UK: Lord Weinstock pops the question ASKING FINANCE DIRECTOR TO BE CHIEF.

UK: Lord Weinstock pops the question ASKING FINANCE DIRECTOR TO BE CHIEF. - Forget the Ides of March: Arnold Weinstock has them licked. During a meeting with a large institutional shareholder recently, the delicate question of the increasingly Caesar-lik

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Forget the Ides of March: Arnold Weinstock has them licked. During a meeting with a large institutional shareholder recently, the delicate question of the increasingly Caesar-like peer's successor as chief of GEC was raised again. The silence, Toady is told, was broken by Weinstock, who announced that there was "only one internal candidate". After a further electric pause, GEC's MD turned to his erstwhile finance director, David Newlands, and said, in honeyed tones," You do want the job, David, don't you?", the corporate equivalent of Et tu, Brute? A red faced Newlands was, it is said, lost for a reply.

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