(ed: as they shouldn’t be – ’tis a foolish business-person who does not recognise the economic opportunities to be had from transitioning to a green economy – we should be world-leaders – we have no excuse not to be..
and what a dead-end road the other way is..)
Rob Campbell said the business community no longer fears a Labour/Green Government.
Fear of a Labour/Green Government in the business community is well gone – says SkyCity chairman-elect Rob Campbell.
Speaking to Fran O’Sullivan for the Herald‘s Mood of the Boardroom series Campbell said the Jacinda effect of the new Labour leader had ‘changed the game significantly’ and the business and wider community was relaxed about the prospect of a change in Government.
An economist by training – Campbell is also chairman of retirement village operator Summerset Group and campervan rental company Tourism Holdings and is a director of commercial property investor Precinct Properties New Zealand – all NZX-listed companies.
‘The old election roulette wheel is well and truly running and a lot of money is going on the red squares’ Campbell said.
‘The element of fear that was in the business community about a Labour/Green Government – I think is well gone’ he said.
‘Businesses that are good businesses will still be able to do well under everything I’ve seen from the Labour party’.
He said issues could arise with tax complexity under Labour but the business community also faces problems under National led Governments.
‘Business doesn’t necessarily do better under National led Governments’ he said.