The 2017 Mood of the Boardroom report showed an overwhelming majority of chief executives see Jacinda Ardern’s confirmation as leader of the Labour Party as an election game-changer. There was a strong mood for change among the 118 respondents to the Herald’s Mood of the Boardroom Election Survey.
Some 88 per cent saw Ardern as the lightning rod which could catapult Labour to power at the September 23 election. But their appetite for regime change was tempered by Labour’s failure to be upfront about its intentions on major policies affecting business, like capital gains.
With less than a fortnight to run before final polls closed, chief executives remained divided on whether to “call time” on the third term National Government.Download