Dunn Resigns as Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman
Friday, September 22, 2006; 4:38 PM
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn resigned Friday, effective immediately, in the wake of the company's ill-fated investigation of media leaks.
In his first public comments on the boardroom spying scandal, HP Chief Executive Mark Hurd called the tactics used by the company's outside investigators "very disturbing," and apologized to journalists and others who were targeted by the probe.
HP had earlier said Dunn, who authorized the leak investigation, would step down from the chair in January and be replaced by Hurd, but remain a member of the board.
Hurd has succeeded Dunn as chairman.