Despite a lot of disinformation / misinformation being peddled by certain Board Members at auDA, this move of members to seek the removal of Stuart Benjamin as Independent Director (and Chair) is not down to a “personal spat” between Stuart and myself.
Nothing could be further from the truth. These Board Members are obviously trying to spin this line in order to shore up some sympathy votes for the Chair. Shame on them for doing so.
The only reason we are in the position that we are today is because certain people at auDA decided to break promises and assurances made to members. I (for one) would never have “taken up arms” had this not happened. It was the spark that set off a bushfire.
This is what I wrote on May 2nd – long before a S249D application was conceived.
“Why? Quite simply, the Board and/or CEO have not honoured some of their most important commitments and assurances to Members with regards communication and transparency. Let’s call it as it is – broken promises.”
Could This Fire Be “Extinguished”?
A legal friend of mine yesterday suggested that a specific “sit down” was definitely required between members and auDA. I said I had tried – but unfortunately I was rebuffed.
This is what I wrote on May 29th – also before any S249D was lodged.
“So my question to auDA is do we all prefer “Resolution” to “Revolution”? I know I much prefer resolution – and I speak for many auDA members (and friends).”
Check out my open letter to Cameron Boardman and the auDA Board.
So in my opinion, it’s time auDA brought in a specialist team of firefighters. Better late than never.
Ned O’Meara – 20th July 2017