Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Parkes’ final four

The news came screaming into TCN’s email bin yesterday afternoon: Canadian Curling Association CEO Dave Parkes (photo) was packing up and leaving this Friday, a full seventh-plus months ahead of schedule.

Back in March, in Japan, Parkes told TCN he was disappointed with the ongoing efforts to replace him; indeed, he had hoped to know the replacement in time for the CCA’s annual general meeting in mid-June, whereas the RFP for a search firm just went out last week.

According to Al Cameron, who broke the story online yesterday (and in CanWest papers today), it was a pre-AGM board meeting in April that is pushing Parkes out the door earlier than planned.

So Parkes is down to his final four days in the corner office, and after 20-odd years, CCA is headed for some rather huge changes in the weeks and months to come.

No comments: