Mike Rann is the Premier of South Australia, and fairly well known in NZ as an old school mate’s of Phil Goff. Has been a guest speaker at Labour conferences.
He effectively got rolled yesterday by the factions. This is despite him leading them to victory for a third election win in March 2010. They are only 15 months into a four year term.
They are negotiating his exact departure date. If he can hold off until November, maybe him and Phil can retire together.