BRIAN GAYNOR: Politicians are poor choices as company directors

BRIAN GAYNOR: Politicians are poor choices as company directors
Brian Gaynor
Former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley isn’t the only politician to have had a dreadful experience as a company director.The New Zealand corporate sector has been littered with retired politicians who believed they would be great stewards of our businesses only to discover that they didn’t have the expertise for this role.It is strange that politicians can jump straight from the Beehive to company boards yet businessmen wanting to move in the opposite direction are required to go through a rigorous vetting process. Former Air New Zealand boss...

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