Why didn't they run a qualifications check?
This report emphasises the importance of background screening for senior position within an organisatino, something many large corporations fail to do, relying purely on trust.
Metro Newspaper today reported that a 'Walter Mitty' builder managed to become chairman of two NHS Trusts after claiming to have a PhD, Masters and other degrees.
Jon Andrews pocketed over £1 million in salaries and expenses during his 9 years as chairman of Torbay Healthcare Trust and Chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust . He has now been jailed for 2 yearsby a judge at Exeter Crown Court after admitting three counts of fraud against the Trusts.
After later making enquiries with three universities it was established that Andrew's only qualification was a higher education diploma in social work.