OPINION: Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor tried to keep his latest overseas jaunt secret squirrel.
First we saw Todd (Puddle) Muller plotting and scheming his way to controversially taking over the leadership of the National Party last year, then melting like an ice cream on a summer's day when the going got tough and quitting.
The latest example is recently-departed Synlait chief executive Leon Clement who took over as boss of the Canterbury-based, Chinese-owned dairy company in late 2018.
Since then, the former darling of the NZ dairy industry has hit a few speed bumps along the way with things not going so swimmingly and lo and behold... Clement is gone burger!
Perhaps the executive training programme at Fonterra needs to add a bit more resilience guidance and instructions in dealith with adversity?
Just a thought...