Centrica chairman Carr mulls role advising on defence cuts

first_img Centrica chairman Carr mulls role advising on defence cuts Sunday 3 October 2010 11:02 pm whatsapp whatsapp CENTRICA chairman Roger Carr has been approached by the government about taking a role on the board of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), as part of its plan to appoint business leaders to oversee efficiency drives across all Whitehall departments.A number of business grandees have already been sounded out about the roles by Lord Browne, the former BP boss appointed earlier this year to spearhead the initiative, though talks are still at a preliminary stage.Carr, who as the former chairman of Cadbury led the chocolatier’s defence against hostile bidder Kraft earlier this year, is understood to be receptive in principle to the idea of taking up the senior independent director post at the MoD, believing the role to be a highly important one as ever-controversial cuts to the defence budget start to bite.However, he and Browne have yet to meet formally to discuss what such a position would entail, a process which will take place in the coming months.Other business leaders approached about similar board director roles include GlaxoSmithKline chairman Sir Chris Gent, though concerns over potential conflicts of interest are said to have derailed his appointment. KCS-content center_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Show Comments ▼last_img read more