Former chairman of Cadbury Schweppes and author of the 1992 report that set the standard for corporate governance

That Sir Adrian Cadbury’s 1992 report on corporate governance is still recognised around the world as the starting point on how companies should be managed is no surprise. It bore his hallmarks – clarity of analysis, attention to detail, moral certainty and an expectation that people will behave well if properly encouraged – which marked out an exceptional business career which turned a family chocolate business into a worldwide empire.

Cadbury, who has died aged 86, kept close to his roots throughoutmmerce, promoting local charities in the family’s Quaker tradition and, as a long-serving chancellor, helping build the new Aston University into a rival of its older neighbour in Birmingham.

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