The next Boots chief must like foreign deals

first_img KCS-content ALLIANCE BOOTS is on the hunt for a new chief executive to make international deals after Andy Hornby suddenly stepped down on Friday, a source close to the pharmaceutical and beauty group said yesterday. Executive chairman Stafano Pessina, viewed as the driving force behind Boots, is understood to be chasing new contracts in China and wants a chief that is happy to spend life on the road.Hornby, who was in charge at HBOS when the bank was bailed out in 2008, resigned last week saying he needed a break after less than two years in the top job. “The job is relentless,” a friend said.The firm has not yet hired headhunters to look for an external candidate. Company policy requires Boots to also look at internal candidates, with the division heads seen as favourites.Head of health and beauty Alex Gourlay and pharmaceutical chief Ornella Barra will look after day-to-day operations while a permanent successor is found. Shore Capital analyst Clive Black said of the search for Hornby’s successor: “Boots is a relatively complex corporate animal… [it] therefore needs a chief executive that can pull all these levers as well as working with some strong characters.” Tags: NULL whatsapp The next Boots chief must like foreign deals Monday 28 March 2011 12:05 am Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale whatsapplast_img

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