New Week. New World?
Firstly,thanks to everyone for the contributions to the debate over the last three years nearly,but more importantly the last three days since THAT sitdown chat with our new manager and our new CEO.
We pride ourselves here on being respectful but critical,and the comments mainly reflected that. Most of us are clearly willing to give the new guys a chance to overturn some serious decline,and will give them the benefit of time.
That is all to the good. Dom has serious work to do to rebuild the fabric of the PLC,it has been hammered over the last decade and more,as Mr Always Right always got his own way. More to the point,he had his bonus KPIs set by cronies from previous employment or acquaintance,made sure that he had a neutered board who owed their remittance and importance to him,and him only.
This must never happen again.
The next AGM should see the vast majority,and certainly the NEDs,ousted. They have had their time,done their damage. Dom needs a clean slate.
(Starting with the chairman,of course. Except I wouldn’t know where to start with him.)
And a start must be made by the appointment of people in oversight positions who are prepared to do their job without fear or favour. I support the new appointment,but he needs to be held-independently-to account.
Which is the role of a Non-Executive Director. Something sadly a forgotten definition at our club.
AP has a huge job on his hands. I personally will be astonished if he can turn around this disaster of a squad that he has inherited and win back the league at the first time of asking. That,of course,doesn’t give him a free pass. But I will give him time.
I will give Dom time too. He has a huge job on his hands,as I said. He has to hold a full review of the operation of every aspect of the club. But I’m in a good mood,so I’ll give him some advice,for what it is worth,and for all the good that it will do.
Start at the top. Clean out the stables. Start looking for alternatives to every long serving director,especially in an NED role. I don’t want you to replace them with your friends,but you can bet that the ones in place certainly won’t be.
Clean it out,mate. Ask people to replace them based simply on their professional ability. No schmoozing,you are better than that. But…
It needs done at the next AGM. Wait any longer,you will damage any prospects of recovery. You will also damage your own.
Above article by BMCUWP