Tim Halford, director of corporate affairs at Standard Chartered
Bank, is planning an adventurous holiday to take him away from the glare
of media speculation over Barclays’ rumoured interest in the bank.
Accompanied by his brother-in-law Halford intends to take a light plane
over Australia and then on an island hopping tour around New
This is not the first time Halford has piloted around the Antipodes. In
1994 and 1996 the intrepid duo flew around parts of Australia.
However, this particular adventure sounds a bit more dangerous. One
stretch of the journey, a six hour flight from Lord Howe Island to New
Zealand requires tail winds of at least 25 miles per hour or the plane
will end up in shark-infested waters.
’I’ve been reading up in the SAS survival guide about shark death and
apparently it’s very painless,’ says a hopeful Halford.
He and his flight-partner are also faced with trying to land the plane
wherever they can whether it be on beaches or roads. While this is not
everyone’s idea of relaxation the trip will at least take him away from
the choppy waters of corporate PR.