Can­di­date has faith in elec­tion re­sults

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Dear Ed­i­tor, Un­sur­pris­ingly, the re­sult of the MIL elec­tion, and its an­nounce­ment, gen­er­ated quite a bit of dis­cus­sion last week.

As one of the can­di­dates can I take this op­por­tu­nity to make a cou­ple of ob­ser­va­tions.

There was an an­nounce­ment of my re­elec­tion and then the news that there had been an er­ror and that I had in fact been un­suc­cess­ful.

Re­luc­tant as I am to quote him, I think for­mer prime min­is­ter Paul Keat­ing summed it up best when he said: ‘‘When faced with the choice be­tween a con­spir­acy and a stuff-up . . . al­ways choose the stuff-up!’’

In a nut­shell, the an­nounce­ment of the elec­tion re­sults was a stuff-up! We all make them.

The best way to deal with them is to fol­low five sim­ple steps: ad­mit it; fix it; learn from it; get over it; move on.

In a rather per­verse way MIL share­hold­ers can take heart from the fact that a mis­take was iden­ti­fied, rec­ti­fied, and the cor­rect re­sult was es­tab­lished.

I for one have faith in the in­tegrity of the vote and the fi­nal re­sult of the elec­tion.

Last Wed­nes­day I con­tacted both Phil Snow­den and Waan­der van Beek of­fer­ing my warm con­grat­u­la­tions on their suc­cess and wish­ing them all the best in their new roles.

I am con­fi­dent that both Phil and Waan­der will bring new ideas, keen in­tel­lect and in­tegrity to their roles as di­rec­tors.

I am happy to state that I be­lieve in elect­ing th­ese gen­tle­men MIL share­hold­ers have put the com­pany in good hands and a cul­ture of sta­bil­ity, de­sired by so many, can be at­tained.

When the new Board as­sumes re­spon­si­bil­ity at the AGM on Novem­ber 28 I would en­cour­age both the MIL and wider com­mu­nity to join me in sup­port­ing the en­tire board and al­low­ing it the clear air re­quired to achieve sta­bil­ity, har­mony and fo­cus its at­ten­tion on the is­sues that re­ally mat­ter.

Yours etc. Tim McKind­lay

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