ABC chairman Justin Milne’s tangled corporate web

Former managing director Michelle Guthrie, chairman Justin Milne and former PM Malcolm Turnbull in August.

Thomas Clarke, a professor of management at the UTS Business School, who at the time of the controversy over the articles publicly criticised the government’s then plans for a corporate tax cut, said Mr Milne should have recused himself from any decisions over the article.

“It would be very unusual for a chair to take an initiative like this himself or even to become involved in it in any way,” he said.
Former managing director Michelle Guthrie, chairman Justin Milne and former PM Malcolm Turnbull in August.

Former managing director Michelle Guthrie, chairman Justin Milne and former PM Malcolm Turnbull in August.
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“It is not the board’s role to manage the company, that is the CEO’s job, and that is fairly firmly adhered to [by most companies] for good reasons.”

George Rennie, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Melbourne also questioned Mr Milne’s intervention.

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