Abstracts: December 7th, 1998

Smith DManagement Today, (UK), Aug 1998. Start page: 26. No of pages: 4

Looks at crossing the public-private divide in the UK, citing a number of individuals who have transferred in one direction or the other. Interviews Sir John Whitehead, who moved from being ambassador to Japan to become senior adviser to Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and is on the board of Cadbury-Schweppes and British Plasterboard; Neville Bain, who has moved from Coats Viyella to become chairman of the Post Office; and John O’Brien, who used to work for Granada and is now rail franchising director. Talks also to Stephen Bampfylde of head-hunting firm Saxon Bampfylde about the differences in working in the public sector. Notes that one of the main differences is being in the glare of the spotlight. Reports that, under the Labour Government, a number of task forces have been set up, which include many members from the business community. Speculates that, with this policy of breaking down public-private sector divisions, the UK should benefit from better business and better government.

Subject(s): PRIVATE SECTOR, PUBLIC SECTOR, UNITED KINGDOM Database: TMA: Top Management Abstracts TMA: Top Management Abstracts. Style: Journalistic. Reference: 27AU080

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