Sir Owen Glenn has challenged New Zealanders “with the means, energy, ideas and determination” to set up a non-partisan council to lead the country’s economic revival.
Part of the “NZ Inc” idea is also to have a long-term mandate and planning parameters that don’t grind to a halt and change direction every three years. He argues New Zealand needs a sense of stability for planning and direction with a commitment from the country’s leaders to work as one.
Sir Owen has generously offered to chair it. Great – he can represent the New Zealand business community, and the rest of the council can consist of union leaders, academics, iwi leaders, environmentalists, senior civil servants and community workers. Everyone’s totally okay with an unelected, unaccountable group like that being put in charge of the economy, right?