Last year, two months after the death of former Kathmandu chairman James Strong, Mr Halkett was forced to take extended leave after a severe infection following routine surgery. "I have been with Kathmandu for eight years and feel the time is now right for me to take a break, up to a year off, and then look for a fresh challenge," Mr Halkett said in a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange. "I have no doubts Kathmandu has a very exciting future". The 5. 8-metre long Rolls-Royce Phantom II is ‘a bit of a bargain’ at more than $800,000.
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