A former chief executive and co-founder of a multimillion-dollar technology company could have “put everyone at risk”, after he sailed from a Sydney hotspot and lied on his border pass.
Melbourne businessman Jeromy Young is the co-founder of Atomos, a video technology company, was one of four people who were fined more than $4000 each after three vessels sailed from Sydney last week.
Mr Young – who was chief executive of Atomos until February 2021 when he stepped down from the role – sailed on 34.5-metre super yacht Dreamtime, which charters for $70,000 a week.
He and the other three people were caught by Maritime Safety Queensland, who said they had attended the Wallabies versus France rugby international in Brisbane last week.
Mr Young did not respond to questions, but a statement provided by Atomos said it was a “personal matter”, and as a result the company had no further comment.
“Atomos fully supports appropriate measures to maintain COVID-19 safety,” a spokesman said.
Gold Coast Acting Chief Superintendent Rhys Wildman said following an investigation by MSQ, health and police, it was found the group had not been truthful on their border declaration pass.