It seems to me that Millward is given or takes credit for good signings but is not held accountable for those no so good or bad decisions. It it is Mary not Millward that makes decisions on recruitment/retension of players:
Why did the Board create a whole new department which reports to the CEO? Formally, when Mullholland was in the position, this activity reported directly to the head coach who always had final sign off.
The job was taken from the control of the head coach mainly because Mary was making a complete mess of it.
In my opinion both Millward and Mary are as bad as each other and both should be replaced by more professional people.
It could be the case that Mary does not like sharing the limelight with Millward and now feels he could manage the control of these activities however, there has been no public announcement changing the structure of recruitment/retention and pathways.
This has already been explained to you in a succinct manner ( more than once ) a number of months ago.
I have better things to do with my time...believe what you want.
Have a good day possm..