People and Business: The spirit of the beautiful game
Tuesday 02 February 1999
Lord Douro, chairman of AXA's UK arm, Sun Life & Provincial, is the great- great-great grandson of the original victor of Waterloo, and heir to the title. The French obviously don't have any problem with this.
Just to show what a bunch of Anglophiles they are, AXA/Sun Life sponsor the FA Cup. Normally the companies that sponsor sports events do so because their chief executives are mad about the sport concerned.
Not in this case. I am reliably assured that Mark Wood, chief executive of Sun Life, knows nothing about footy and cares even less.
It was purely a commercial decision, to raise the company's profile, according to a source close to the Duke's statue.
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