Wednesday February 19, 2020

INM needs true independence at the top

Independent News & Media must resist the temptation to appoint an associate of billionaire Denis O’Brien as its next chairman

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
11th February, 2018

Who will replace Leslie Buckley when he steps down as chairman of Independent News & Media, after a tumultuous seven years that saw him ejected as a director, reappointed as chairman, involved in a spectacular scrap with former chief executive Robert Pitt and embroiled in an investigation by the state’s corporate enforcement watchdog?

Shareholders, it appears, will be none the wiser when they turn up to vote on four new appointments to the...

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