ICAC investigates Sydney University’s ex-IT manager
13 March, 2012
As part of an ongoing investigation, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) plans to hold a public inquiry commencing on March 20 as part of an investigation into corruption allegations concerning the University of Sydney’s ex-IT manager's use of a recruitment agency.
It’s alleged that the ex-IT manager and his wife had an interest to recruit contractors and staff to the university.
It is alleged that between January 2007 and May 2011, university IT manager Atilla Demiralay and his associates engaged, or recommended the engagement of contractors or staff for the university from Succuro, a business in which Mr Demiralay's wife, Virginia Kantarzis, was involved, and later
from Succuro Recruitment Pty Ltd, a company in which Mr Demiralay and Ms Kantarzis both had an interest.
The Commission is also investigating allegations that Mr Demiralay and his associates engaged, or recommended the engagement of, certain contractors and other staff for the university due to personal associations with those persons.
According to ICAC, it’s alleged that they improperly manipulated the recruitment process to engage, or recommend the engagement of certain contractors or staff for the university or to justify the engagement of certain contractors or staff.
The public inquiry will be held in the Commission's hearing room at Level 21, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
ICAC Assistant Commissioner, Ms Theresa Hamilton will preside at the public inquiry, which is set down for up to four days.