Re: comment tu dis...
How is this a false premise? An IT director taking a job and being charged with the task of transforming IT Services is not the same as someone walking away from 'some IT duties', a phrase that puts me more in mind of someone who refills the printer with paper every now and then.
Gerry has now 'recused' himself from the both the Co-op and the University of Manchester, partway through a glorious transformation scheme of his own design without completing either transformation.
I think that's a fine premise for an article. Given the amount of public funding involved in the 'transformation' of IT Services at the second institution, I would suggest it was a premise for a lot more investigation.