UK: CONTRIBUTORS.

UK: CONTRIBUTORS. - LORD HANSON

LORD HANSON

There is a bit of role reversal in our books section, where Lord Hanson enjoyed the opportunity to write about the work of Sir Geoffrey Owen, the former FT editor. Hanson, in his time at the helm of Hanson plc, was one of the acquisitive corporate swashbucklers of the 1970s and '80s. He retired as chairman at the end of 1997. His famous takeovers included Imperial Tobacco, Allders, Ever Ready, Consolidated Goldfields and a similarly impressive list of US companies.

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