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Mayne: sleeping chairman finally agrees to go … in 12 months

Mayne: sleeping chairman finally agrees to go … in 12 months

As aging Aurizon Holdings chairman John Prescott finally falls on his sword, Stephen Mayne looks around for more dead wood to cut.

Companies for old men: the codgers who refuse to let go of their boards

Companies for old men: the codgers who refuse to let go of their boards

Is it ageist to suggest companies might be better off electing at least a few younger faces to their boards? You know, so we don't have quite so many executives dying on the job ...

John Prescott: Brown’s “bigot” gaffe is a Murdoch beat-up

John Prescott: Brown’s “bigot” gaffe is a Murdoch beat-up

News that British PM Gordon Brown called a voter a "bigot" has exploded in the UK press. But it's all just part of the Mudoch media's attempt to decide the election, writes former Deputy PM John Prescott.