Stevenson takes chair at Halifax
Wednesday 28 April 1999
Sir Dennis, 53, takes over the post at the end of July when Jon Foulds, the former 3i chief executive who steered the Halifax to flotation, retires at the age of 67.
Mr Foulds, who has known Sir Dennis for years, first approached him about the position last year. He said that the Halifax was fortunate to have found someone of Sir Dennis's calibre to take on the role.
"He is pretty well-known as a strategic thinker. But also a doer. I don't need to wish him luck because he is the kind of person who will make his own luck," he said.
Apart from a much-needed holiday, Mr Foulds says that he has no firm plans about what to do with his new-found free time.
Sir Dennis, whose high-flying career has straddled both the public and private sectors and the arts, said he has a high regard for Jim Crosby, the Halifax chief executive whom he knows from the time when both were on the board of J Rothschild Assurance.
Recently, Sir Dennis stepped down as chairman of the Trustees of the Tate Gallery. He has promised to cut down on his "non-core" activities to give him more time to devote to his new role.
Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
Strewth mate. Aussies wave goodbye to Britain as it becomes too pricey to stay
World news in pictures
Far-right French historian, 78-year-old Dominique Venner, commits suicide in Notre Dame in protest against gay marriage
Oklahoma tornado latest: Obama pledges support for 'as long as it takes' to rebuild the suburb of Moore
- 1 'He was lucky he didn't die' - George Michael fell out of speeding car onto M1 motorway, according to eye witness
- 2 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 3 After woman sells virginity for $780,000, here are the results of our prostitution survey
- 4 Far-right French historian, 78-year-old Dominique Venner, commits suicide in Notre Dame in protest against gay marriage
- 5 'It was just like the movie Twister': Man survives Oklahoma tornado by taking refuge in horse stall
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.
iJobs Money & Business
£850 - £1000 per day: Orgtel: Programme Change Manager - Banking - London - £8...
£180 - £230 per day: Orgtel: Operations Analyst - Leading Bank in the City of ...
£500 per day: Orgtel: A top tier banking client urgently requires Finance Busi...
£425 - £550 per day: Orgtel: Senior Finance Project Manager - £550 - Bristol -...