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Patrick demands Toll director leave PN board

<p>Patrick Corporation is understood to have requested Toll Holding’s director Mark Rowsthorn stand down from the board of their jointly-owned rail venture Pacific National.</p> <p>The request follows the resignation of Pacific National chief executive Stephen O’Donnell, who had said "threats and intimidatory behaviour" from a Toll director was a factor in his decision, the <em>Australian</em> reported.</p> <p>Mr Rowsthorn told the paper he had not harassed Mr O’Donnell and would not be stepping down.</p> <p>A Toll spokesman told <em>Lloyd’s List DCN</em> that there was some correspondence between Toll and Patrick on the issue.</p> <p>Patrick had not responded to inquiries for comment at press time.</p> <br />