It must be the final insult to a dismissed CEO when the share price surges 6% on the day he leaves. Alexander Forbes’s achieved on departure what he singularly failed to do in office: raise the share price. He might have survived if he had not also built a reputation for extravagance. We hear that he even had the cheek to request a second house for entertaining. Word is that his successor will come from Sanlam: Dawie de Villiers and Jurie Strydom would both be strong candidates.