Telecommunications commissioner Douglas Webb’s decision not seek re-appointment when his term expires in March has prompted questions as to whether he was pushed or simply read the writing on the wall, after he was hung out to dry by Prime Minister Helen Clark recently.
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Telecommunications Commissioner Douglas Webb today announced that he won't seek reappointment when his current five-year term expires in March next year. He was hired in 2002 as New Zealand's first telecommunications commissioner after a stint at the World Bank, as the managing counsel and deputy to the vice president of that organisation's legal department.
As the new telco regime takes shape, three people will be pondering their futures.