David Cameron’s post-political career has been “tarnished” by his role as adviser to the collapsed bank Greensill, Rupert Neate said in The Guardian. Recent events at Afiniti – the Bermuda-based software company for which he served as “advisory chairman” – do not improve matters.
Cameron resigned last week after a former employee, Tatiana Spottiswoode, accused the company’s multimillionaire founder, Zia Chishti, of sexual assault during a hearing in the United States Congress. Chishti, who denies the allegation, has also resigned, said the Online Mail. This week, the position of Princess Beatrice, who served as “vice president of strategy and partnerships” and is on maternity leave, was still unclear.
Spottiswoode’s claims are very serious: She claims that Chishti, a serial entrepreneur who founded the Washington call center specialist in 2005, “groomed” her, “then pushed her into having sex. and assaulted her, leaving her with cuts and bruises and symptoms of concussion. “
Afiniti, whose clients include Sky and AA, is one of a growing number of “racy companies” that have “provided advisory advice with the big and the good,” Jamie Nimmo said in Sunday Times. This practice is now under close scrutiny. Cameron remains advisory chairman of US biotech Illumina, which won a £ 123million contract with the UK government in 2019. He was cleared last month of ‘unregistered’ lobbying activity on his behalf.