The Chief Executive Officer of the state-owned National Communications Network, Lennox Cornette, has tendered his resignation and that resignation has been accepted by the Board of the company.
Mr. Cornette’s resignation came on hours after meeting with the Chairman and leading members of the NCN Board.
The Board’s Chairman, Enrico Woolford, told News Source that “faced with the possibility of the non renewal of his contract next year, he decided that he will proceed to separate himself from the company effective March 15”.
Woolford explained that the CEO will proceed on accrued leave on January 15, but his last working day will be January 12, 2018.
By that time, he would be expected to complete the handover process.
Cornette was hired by NCN under the previous Board in April 2016.
His hiring appeared controversial as one of the Board members at the time, Imran Khan resigned from the Board in protest of the hiring. Khan was the Prime Minister’s Director of Public Information at that time. He now heads the Department of Public Information. Ironically, veteran broadcaster, Enrico Woolford, who was beat out for the CEO job by Cornette, was later appointed as the Chairman of the new Board.
That new board was put in place this year and reports suggest that members of the board were unhappy with Cornette’s performance on the job and the sloth at which decisions were being implemented.
The company however has started a rebranding process for all of its stations.
A new Editor in Chief, a new Marketing Manager and a new Human Resources Manager were all hired under the current board. Those positions were vacant for over a year.
The company is expected to host a general staff meeting this morning.