Handley has released a bunch of emails. Looks like our PM had her fingers well into this mess as well.
Well it looks like DH contacted the PM several times and didn't receive any reply from her WRT the CTO role.
Unless you've got further information to suggest otherwise, it's a bit of a stretch to suggest that she had her fingers "well into this mess".
It looks more likely that she's distanced herself from it - but even that seems like claiming something from the absence of evidence.