Stately former Lloyd’s of London chairman John Nelson
Stately former Lloyd’s of London chairman John Nelson, 70, pens a stiff letter to the Financial Times attacking Britain’s political class over Brexit, claiming most of them are ‘consumed with their own ambition and vanity’.
Nelson’s career hasn’t been devoid of ambition, of course. He’s chaired both Lazard and Credit Suisse and sat on more boards than the Monopoly Man.
Lloyd’s colleagues say he yearned for a knighthood, though we can safely say that dream’s now finally given up the ghost.
Alleged crypto currency billionaire Matthew Mellon, scion of the famous oil dynasty, is the subject of a potential biopic.
Johnny Depp has reportedly expressed interest in playing the troubled playboy, who died in April aged 54 following a long battle with drugs.
Who to cast as Mellon’s well-lacquered ex-wife, Jimmy Choo founder Tamara, 51? Perhaps Cockney diamond Kathy Burke, 54, who blends humour and pathos with effortless panache.
Goldman Sachs’ incoming boss David Solomon performed an impromptu DJ set in The Hamptons last weekend.
Dining with friends at fashionable Scarpetta Beach, well-liked Solomon, 56, commandeered the restaurant’s DJ booth and spun a mixture of house music and ‘old school hip-hop’.
The New York Post reports: ‘The crowd loved him and he played for over an hour.’ A popular Goldman chief with a flair for showmanship? These are uncharted waters.
Pot-bellied Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is enjoying yet another summer of discontent with Newcastle United supporters.
Some yesterday complained Sports Direct blocked them on Twitter for tweets supportive of popular manager Rafa Benitez.
Meanwhile, Labour’s Chi Onwurah has launched a Commons petition criticising its truculent owner’s woeful lack of investment.
Charming financier Amanda Staveley, 45, recently tried to take the club off Ashley’s hands but tired of his boorish negotiating manner.
GlaxoSmithKline’s head of research Hal Barron today discusses new development projects.
A highly rated figure in the pharmaceutical world, Desperate Dan-jawed Hal, 56, is regarded as boss Emma Walmsley’s most important hire so far.
Colleagues refer to him as the Drug Barron.