Following Sir Martin Sorrell’s defence of the size of his pay package, comment from Sir Michael Darrington… “Trying to use the media to defend the indefensible is a very high-risk strategy, particularly when it relates to one’s remuneration. Sir Martin may not have invented the L’Oreal strap line “because I’m worth it”, but he is definitely trying to exploit it now.”

Judgment Call – Is it good to go public over pay dispute? – Financial Times 12 June 2012