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V/Line CEO James Pinder suspended during IBAC investigation

The Advertiser 2020-08-20 07:46:00

V/Line’s chief executive officer has been suspended following news of a probe by Victorian anti-corruption watchdog.

In a statement the state government’s minister for transport Ben Carroll said his department was made aware of the IBAC investigation on Wednesday night.

“Last night I was advised by my Department of an IBAC investigation into V/Line Chief Executive Officer Mr James Pinder,” he said.

“On the basis of that advice, I directed the V/Line Board to immediately suspend Mr Pinder, while IBAC carries out its investigation.”

Nick Foa, currently the Head of Transport Services at the Department of Transport, will step in as V/Line’s acting chief executive officer.

V/Line services are not expected to be affected, and will continue to operate as scheduled.

Mr Carroll could not comment any further about the nature of the investigation.

Originally published as V/Line boss suspended after IBAC probe