This kind of shit really winds me up. Nigel Howe is an absolute titan of of a businessman and I won't hear a word against him.
I mean, it's not like we were on the brink of administration during his last tenure as CEO....
Because that was his fault
It was, of course, a little tongue in cheek.
However, if you think the CEO won't have been heavily involved in decisions such as taking on the Vibrac loan then I think there's a little bit of ostrich behaviour going on.
Of course we've all enjoyed using Samuelson and Zingarevich as the scapegoats for that period in our history, but this idea of Howe being an innocent bystander during all of that mess is, in my humble opinion, a little naive.
If Howe hadn't have toed the line then he would have been fired. Of course he wasn't going to say anything. It also should be noted that nobody thought Zingarevich was as dodgy as he turned out to be.