C&W set to name cable team
Tuesday 11 March 1997
Headhunters from the executive recruitment consultancy Egon Zehnder are thought to have completed their work and passed shortlists of names across to Graham Wallace, C&W Communications' chief executive poached from Granada earlier this year.
The announcements will come as a relief to the main shareholders in the new company, formed out of the merger of Mercury, C&W's UK subsidiary, with cable operators Nynex CableComms and Bell Cablemedia. Bell has already taken over the UK interests of Videotron as a precursor to the main deal.
So far just two other executive posts have been filled apart from Mr Wallace, despite an original internal target of the end of January to get the board in place. Dick Brown, C&W's chief executive, is thought to have set a target of the beginning of April to complete the merger, though investors have yet to receive a formal offer document.
Nicholas Mearing-Smith, Nynex's finance director, is to do the finance job while Martin Hayton is moving from C&W's Hong Kong Telecom as personnel director.
It is not clear how many other executive posts will be revealed this week, though C&W Communications will almost certainly appoint board directors responsible for business customers, retail consumers and a regulatory affairs director.
Sources suggested that Mercury's director in charge of large multi-national customers, Robert Fisher, could get the same job in the new group while Daren Entwistle, another senior Mercury figure, could be in line for head of regulation.
So far no Mercury executives have been awarded senior posts in C&W Communications, a source of concern to other managerial staff in the company. It seems likely that Peter Howell-Davies, Mercury's chief executive, will not be given a role under Mr Wallace, increasing speculation that he may decide to leave C&W altogether.
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site on Friday
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
- 1 Chinese authorities arrest 11 people over exhuming woman’s body to sell as corpse bride
- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 4 Paul Hollywood: Police asked if I wanted them to arrest Mary Berry for vandalism after she 'defaced' my car
- 5 If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it
'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
Tower of London poppies: Tens of thousands of people flock to see installation in its final days
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
Bryan Adams' heartstopping images of wounded British soldiers to go on show at Somerset House
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
iJobs Money & Business
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Comission: SThree: SThree, International Recruitme...
£20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £35K: SThree: We consistently strive to be the...
£20000 - £23250 Per Annum pro rata: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Pro rata ...
£40 - 48k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Marketing Manager to join...