Martin Sorrell: said he had spent more than three decades building WPP from a £1m company into one capitalised at £21bn

Martin Sorrell, the septuagenarian boss of advertising giant WPP, doesn’t like the word “pay”. Instead, it seems, he prefers the term “reward” to desc(...)

Aviva Insurance chief executive Mark Wilson: Salary  more than doubled his pay packet to £5.7 million

Aviva’s chief executive Mark Wilson’s take-home pay more than doubled to £5.67 million last year, after the purchase of rival Friends Life, the Britis(...)

John Delaney said the compensation was agreed on the basis of Fifa’s “real concerns” over the strength of the FAI’s legal claim. Photograph: Inpho

FAI chief executive John Delaney has given a new account of why the organisation received a payment of €5 million from Fifa in the wake of Ireland’s c(...)

  According to media reports  Brady W. Dougan, CEO of Swiss Bank Credit Suisse (pictured), will be replaced as CEO of Credit Suisse by Tidjane Thiam of insurance company Prudential. (Photograph: WALTER BIERI/EPA)

Prudential’s Tidjane Thiam is to replace Brady Dougan as chief executive officer of Credit Suisse as the bank grapples with regulations that have pr(...)

Takeover of Friends Life Group by Aviva would be the biggest takeover in the UK insurance industry in 15 years and create a company with 16 million customers. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Aviva plc, Britain’s second biggest insurer by market value, fell the most since July in London trading after saying it was in talks to buy Friends Li(...)

Photograph: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
Planet Business

Picture of the week: The next frontier Virgin Galactic chief executive George Whitesides stands in front of the WhiteKnightTwo c(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: recently presented  with a “number of solutions to address the affordability issues facing health insurance customers”.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A number of health insurance companies have welcomed proposals by the Minister for Health for a freeze on premium increases in return for no increase(...)

It may be the best days of your life, but going to college may also be one of the most expensive times, particularly if you are not in a position to t(...)

Latest changes have failed to drive the insurer’s share price. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

UK insurer Aviva said it aimed to double the excess cash it generates during the next stage of a turnaround plan, but its shares fell on concerns the (...)

Aoibhin Lennon, client director at MediaVest

“Data-led” advertising planning should be the big trend in the industry over the next year, according to Aoibhin Lennon, the MediaVest client d(...)