So, Richard Lambert is to stand down early as the director-general of the CBI. Lambert has been a thoughtful and intelligent D-G - just what was required as a stark contrast to that rabble-rousing tub-thumper Digby Jones (who had his own merits for the era in which he served). What has been impressive about Lambert is that he is nobody’s man. He says what he believes and has refused to toe the line, even with Peter Mandelson hissing at him. Leading the CBI is a very important job, even at the best of times. But as we’re not really experiencing the best of times at the moment, getting the right successor is vitally important... [CONTINUED]
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