Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Leaders and role models

Tainui is considering Clint Rickards for the role of CEO for Tainui Group Holdings, he and Parekawhia McLean are the final contenders for the job that had over 20 applicants.

Hat tip Stuff.

What message does this send to young Maori about their sexuality and their dignity? Rickards was acquitted of raping Louise Nichols but it was clear that he treated her appallingly and Ms Nichols still feels he raped her. Given the number of sexual assaults shouldn't leaders and role models be people who have a history of integrity and treating women with dignity and respect?

What message does this send if Clint Rickards becomes the CEO for Tainui?


Rickards did not get the job.