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EMA Board dismisses CEO Alasdair Thompson

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

EMA Board dismisses CEO

The board of Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern Inc (EMA) has today dismissed its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alasdair Thompson.

President of the EMA Board, Graham Mountfort said the decision relates to media interviews Mr Thompson gave on the 23rd June and the resulting consequences.

"After having considered this matter for some time the Board believes Mr Thompson is no longer able to continue as CEO of the organisation.

"We regret that Alasdair's role with the EMA is ending in this manner, especially considering the contribution he has made over the past 12 years.

"However under the circumstances the Board has had to make this difficult decision."

"As this is an employment matter, we do not believe is it appropriate for the EMA to be making further comment at this time" said Mr Mountfort.

Mr Mountfort said that Bruce Goldsworthy has been appointed acting CEO for the EMA.

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