Flint Hits Back over ‘Big Payout for Early Departure’ Claims

Outgoing ABA chief, David Flint, has hit back at suggestions that he timed his resignation to ensure a bigger payout.

Amid ongoing controversy, he recently announced his resignation, even though his term as ABA Chairman was due to expire until 4 October.

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, Flint says the net amount involved is in the vicinity of $1500, substantially less than the surcharge he will have to pay.

He goes on to state that in his seven years as head of the Authority, he ignored his entitlements to first class travel, spouse/partner travel or expensive hotels.

Flint says this would have meant considerable savings to the taxpayer.