An ABC show panellist is the latest target of scrutiny within Qantas’ ranks as an advisory group warns he should not be re-elected to the airline’s board.
The executive team behind the national carrier has undergone a significant shake up in recent weeks, starting with longtime chief executive Alan Joyce’s early retirement, the frontrunner for his replacement Olivia Wirth taking a new job at Myer and chairman Richard Goyder announcing his departure.
Advertising specialist and Gruen show regular Todd Sampson has been on the Qantas board since 2015 with his current salary estimated at more than $1.5 million, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Now, governance advisory group Ownership Matters have issued a warning to investors not to support his reinstatement to the board at the next shareholder meeting on November 3.
“Sampson has heightened responsibility for this, despite the board’s collective responsibility, given he has been a director for more than eight years and his background in advertising, marketing and brand management,” the group said in an email sighted by the Sydney Morning Herald.
More to come.