PTA response to Corruption and Crime Commission report
The PTA reported the matter to the CCC in 2017 and we have also carried out our own investigation.
The CCC’s findings and recommendations mirror those of the PTA.
Both investigations found Mr Forrester had acted outside the PTA’s established policies and code of conduct in downloading and subsequently passing on information to which he was not entitled. Dealing with confidential information is a normal part of the operations of virtually all businesses, and it is the responsibility of all employees to respect that confidentiality. This is even more so for government employees, who are bound by the Public Sector Act.
The PTA is already implementing a series of enhancements to security protocols, and will continue to look at ways we can educate staff about their obligations under our code of conduct.
Mr Forrester is no longer employed by the PTA.