One of the more infamous chins in Australian business has resigned. Mitch Hooke has run the Minerals Council of Australia since 2002:
In a short statement, council chairman Peter Johnston said Mr Hooke had had an enormous impact on the sector since taking up the role more than ten years ago.
“Ten years ago this industry charged Mitch with reforming the MCA. He has built a strong and highly regarded organisation with a very capable secretariat, an engaged membership and a reputation for policy integrity and credibility.”
Who could argue with that! Mr Hooke is our own version of the US neocons, with private sector efficiencies added; able to achieve regime change with nothing more than a credit card. Democracy sighs in relief.