UPDATE: Now published on the Caledonian Mercury.
Rupert Soames is having a very good year. In addition to netting a £7m bonus this year on top of his £1.39m salary, and seeing the company’s share price shoot up, he will have the opportunity to carry the Olympic torch through Wandsworth – thanks to his position as chief executive of the “Official Temporary Energy Services Provider to the London 2012 Games“.
Soames is one of four of the company’s 7 executive directors to be found among the list of Olympic torchbearers – although not one mentions the company in their nomination story:
- Bill Caplan, Managing Director Europe and Middle East, gets to carry the torch through Dorking.
- 49-year-old Kash Pandya from Dubai, Aggreko’s Regional Director International, has a spot carrying the torch through Kingston Upon Thames.
- 56-year-old Peter Kennerley – the Company Secretary and Legal Director – is carrying the torch through Girvan.