhile, as Morrisons announce an earlier-than-anticipated departure for Dalton Phillips, Andy Higginson narrows his search for the supermarket giant's next CEO. He has also taken an active role in the daily running of the business.
- David Nish, CEO at Standard Life, is expected to post solid full-year profits despite George Osborne's radical pension reforms which come into effect in April this year.
- Finally, Adrian Grace, CEO at Aegon UK, announces the company's donation of £66,666 to local charities. The money was raised through employees of Aegon UK, the final sum of which was doubled by the company.