Ruffturd wanted Chartness to leave this board at all cost, but it never dawned on him of its repercussions. Now he's paying the price for having made a bet oblivious of where this would take him. He certainly doesn't have what it takes to replace him and is well aware of it. But what the heck, it afforded him a well deserved holiday. A few days off in seven years will help him turn a new page. Also, Chartness's sabbatical is providing him with an interval to savor some time at his many villas around the world.
Just you watch my word, as soon as Chartness is back you will see Ruffturd in his glory again. He just can't seem to function without the Guru. His mentor has to be holding his hand all the time and telling him what he can and can't do. Just like a young child.