Seqwater chief resigns over accessing 'prohibited websites'

A SENIOR Queensland official has resigned after breaching his organisation's code of conduct.

Seqwater chief executive officer Jim Pruss resigned after using resources to access prohibited websites.

While investigations have determined the breach was not illegal, Seqwater said it could not condone or accept the actions.

"Nobody is exempt from the high standards we set for ourselves," the company said in a statement.

Jim Pruss has resigned as Seqwater CEO
Jim Pruss has resigned as Seqwater CEO

"Potential code of conduct breaches by other employees in relation to use of work resources to access prohibited online materials were also identified in a recent ICT (information and communications technology) audit.

"A review of these potential breaches was started immediately. One staff member has resigned, and all matters are being investigated.''

The board will commence the recruitment process for a new CEO immediately.

Seqwater general manager of asset portfolio asset and delivery Dan Spiller has been appointed acting CEO.