Jul 13, 2008

Should CEO's Be Following Fyfe's Lead

Jafapete will be amazed. There is an issue that we don't agree with Fran O'Sullivan on. Blanket salary freezes are too crude a tool. Fyfe can show leadership, but we are not sure this is a great idea vis-a-vis the rest of his team. Will they really perform better and more productively as a result of this freeze? We aren't sure. We know that if we tried this we would risk the loss of great staff. There is still a huge skill shortage.

The above said, while we have had at least on major disagreement with Rob Fyfe in the past we are very positive about his handling of Air New Zealand.