Throwing petrol on the flames

Former Attorney General Peter Sutherland won his boardroom battle with British Petroleum (BP) chief executive Lord Browne during the week.

29th July, 2006

Former Attorney General Peter Sutherland won his boardroom battle with British Petroleum (BP) chief executive Lord Browne during the week.

Sutherland, who is chairman of the petrol giant, made sure that Lord Browne agreed to retire at 60, as set out in the company’s guidelines. The British newspapers relished the standoff between the two men, and many lamented the fact that the man regarded as Britain’s finest chief executive lost the battle.

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