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Shell speaks out over Don Marketing

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Forecourt Trader: Shell speaks out over Don

Page 5 of April 1995 Edition

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Shell has broken its vow of silence and issued a strongly-worded statement to defend itself against what it sees as “the growing number of untrue and often offensive allegations being made by Don Marketing”.

Shell is defending legal actions which allege that it wrongfully used two forecourt promotions devised by Don Marketing. Previously, the oil company has remained silent, preferring to “resolve the dispute in the courts which Shell believes is the proper forum for a commercial dispute”. read more

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Speculation about Sir David Varney, former Managing Director of Shell UK Limited

Sir David then left with part of his contract still to run. (Was he hoping to go to the Lords? Was he expecting another job offer? Speculation continues.)

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Mendacious former Shell UK Managing Director Sir David Varney and the HMRC lost computer discs debacle

The chairman of HMRC at that time was Sir David Varney, a senior industrialist who had worked at Shell, British Gas and BT.

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The Guardian: He’s no Hector

The Guardian: He’s no Hector

David Varney, executive chairman of Revenue and Customs: “Varney admits to being “very concerned” about seeing Shell immersed in a reserves scandal.”

Terry Macalister

Saturday August 28, 2004

David Varney is not anybody’s idea of a typical taxman, but from next week he will become the top public face of both the Inland Revenue and of the Customs people who search your car at Dover.

The state-educated south Londoner could not be further removed from bowler-hatted cartoon character Hector the Tax Inspector, who used to exhort us to get our end of year forms in. Relaxed and chirpy, the bearded 58-year-old is willing to comment on pretty much anything – including troubled Shell, where he worked for 28 years and is still viewed by some as a potential chairman. read more

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Brown shows bosses the way

London Evening Standard: Brown shows bosses the way

Alex Brummer, Daily Mail

14 May 2004

E used to think of the public sector as sluggish and cautious and private corporations as fleet of foot. But as far as senior jobs are concerned there is a role reversal.

Gordon Brown has snatched David Varney, one of the country’s more impressive industrialists, from under the noses of Marks & Spencer, Shell and several other companies that might well have seen him as a future chairman.

The speed with which Varney has been through the rigorous approval process for public appointments is impressive. Brown only unveiled his plans to merge Customs & Excise and the Inland Revenue in his March Budget and a couple of months later the new man is parachuted into the job, without any of those mysterious leaks that accompany company board appointments.
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Varney takes big pay cut for challenge of top Revenue job

The Independent: Varney takes big pay cut for challenge of top Revenue job

By Philip Thornton, Economics Correspondent

14 May 2004

David Varney, the chairman of mmO2, is taking a substantial pay cut to head the merged Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise departments.

Mr Varney, who was seen as a candidate for the top job at Marks & Spencer, will implement the Government’s plan to merge the two bodies and to cut 14,000 jobs across the tax-collection services.

He will be paid between £130,000 and £150,000 ­ at the bottom end of the pay scale for a Whitehall permanent secretary ­ when he takes over as executive chairman on 1 September.
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City doyen takes Revenue hot seat

Daily Telegraph: City doyen takes Revenue hot seat

City doyen takes Revenue hot seat
By Tessa Thorniley 
(Filed: 14/05/2004)

David Varney sits on many government task forces

The Government yesterday appointed City heavyweight David Varney as the first executive chairman of the newly merged Customs & Excise and Inland Revenue.

 

Gordon Brown described the outgoing chairman of mobile telephone operator mmO2 as an “outstanding business leader with a first-rate, proven record across the private sector”. read more

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Chemistry graduate charged with devising right formula

Financial Times: Chemistry graduate charged with devising right formula

By Matthew Jones and Robert Budden

May 14, 2004

David Varney has come a long way since, armed with a Surrey University chemistry degree, he enlisted in the ranks of Royal Dutch/Shell as a personnel assistant more than 35 years ago.

After working his way to the top of several big-hitting companies, gaining a reputation as one of the City’s most respected corporate figures, he is now set to become one of Britain’s highest-profile public servants, responsible for the biggest shake-up in Whitehall for more than 200 years.
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MMO2 chief to head merged Revenue

Financial Times: MMO2 chief to head merged Revenue

By Christopher Adams Political Correspondent

May 14, 2004 

David Varney, chairman of MMO2, the mobile phone operator, became Whitehall’s biggest private sector catch yesterday when he was named as Gordon Brown’s choice to run the merged Revenue and Customs department.

*Mr Varney, 58, previously chief executive of BG and a former director of Shell, will take an 80 per cent pay cut when he leaves his lucrative FTSE 100 job. He begins his new role in September.
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