Ron Brierley: The Fall

Ron Brierley: The Fall
Brought low: the once-feared corporate raider at the height of his powers in 1979 (Getty Images).
Yvonne van Dongen
No doubt about it, it will sting if he loses that knighthood. And not a little bit. So will the erasure by his old alma mater Wellington College removing his name from a theatre and sports grounds, the inevitable cold-shouldering from the business elite here and in Australia, and most especially, falling out with cricket chums and organisations he’s known and supported for decades.To think he was once trustee of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust, president of New Zealand Cricket and chair of the Bank of New Zealand.&nbs...

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