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British Gas owner appoints Amber Rudd as a director

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British Gas owner Centrica has appointed the former government minister Amber Rudd as a non-executive director. The former home secretary also previously served as secretary of state for energy and climate change from...

Nationwide appoints Debbie Crosbie as first female chief executive

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Nationwide has appointed Debbie Crosbie as the first female chief executive in the building society’s 175-year history. The 51-year-old, who has led the turnaround of the troubled bank TSB as its chief executive since...

Interpol appoints Emirati general accused of torture as president

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An Emirati general accused of torture has been elected president of Interpol, despite the concerns of human rights organisations and members of the European parliament who fear the global police agency will be at risk...

Asda appoints former M&S boss Stuart Rose as new chairman

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Asda has appointed Stuart Rose, the Conservative peer and former boss of Marks & Spencer, as its first dedicated chairman in more than 20 years. Lord Rose, who helped fight off a 2004 bid from former BHS and Topsh...

Met appoints Whitehall troubleshooter Louise Casey to wipe out misogyny

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The former Whitehall troubleshooter Louise Casey has been brought in by the Metropolitan police to root out misogyny and lax standards, as it battles to dig itself out of a crisis caused by its mishandling of the Wayn...

Morning Mail: NSW hospitals face bottlenecks, Taliban appoints government, Australia Reads podcast

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Good morning. Health professionals want a coordinated approach to the looming Covid crisis in New South Wales hospitals to mitigate stress on the already overburdened systems. The Taliban has appointed a new all-male ...

EasyJet appoints former RBS boss Stephen Hester as chair

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Stephen Hester, the former boss of Royal Bank of Scotland, will become the chairman of easyJet at the end of the year. Hester, who most recently served as chief executive of the insurer RSA from 2014 until May, will j...

Priti Patel appoints ex-Taxpayers’ Alliance head as new aide

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Priti Patel has appointed the former head of a hard-right anti-tax pressure group and former editor of a conservative blog to a government role in the Home Office, raising questions over civil service neutrality. Jona...

Peru: new president appoints fellow Marxist as prime minister

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A day after being sworn in as Peru’s president, Pedro Castillo has appointed a far-left lawmaker and member of his Marxist party, Guido Bellido, as prime minister, ending expectations of a moderate government. Beginni...

Keir Starmer appoints adviser from Blair years as his chief of staff

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Keir Starmer has appointed an adviser from the Blair and Brown years as his chief of staff in the final step of a reshuffle of the Labour leader’s top team after the party’s byelection losses. Sam White, who was a spe...

Athens appoints chief heat officer to combat climate crisis

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Athens has appointed a chief heat officer to protect people from soaring temperatures and try to find ways to adapt the city to the heatwaves and extreme weather that are striking the capital more frequently as the re...

‘Historic’ step as Trudeau appoints Canada’s first Indigenous governor general

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Canada will have its first ever Indigenous governor general after prime minister Justin Trudeau appointed Inuk leader Mary Simon as the Queen’s representative in Canada. Describing the move as a “historic” step, Trude...

Donors pull support after University of Newcastle appoints coalmining executive Mark Vaile chancellor

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Major donors to the University of Newcastle have pulled their support after coalmining executive Mark Vaile was appointed the institution’s new chancellor. Vaile, a former federal Nationals leader and the current chai...

Louvre appoints Laurence des Cars as first female president

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The Louvre is to have a female president for the first time in its 228-year history. Emmanuel Macron has appointed the art historian Laurence des Cars as head of the world’s most visited museum, founded in 1793. Des C...

Keir Starmer appoints northern MP to build bridges with backbenchers

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Keir Starmer has appointed well-respected north-east of England MP Sharon Hodgson as his new parliamentary aide, as he seeks to smooth relations with Labour backbenchers after last weekend’s fraught reshuffle. Hodgson...

RSC appoints first woman and person of colour as chair

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A banker and former adviser to Gordon Brown who was jokingly known as his “representative on earth” has been named as chair of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Shriti Vadera is the first woman and the first person of co...

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