NZ6 wrote:Gasman wrote:NZ6 wrote:I have to be extremely careful what I say here. However a few a-net myths which should be put to bed are:
a) Foran was brought in with some hidden agenda to cull staff numbers. He was brought in as a result of his extensive business experience in the sales and distribution sector, very much like Luxon was. All large businesses have a workforce that naturally mushrooms overtime and although a restructure is a bit of a taboo topic, is also necessary and healthy at times. COVID isn't the silver bullet to some hidden agenda.
Unless you personally are on the board of NZ you wouldn't have a clue what agendas were at play in terms of Foran's appointment. Sure, I have no hard evidence to prove he was bought in as a hatchet man either; except for a lifetime of experience observing corporates who have employed those of a similar mould to Foran. The Walmart background speaks volumes for a start.
Based on that, no one outside of the boardroom would know. Therefore it can't be ruled in or out.
Agree, but in your post #46 you asserted that such an agenda was a "myth which should be put to bed".
Foran has been appointed as CEO of a major airline with having *zero* prior experience in the aviation industry. He does, however, have experience in a large company associated with high volumes, tight margins and an exploitative employee relations record. He's also at the end of his career and doesn't have a lot to lose in terms of his reputation going forward. Do the math how you will, sure; but I don't think any of this hints towards a round of toasts for Greg at the next staff Christmas party.