RailCorp stands down CIO Coleman

RailCorp stands down CIO Coleman

Summary: NSW Transport Minister David Campbell has confirmed reports that RailCorp has stood aside its chief information officer Vicki Coleman following a claim of dishonest behaviour.

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NSW Transport Minister David Campbell has confirmed reports that RailCorp has stood aside its chief information officer Vicki Coleman following a claim of dishonest behaviour.

"I am aware that an allegation of dishonest or corrupt behaviour has been made and I endorse the fact that RailCorp has stood this person aside while the investigation is carried out," Campbell said in a statement to ZDNet.com.au in response to a direct question about Coleman's status.

When ringing Coleman's office, ZDNet.com.au was told that Coleman was "not available". The Daily Telegraph initially reported the move to stand her down temporarily.

A RailCorp spokesperson was unable to answer any questions about the investigation, but only provided a statement in response to queries on Coleman.

"An allegation of dishonest or corrupt behaviour made against a senior RailCorp manager has been referred to ICAC [Independent Commission Against Corruption]," the statement said. "RailCorp takes such allegations very seriously and the matter is being investigated.

"While it is not appropriate to comment further on this matter, RailCorp's policy is to take swift action in relation to any allegation of dishonest or corrupt conduct reported within the organisation."

Coleman has worked at RailCorp as group general manager ICT since 2004 before which she held a position as Sydney Water's CIO. She has also worked at Qantas and Westpac.

Topic: CXO

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  • 2008 CIO of the Year !!

    AFR- MIS Mag awarded Ms Coleman 2008 CIO of the Year !!! ... yet in the last few months this has emerged, 2 of her 2IC's have resigned, one going to another NSW Gov't owned Corporation, TransGrid.. be interesting to see how this unfolds, nonetheless, not guilty until proven so, unfortunately for Vicki she's not in good company given the success the ICAC have had with RailCorp of late
    anonymous
  • Could hardly have done a worse job

    Given, NSW's railways operated more efficiently when the clocks needed to be wound up and the indicators required a person to turn the little wooden label blocks, it's obvious that the corporation has been on a technologically led a stray.

    If this was through purposeful dishonesty then let's hope the ICAC dog mauls an example of Coleman.
    anonymous
  • & your name is?

    Thanks for your uninspiring opinions & isn't this technological age wonderful with the level of annonymity it now provides for would be review columnists!

    btw - hw r things goin in ur life L8ly & my opinion is that u shud concentr8 more on it - if that counts 4 anything :D xx
    anonymous
  • And your name is...

    And your name is... isn't interesting to see the pot calling the kettle black... one anonymous complaining about another... Vicki won't be back
    anonymous
  • Illeterate Hypocrite

    You are anonymous yourself - don't throw stones in glass houses. You sound like an uninspired public service bureaucrat (is there any other kind?). McRailCorp?

    Bring it on.
    anonymous
  • Gone ???

    Appears RailCorp CIO has gone ???
    anonymous
  • Echoes of corruption

    I heard that she actually "bought" the 2008 CIO of the Year award that was given to hear by MIS magazine. There were kickbacks and paybouts involved from her to the magazine.
    anonymous