National Rugby League Side Parramatta Votes To Turn Away Businessman Bill Moss
Former Macquarie Bank Exec Dir Bill Moss, one of Australia's "most respected" businessmen and a National Rugby League side Parramatta "diehard," was "turned away" on Monday night, according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Moss "was touted as chairman Steve Sharp's preference" to become the board's eighth "independent" director. In order "for that and the other resolutions to pass," the motions required 75% of members to back the proposal. In relation to Moss, Sharp did not "have the numbers and the motion was defeated resoundingly." One member, who "grilled Sharp about a number of matters," concluded by saying, "A vote against the resolution is not a vote against Bill Moss." In "knocking back Moss, there are fears they may well have lost him for life." Moss indicated before the meeting that "he wished to be involved with the club regardless of the vote" (SMH, 5/5).