Wednesday 06 December 2023

San Andrea identifying new inquiry head

San Andrea School is close to identifying a new person to take over from Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon, who was leading an inquiry into fraud allegations, after Parliament this week nominated him to take on a prominent public position.

Earlier this month, the private school’s board appointed the retired judge to investigate the allegations of financial mismanagement made by former assistant head Trevor Templeman.

However, Judge Zammit McKeon, who had already initiated the inquiry, informed the board he will not be able to continue in this role.

A spokesperson for the board said: “While we are naturally disappointed that Judge Zammit McKeon has been forced to withdraw, we are already in the process of identifying another respected figure who will continue with this exercise.

“Judge Zammit Mckeon has very kindly offered to give a full handover to his successor as the inquiry head. We want to assure everyone that this high-level inquiry will continue unhindered. We thank Judge Zammit McKeon for his contribution and wish him good fortune.”

In the meantime, Big Four audit firm PWC is moving ahead with a separate fact-finding exercise in relation to the alleged financial irregularities at the school.

“As a board and as parents we are committed to ensure this matter is resolved quickly for the sake of our children, and to safeguard the school’s reputable name,” the spokesperson said.

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