Ian Tyler made minder for G4S

FORMER Balfour Beatty boss Ian Tyler has been appointed as a £500-a-day “minder” for troubled outsourcer G4S.

Tyler, soon to become chair at Cairn Energy, is among a group of Crown Representatives being announced today as part of a Whitehall bid to improve public procurement.

G4S is at the centre of an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office over whether it overbilled the taxpayer by £24m for electronic tagging and prison escort services.