By John Donovan
Andrew Manley worked at Shell for 30 years, leaving at the end of January 2010.
By then he was Downstream-One Programme Director.
Mr Manley was a hapless individual and his emails were prone to leakage.
I published them, including the one when he announced his departure to no doubt delighted colleagues.
The IT project he led was plagued by delays.
Mr Manley left to become an overpaid “high-flying Ministry of Defence mandarin.”
He grew very close to his 32 year old private secretary Laura Clare who he quickly promoted to be his chief of staff. Both are shown right. She obviously had impressive credentials.
Once again he became embroiled in a bungled IT project but quit his £200,000 job during an inquiry into whether he had an inappropriate relationship with Ms Clare.
As if he would.