Sydney explains why it fired Conservatoire chiefmain
Here’s an official statement from the university, covering up twice as much as it reveals. Two Con chiefs, both of US extraction, have now been ousted in quick succession. Problem? No problem, says Sydney U.
Statement regarding Professor Karl Kramer
2 July 2015
The University today made the following statement in light of media coverage regarding the resignation of Professor Karl Kramer as Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Concerns about the use of Professor Karl Kramer’s credit card were discovered through the regular oversight processes in place to monitor appropriate spending.
The University took a number of actions including the immediate removal of Professor Kramer’s credit card, imposed protocols in relation to future spending, and referral of the matters discovered to ICAC.
The University commenced a confidential investigation into potential breaches of University policies and sought legal advice in relation to the matter. Prior to the University’s internal processes being completed, Professor Kramer resigned as Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Our understanding is that ICAC will not be taking any action in relation to the matter.
The Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, today expressed his deep disappointment about the matter, in particular for the distraction it creates from the excellent work of the Conservatorium’s students and staff.