Auditor general flays Callaghan over conflicts in Manaaki probe

Auditor general flays Callaghan over conflicts in Manaaki probe
Former Callaghan Innovation CEO Victoria Crone presided over a flawed process, the auditor general says. (Image: Supplied)
Pattrick Smellie
The auditor general has delivered a devastating critique of the conduct of Callaghan Innovation and its former chief executive, Victoria Crone, in a major report tabled in Parliament today.The report examines the way Callaghan conducted itself in deciding not to award contracts to We Are Indigo(WIA)/Manaaki, an Auckland-based company offering services to startup firms, in 2022.The auditor general's range of criticisms is broad, but they centre particularly on the failure to properly investigate potential conflicts of interest when it hired...

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