Running Rural Estate Was Step into New World


Few people have the confidence to apply for a job - especially a high-level position - without meeting the main criteria for the role. But John Varley (IMPM'00) did and was offered the job.

He then suffered two or three sleepless nights agonising over whether to accept it.

... To preserve the global mindset he acquired at BT, he also embraces the business school world. He holds a masters degree in management from Canada's McGill University and, with Lord Clinton's heir Charles Fane Trefusis, has attended courses at IMD, the Swiss business school. Clinton Devon is now an IMD case study. Mr Varley was also invited last year to address the Kellogg School of Management in the US.

Read full article (subscription required): The Financial Times, April 25, 2013