Departing ACC boss' $100k bonus

By Kate Shuttleworth

Ralph Stewart left ACC in the wake of the Bronwyn Pullar privacy breach last year. Photo / Supplied
Ralph Stewart left ACC in the wake of the Bronwyn Pullar privacy breach last year. Photo / Supplied

Former ACC chief executive Ralph Stewart received a performance bonus of $100,493 when he left the corporation, it has been revealed.

The payment was paid for the 12-month period ending December 31.

He also received $22,765.05 in lieu of accrued leave and $23,158.98 worth of leave entitlement under the Holidays Act 2003.

ACC spokeswoman Stephanie Melville confirmed the amounts today.

Mr Stewart was one of a number of ACC executives who left following the Bronwyn Pullar privacy breach last year.

The scandal, in which the details of thousands of clients were sent to Ms Pullar, also claimed the scalps of ACC Minister Nick Smith, board chairman John Judge and directors John McCliskie and Rob Campbell.

The board made the payments due to Mr Stewart's willingness to stay on for three months after he'd resigned, Ms Melville said.

Mr Stewart worked at ACC for a year, with an annual salary of around $500,000.

ACC chairwoman Paula Rebstock said this week she would announce a successor to Mr Stewart next month.

- APNZ

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