Friday, July 03, 2015

Another crony appointment

This morning Nick Smith appointed former National Party President and MP Geoffrey Thompson to the board of the Environmental Protection Authority. Naturally, of course, they don't mention those rather pertinent facts in his bio, referring only to his "central government" experience.

As with other appointments, he may or may not be qualified, but his political background makes it look like pure cronyism and casts doubt upon the integrity of the appointment process and the Minister.