The whole thing does bear an uncanny resemblance to events in Terry Pratchett's Going Postal.
- Bunch of profiteers taking over a company or institution previously founded to provide a service to the public... check
- Company begins hiking prices, engaging in shady business practices and ceases caring about the day-to-day workings of the company... check
- Company execs get paid bafflingly well, despite increased dissatisfaction with the company and it's services... check
Just rename Haworth to Reacher Gilt and be done with it. The only thing missing is him conning his own board members.