TIT for TAT on that PP......might result in industrial proceedings if it is alleged the demotion amounts to unfair treatment...which on the face of it appears to be the case.
Is it safe to assume Marnie is a female that'll add fuel to the fire.
I reproduced that article with no comment.
In fact it would be nice to have comments from those with "local knowledge".
To the objective observer there are several interesting things in the article that require further explanation:"It comes after St George booted Towson from the general manager position in January and replaced him with Ballard, the former Moe Racing Club operations manager."
So Towson was GM, and was removed from the position by St. George when he was made CEO. But now St. George has been removed from the position of CEO and replaced by Towson, What has gone on there to cause this change
Were there changes at the board level or did the board have a change of heart?Ballard is now a member of the functions department.
Ballard is no longer GM but is still working for the Gold Coast Turf Club? There is such a thing as a "functions department"
Is that functions as in operational functions, or functions as in charity functions? Is she happy with this change? If it is a demotion and she resigns is it a "deemed resignation"? (those unfamiliar with that term should look it up).Whether or not St George was the right man for the job, the current GCTC board and chairman Brett Cook must take some responsibility for his departure after just eight months at the club.
I noted a lot of congratulations for "Cookie" recently but cannot recall why. Are the people who were doing the congratulating happy with the outcome? Are they happy with this article? It occurs to me that the article could appear to be taking one side in something that is divisive?
As I said, my reproduction of the Gold Coast Bulletin article is completely benign. I know none of the parties involved or the local politics for that matter. Would be interested in hearing of other people's views especially if they are counter to a view projected in Mr Davidson's article.