BUT IS HE? News arrives of Puttnam's starring role at a conference in Wrexham, far from the fancy lights of Hollywood or Sanctuary Buildings.
Organised by the oddly-named Celebration of Innovation 2000, the bash featured the noble lord delivering a lecture on "Creating the 'unlimited' company." (His name, incidentally, was misspelt as Putnam throughout the ress release).
Among its aims was to "encourage a more entrepreneurial culture" and to "demonstrate to young people the excitement of a career in the industrial sector".
Very New Labour and all that, but a question occurs: isn't the chairman of the General Teaching Council meant to be demonstrating to young people the excitement of teaching?