Rob Hosking writes that the government seems oddly vague over the sacking of Ross Wilson as chair of ACC.
They might seem vague but the reason is obvious: if you’re politically appointed you can be politically disappointed.
Either the horrific financial position ACC is in or Wilson’s political views, if not his allegiance, would be grounds for a job loss under a new administration and the combination makes the decision compelling.
It is also another argument for following the USA’s example where political appointees offer their resignations when the government changes.
Incoming ministers could choose to accept the offers or not. That would enable them to keep those who are performing well and let those who aren’t, or whose services are no longer wanted for whatever reason, to leave with their dignity intact rather than facing the indignity of being sacked.