The stability of Tasmania's main business lobby is being questioned after the sacking of its fifth chief executive since early 2009.
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's board has voted to dismiss the chief executive, Neil MacKinnon.
The TCCI refused to elaborate on its decision, only to say it wants a new direction next year.
But the state's newest business lobby is warning the move could be destabilising.
Tasmanian Industry Group chair James Cretan wants the chamber to rebuild.
"[We're] very keen to see destabilisation of the chamber to be corrected and for them to regain their rightful place as a business voice," he said.
"We're very keen to see a strong and vibrant business voice in the Tasmanian context and I hope that the instability associated with this sort of process would settle rapidly." The chamber also sacked four workers last week as a cost-cutting measure, two of them senior sales staff.
The TCCI announced an $800,000 loss in April.
Chief economist Phil Bayley will act as chief executive until there is a permanent replacement.
He will be the chamber's sixth CEO since February 2009.