Findings of corrupt conduct

The ICAC found that Atilla "Todd" Demiralay engaged in corrupt conduct by:

  • using Succuro and Succuro Recruitment Pty Ltd to recruit contractors and staff for the University of Sydney despite the conflict of interest caused by his wife's employment with Succuro and, from August 2008, by his and his wife's financial interest in Succuro Recruitment Pty Ltd
  • engaging George Tsipidis, his brother-in-law, to work at the university despite the conflict of interest caused by their undisclosed family relationship
  • falsely recording that he had considered other candidates when engaging a close friend, Adrian Buxton, to work at the university
  • recommending that the university employ a candidate, Gerard Hunt, provided by Succuro Recruitment Pty Ltd (which resulted in the payment of a fee to the company) despite the conflict of interest caused by Mr Demiralay having an undisclosed financial interest in that company.