April 02, 2013
Continuity plans for grieving 2Degrees
Mobile phone company 2Degrees is looking at what it needs to do after the death of Chief Executive Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy in a plane crash.
The Hertz's twin-engine plane went into the sea south of Raglan on Saturday.
Antony Royal, a Māori shareholder representative on the 2Degrees board, says the company is supporting the Hertz family and staff members, who are shocked by the tragedy.
He says the American-based chair, Stewart Sheriff, and other board members are supporting management in putting in place a business continuity plan, so the company will carry on.
“It's got a very strong management team. They will be looking to continue the business and to carry on the work that Eric had started. We’ve got a lot of work to do and we will continue to do that. It’s too early to talk about replacements for Eric just yet, but rest a sure that we’ve got a senior management team in place to make sure that 2Degrees continues to operate in the way it has in the past,” he says.
Antony Royal says arrangements need to be made to tangi Eric and Kathy Hertz, even if the bodies can't be recovered.
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