Cameron collects City stalwarts for his business panel

Cameron collects City stalwarts for his business panel

first_img Tags: NULL Share KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp BOSSES at several of the country’s largest companies are to join David Cameron’s panel of business gurus, it emerged yesterday. A source close to Centrica said its chief executive Sam Laidlaw would take a role on the committee, while Sky News named Andy Street, managing director of John Lewis, 3i Group chief Michael Queen and BAE Systems chairman Dick Olver as other advisers to the coalition on business matters. Also named were GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Andrew Witty and Diageo boss Paul Walsh, who both advised Gordon Brown during his time at Downing Street. Walsh told reporters last week that he would consider moving Diageo out of the UK if the government changes corporation tax rules. “It doesn’t matter where we’re based, and governments can forget that,” said Walsh. “So if they start to think they can be cute on tax, they’ll force us to consider other options.”Reports earlier this month named other members including Sir Martin Sorrell, who moved his publishing giant WPP to Ireland in 2008 for tax reasons. The group of up to 20 business heads is expected to have its first meeting in November. A Downing Street spokesperson declined to confirm the appointments, and told City A.M. yesterday: “If there is any announcement to be made, we will do so in due course.”Spokespeople at all the companies declined to comment. Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 29 September 2010 11:31 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Cameron collects City stalwarts for his business panel last_img

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