MDA’s National Council must be more transparent

National Council faces a tough task in providing clear transparency in their statement to staff and members regarding Chris Higgins’ resignation.

As of today, no official announcement has been made publicly to inform members of Chris Higgins resigning from his role of MDA Chief Executive.

Higgins resigned on Monday this week – according to sources.

One reason behind a delay in official communication from MDA’s National Council is due to lack of transparency and acknowledgement surrounding the circumstances that led to Higgins’ resignation.

National Council will find it difficult to present an official statement to members that will avoid potential repercussions about the state of the organisation and the ethics of council members who make day-to-day decisions about the running of the MDA.

The Real Michael Pulman contacted council chairperson Heather Browning earlier today to clarify if and when a statement would be made and is yet to receive a response.

It is likely that Chris Higgins and National Council are working together this week to pen a statement that prevents damages.

Clearly, Higgins opting to resign from the MDA is a result of the increasing questions about his leadership and the financial difficulties that the association is facing, and this is something that many are calling National Council to acknowledge in any statement that is released.

Ronelle Baker is set to become interim CEO of the MDA.

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