Last year was a tough one to be a leader in the City. As regulators got tough on businesses in the finance, energy and infrastructure sectors, there was a moral panic about who pays how much tax, with various companies having their dirty washing put unceremoniously on display.
So you can forgive chairmen and chief executives for being unwilling to put themselves at the mercy of their critics on social media. But there are a brave few who have decided to take on the masses and, in the interests of transparency (or just because they have a lot to say), venture on to Twitter. Tweeting bosses: we salute you. Here are the 20 you need to follow in 2015.
|1.||Luke Johnson||@LukeJohnsonRCP||Chairman, Risk Capital Partners||Luke Johnson chairman of http://www.riskcapitalpartners.co.uk ; http://www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk ; http://www.gailsbread.co.uk . Luke writes weekly at http://www.ft.com |
|2.||Helena Morrissey||@MorrisseyHelena||Chief executive, Newton||CEO Newton, Chair IMA. Wife of @handofflowers & mother of nine wonderful children. Working for diversity at all levels with @30percentclub & @OpportunityNow1|
|3.||Seb James||@DCSebJ||Chief executive, Dixons Carphone||CEO, Dixons Carphone plc, always keen to hear from customers & colleagues. I can't always reply to every tweet but my teams at @knowhowtohelp and @cpwcares will|
|4.||Bill Browder||@Billbrowder||Chief executive, Hermitage Capital|
CEO Hermitage Capital and Head of Global Magnitsky Justice campaign.
|5.||Paul Pester||@PaulPester||Chief executive, TSB|
CEO TSB Bank plc | Keep up to date on TSB at @TSB_news | For customer queries please use @TSB
|6.||Simon Segars||@SimonSegars||Chief executive, ARM|
CEO of ARM, on the boards of EDAC and the GSA. Interested in all things technology related. British and based in Silicon Valley.
|7.||John Fallon||@johnfallon||Chief executive, Pearson||I’m the chief executive of @PearsonPLC, the world's leading learning company.|
|8.||Rupert Soames||@rsoames||Chief executive, Serco|
Interested in: people, public policy, the eccentric and absurd, the countryside. Proud to be CEO of Serco.
|9.||Steve Holliday||@NGSteveH||Chief executive, National Grid|
Chief Executive of National Grid plc. This account is run by the exec office and tweets from Steve are signed SH. Tweet him about #STEM #skillsgap
|10.||Xavier Rolet||@xrolet||Chief executive, London Stock Exchange Group|
CEO, London Stock Exchange Group
|11.||Rakesh Kapoor||@RakeshKapoor_||Chief executive, Reckitt Benckiser||No bio|
|12.||Ruby McGregor-Smith||@RubyMS||Chief executive, Mitie Group||Chief Executive Mitie Group plc ,Senior Independent Director of PageGroup PLC, trustee of BITC,non -exec of DCMS.Passionate about growing Mitie.|
|13.||Ronan Dunne||@ronandunneo2||Chief executive, Telefónica UK|
CEO O2 Telefónica UK. Trustee StepUpToServe. Insider's view of leading a digital services business (+rugby/football!). For latest O2 news & help, say Hi to @O2
|14.||Peter Rigby||@PeterRigbyINF||Chief executive, Informa||Chief Executive of Informa Plc|
|15.||Harriet Green||@harrietgreen1||Former chief executive, Thomas Cook*|
Woman, Wife, Mother, Non Exec Director and now cyclist! Instagram. Harrietgreen1
|16.||Hermann Hauser||@hermannhauser||Founder and chief executive, Amadeus Capital Partners|
Partner Amadeus Capital Partners, serial entrepreneur.
|17.||Stephen Kelly||@SKellyCEO||Chief executive, Sage Group|
Chief Executive of @sagegroupplc. Passionate about supporting SMEs & promoting their role in driving economic growth, job creation and wider prosperity
|18.||Samir Brikho||@samirbrikho||Chief executive, Amec Foster Wheeler|
Chief Executive of Amec Foster Wheeler. Leading by example – safety, people development and a sustainable future matter [to me].
|19.||Martin Gilbert||@MartinGilbert83||Co-founder and chief executive, Aberdeen Asset Management|
Co-founder & CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, a FTSE100 company. Born in Malaysia, educated in Aberdeen, married with 3 kids. Enjoy golf, sailing & skiing.
|20.||Jasmine Whitbread||@JasmineatSC||Chief executive, Save the Children International||CEO Save the Children International.|
*We've chosen to include Harriet Green, despite the fact she's stepped down as chief executive of Thomas Cook. This is partly because we're pretty sure that, having turned around Thomas Cook, she'll be back in a senior role in 2015 - and partly because her Instagram account is better than most of our friends'.