Primary Sector

'Blind-sided': Tatua chair on sacked director's online outbursts

Rebecca Howard
Tue, 16 Nov 2021

'Blind-sided': Tatua chair on sacked director's online outbursts
Ross Townshend's comments were described as derogatory, misogynistic, totally disrespectful and racist. (Image: Supplied)
Rebecca Howard
Tue, 16 Nov 2021
Tatua chair Stephen Allen said the board was blindsided by inappropriate social media posts from director Ross Townshend despite the fact that his intemperate broadsides at the government date back months.Earlier today, the company said Townshend had been stood down from the board after it was brought to the board's attention that he had posted highly inappropriate messaging on social media in relation to a government minister.The disparaging comments and photograph, which targeted foreign affairs minister Nanaia Mahuta, have since been tak...

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