Top Director Spurned Corruption Whistleblower as Corporate Scandal Grows

From the Sydney Morning Herald

Top Australian businesswoman and ABC board member Dr Kirstin Ferguson failed to protect a whistleblower who personally alerted her to a corruption scandal inside the nation's biggest mining services company.

Instead, the whistleblower was forced out of Thiess in 2014 and a confidential internal corruption inquiry report, that included bribery claims involving Thiess and a top Indian politician, remained buried.

The revelations about the report's contents, along with Dr Ferguson's apparent inaction in response to the scandal as chair of the board's ethics committee of Leighton Holdings, Thiess' parent company, raise serious questions about the culture of Leighton, which is now facing multiple scandals.

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