Matt Cooper: The Swiss ski bootcamp and the sale of Siteserv

Robert Dix, who was central to the sales process of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien, took part in a bootcamp in Switzerland with O’Brien. While the Commission of Inquiry into the deal concluded no discussion about the deal had taken place, it found Dix’s evidence to be ‘false, misleading and untruthful’

In Lain Hotel: Niall McFadden and Robert Dix flew to Zurich together on a commercial airline and travelled to the hotel near St Moritz, as preparation for what they called ‘a bootcamp’.

Robert Dix is a man who kept his mouth shut at times when he should have opened it. But when he did speak to the Commission of Inquiry into the Siteserv deal he did not impress it. It found his evidence to be “false, misleading and untruthful” and that’s only part of the story.

A former partner in accountancy firm KPMG, Dix is now the managing director of his own firm, Sopal Limited, which advises ...