Kennett: all board members must go when I say

Discussion in 'The Footy Industry' started by Bunk Moreland, Feb 10, 2018.

Put it out there
  1. Bunk Moreland

    Bunk Moreland Brownlow Medallist

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    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/hawtho...s-board-quit-if-i-say-so-20180209-p4yzv3.html

    Wow... this is amazing.

    Do the Hawks not have board elections like other clubs?

    How can one board member (albeit the chairman) simply remove a director when he feels like it?

    I’ve often said Collingwood puts too much power at the feet of their president, but this is next level...

    Is it even allowed under the club constitution? It’s appalling corporate governance.
     

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    So glad we told this bloke to shove off when he came sniffing to be our club president.
     
  3. Bunk Moreland

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    I just find it staggering. Kennett has always been a champion of good corporate governance, what with his instituting of fixed terms to ensure nobody can do an Eddie at Hawthorn.

    And now he demands the right to remove elected directors at the snap of his own fingers? WTF
     
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    As long as he is not premier of the state, closing schools and selling the land to his mates for a buck fifty a hectare don't really care what he says or does regarding HFC.

    He also said that banning pokies would disadvantage rich clubs. Why doesn't he move Hawthorns pokies venue from Deer Park to Hawthorn?
     
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    I think it’s fair to point out that Jeff didn’t give himself himself such power, there was unanimous agreement amongst the entire board that he be given this power. It seems strange to me, but those other board members should be copping some stick for this, not Jeff. I’m surprised that the entire board thought this was a good idea and doubt that we will see any rigorous debate at that board table.
     
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    The appointments Kennett has made all around the club since he has taken over the role again have been excellent.
     
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    Shoddy Politician; Shoddy Club President. Did anyone expect anything else?
     
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    At the end of the day, he's a conservative politician, which often means at least some degree of narcissism, hunger for power and a lust for the spotlight, self-interest and the interests of their own circle, the stinking rich and their cronies well above the interests of the many, and above all at least a somewhat tyrannical and heavy-handed approach to governance.
     
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    Instead of sitting on the fence why don’t you come out and say what you really think?
     
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    He’s by far the most powerful member of the board and has the media around his little finger.

    “Give me this or I’m leaving” = unanimous agreement??

    Lol, give us a break.
     
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    Of course. He’s been president of Hawthorn before and didn’t act like this. In fact he was very much against one person getting too much power.
     
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    Quickly turning into the Mad King.
     
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    A very broad and frankly ignorant post.
     
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    Read the first line of the article you linked to.

    Everyone on the board agreed to give Jeff said power.
     
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    he reason for being on the Hawthorn board is his pull with government goons! sponsorship and funding
     
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    Hawthorn is by far the most successful club of the past 50 years, so you can’t really question their board for making a governance decision like this.

    There must be a good reason why they agreed to it.
     
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    Read the second paragraph.
     
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    Wow, can't see any potential issues there.

    What's the bets governance all of a sudden isn't a big deal for Hawks fans.

    Brace yourselves, the deflections are coming
     
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    Kennett: all board members must go when I say.
    OK.
    But what happens when all board members say Kennett must go?
     
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    Beware the ageing ego of a constantly fed narcissist.
     
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    'Governance' lol the Bunkster never fails to amuse.
     
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    It's part of his 'genre'? :drunk:

    Does that mean the current board and administration is not "fit for purpose"?
     
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    Yes.

    He literally said that all bar 2 of the lemmings at the table who kissed his feet aren't worthy of kissing his feet, and will be flicked whenever the ageing narcissist finds someone he likes more.
     
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    The man is lucky that politicians personal lives weren't reported on.

    Being a dick is hardly a shock.
     
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    What's with all the Bombers in here, I thought you voted for him.
     
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