Used to work closely, too closely for me, with the unfortunate chap. Colleagues used to tell me he couldn’t be as useless as I complained.
Many of his members and all of the parallel employers organisation leaders treated him as a joke.
But his neanderthal views on labour relations have been one of the two voices of employers in recent years.
New Zealand has been poorly served and it is about time employers got a rational voice to represent them in our largest city.