Thomas Piquemal, the finance director of EDF has performed a significant public service by resigning and focusing attention on the continuing problems around the UK’s Hinkley Point nuclear project in Somerset.
I cannot remember the last occasion when the CFO of a major company resigned over an issue of policy. The event is certainly rare and can only increase the pressure on the French company’s chairman, Jean-Bernard Lévy.
There are multiple questions behind the resignation. Read more