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America's Cup inquiry - High-profile event managers named as whistleblowers

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The principals of event firm Mayo and Calder, Grant Calder and Tom Mayo.
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The principals of event firm Mayo and Calder, Grant Calder and Tom Mayo.

The investigations into financial management of the 2021 America’s Cup have taken another twist, with the principals of a high-profile sport-events business claiming they are "whistleblowers" with concerns about matters in the Cup organisation.

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The Americas Cup
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The Americas Cup

Tom Mayo and Grant Calder of Mayo and Calder, have raised matters confidentially with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, which commissioned an auditor to investigate "serious concerns".

News website BusinessDesk has reported that the pair, along with their accountant Michael Choy, have made protected disclosures to MBIE under the Protected Disclosures Act.

However, it is unclear whether that act would apply in the case, and Emirates Team New Zealand last night tweeted that, "Whistleblowers Protected Disclosures Act doesn’t apply in this situation".

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MBIE has made no comment on the course of the investigation, including whether any information was being received under the Act, which covers "whistleblowing" in some cases.

Read the full article on Stuff here.

  • Posted by: viking
  • Date: 06 Jul 2020
  • Category: Sail
  • Region: New Zealand
  • Comments: 0

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