Precedent suggests the Bank job should be announced later this month - in which case Scholey would already have been told if he'd got it. On the other hand, the Prime Minister has been a little busy lately and may not have got round to it.
Sir David Walker has been second favourite at 7 to 4, but odds of 7 to 1 on Eddie George, the deputy governor, now look flattering. A good longshot bet might be industrialist Sir Christopher Hogg.
BASS'S director of communications has a name that must defeat many trying to communicate with him. Yesterday a colleague strangling: 'Aodh O'Dochartaigh' was saved by the telephonist telling him to pronounce the first name 'Eee'.
A COUCH-POTATO City type (and non-driver?) who recently left Warburgs thought he'd try for a job at Credit Suisse: there, a friend said, a declared interest in hearty, open-air activities would prove effective padding for his application form.
The interview ran much like this. Credit Suisse: 'So, Mr X, you're one for the outdoor life. Among other things I see you enjoy hang-gliding, water-skiing and, er, aquaplaning. Would you, er, say you were an experienced aquaplaner?' Our man: 'Oh, yes.' CS: 'Ah. And when did you last aquaplane?' OM (airily): 'Well, when I was last in the Caribbean.' CS: 'And where exactly did you do it?' OM: 'In the sea, of course]'
He is still job-hunting.
TOP executives of North West Water have just attended a three-day course designed to improve their responses when grappling with the media. Journalists were bussed in to fire nasty mock questions: 'Why did you erroneously cut off a blind 95-year- old pensioner?'
Shame that North West's chairman, Dennis Grove, had 'prior engagements'. He, after all, might have learned a lot. In September, fed up with being quizzed about his pounds 200,000 basic salary on a Panorama programme titled 'One Rule for the Bosses', Mr Grove opted to storm from the studio in a rage . . .Reuse content