Rob Campbell says neutrality rules will scare off board candidates

Rob Campbell says neutrality rules will scare off board candidates
Rob Campbell says there's a disincentive for "anyone of independent mind" to join a board. (Image: NZME)
Dileepa Fonseka
Former Te Whatu Ora/Health NZ chairperson Rob Campbell says public service provisions on public neutrality are being interpreted incorrectly by the Public Service Commission (PSC).He says they could discourage independent-minded directors from joining public sector boards.“I think that if it is interpreted correctly, the code [of conduct] is okay. But the PSC has imposed a very narrow interpretation in this case,” Campbell told BusinessDesk.“For crown entity boards, the obvious danger is that, on a very narrow interpretation,...

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