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The Cost of Having a New CEO

Jim Riley

21st May 2015

In this short FT Video, Andrew Hill and Brooke Masters discuss how, according to a recent study, the appointment of a chief executive can undermine shareholder value.

Some useful insights here, particularly for students who want to develop their analysis of the potential impact of new leadership by pointing to the likely disruption to a business that is caused by the appointment of a new CEO.

Hill and Masters briefly explore the example of Tesco's recent CEOs, comparing and contrasting the approach taken to a planned succession (Sir Terry Leahy passing onto Philip Clarke) and the subsequently external appointment of "Drastic Dave" Lewis.

Jim Riley

Jim co-founded tutor2u alongside his twin brother Geoff! Jim is a well-known Business writer and presenter as well as being one of the UK's leading educational technology entrepreneurs.

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