Alston 4 Telstra, was RE: [LINK] RFI: Packet
tal at pacific.net.au
Fri Apr 16 16:33:11 EST 2004
On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 15:04, Adam Todd wrote:
> At 13:03 16/04/2004 +1000, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> >It's quite some time since Rink had a Framewar...
> >(Sorry. Slow day. When Fed.gov.au suggests Alston for Telstra chairman and
> >nobody laughs...)
> Errrr. Are you serious? You know it's well past April Fools day.
> Or maybe everyone is ignoring it hoping the thought of the suggestion might
> vanish as quickly?
bizarre as it seems, apparently:
> Richard Alston could chair Telstra: PM
> April 16, 2004 - 10:24AM
> Former communications minister Richard Alston could be considered as a
> candidate for the job of Telstra's new chairman, Prime Minister John
> Howard said today.
> Telstra has appointed an executive search team to hunt for a new
> chairman after Bob Mansfield shocked investors on Wednesday by
> quitting the post amid turmoil within the company's board.
> Asked today in a radio interview if he believed Mr Alston, a former
> senator, might be good in the job, Mr Howard said he could be
> "Well, it's possible for anybody of ability and he's certainly got a
> lot of ability and experience," Mr Howard told Sydney radio station
> "But the question of who will be the next chairman is something that
> obviously has to be discussed by the board and I'm sure the government
> will be consulted."
> Mr Howard yesterday said the government would have some role in
> choosing Telstra's new chairman.
> Mr Alston retired from parliament last December after 17-and-a-half
> years in parliament.
> His successor as communications minister, Daryl Williams, has also
> announced plans to retire from politics at the next federal election.
> This story was found at:
... although it could be worse - imagine Alston running the ABC!
let him play pat-a-cake with Ziggy Freakoutski, at last he gets to keep
his giant TV screen, and he can't really f*** up Telstra worse than the
previous chairperson - the share price went UP when he resigned!
as our Kiwi friends would say "let's put all the duckhids en one beskit,
then sit fare to ut!"
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