Man overboard

What do specialist engineering company Meggitt (MGGT), BBA Aviation(BBA) – a global company that refuels and maintains aircraft and manages them on the ground – and South African packaging and speciality papers group Sappi(SA:SAP) have in common? Answer: they all have the same chairman, Sir Nigel Rudd. Last year he also chaired a small fourth company, Destiny Pharma (DEST), but gave that up. Even so, he still chairs three, collectively worth about £9bn.

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