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Statement from Public Transport Victoria CEO Mark Wild on the IBAC report

30 Oct 2014

"PTV accepts and will adopt all the recommendations made by IBAC as a result of Operation Fitzroy.

"As the IBAC report acknowledges, I have given a clear commitment to undertake a program of cultural change and procurement reforms to address the issues raised during this investigation.

"PTV was formed in 2012 to be accountable and to take responsibility for transport services previously delivered by three different entities.

"We have already taken steps to strengthen all procurement policies and procedures, as well as ensuring staff and contractors are aware of their responsibilities and obligations in relation to conflicts of interest and identifying potentially fraudulent or corrupt behaviour.

"PTV will not tolerate the types of conduct which gave rise to the alleged fraud and corruption.

"Victorians expect and deserve the highest possible standards of integrity from their public servants.

"I intend to ensure that PTV is unwavering in its efforts to maintain a workplace culture which demonstrates outstanding ethics and values. Our focus has been, and will continue to be, on accountability and good governance.

"We welcome IBAC’s investigation and PTV has cooperated fully at all stages of this inquiry."

Please attribute quotes to Mark Wild, PTV CEO.