Embattled H.P. Chairwoman to Step Down

Patricia Dunn is stepping down as chairwoman of Hewlett Packard in the wake of the spying scandal, but will remain on the board. CEO Mark Hurd is taking over as chairman, and George A. Keyworth II, the company’s longest-serving director, has resigned from the board. Keyworth is the board member whose leaks to the press prompted Dunn’s cloak-and-dagger investigation.

Tuesday, 12 September 2006