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Giovanni KesslerDirector-General, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)European UnionItalian magistrate Giovanni Kessler was appointed Director-General of OLAF in December 2010. His varied career includes experience as a Public Prosecutor, serving in international missions, and as an elected member of the Italian national parliament. He was Public Prosecutor at the criminal courts of Trento, Bolzano and at the Anti-Mafia Department in Sicily from 1986 until 1998, dealing with organized crime, corruption and financial crimes. From 1998 to 1999, Kessler was the Deputy Head in charge of Police and Justice at the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission in Pristina. As a judicial expert he participated in several European Commission and Council of Europe evaluation missions in Eastern Europe. In 2006, he was appointed by the Italian government as High Commissioner to Combat Counterfeiting and Piracy, where he served for two years. He served in the Italian Parliament from 2001 until 2006. He authored bills on the International Criminal Court, the European Convention against corruption, the International Judiciary Cooperation and on the European Arrest Warrant. At the same time, he was a member of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and Vice-President from 2003. In 2008, he was elected member, and then President, of the legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Trento, and in 2010 he was also the President of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE).
Ian FoxleyChairman, Whistleblowers UKUnited KingdomIan Foxley is the co-founder of Whistleblowers UK, an organisation providing psychological and practical support to workers who come forward with serious allegations of fraud. In 2011, as project manager providing communications work for the Saudi National Guard, Ian Foxley blew the whistle on a corruption scheme involving GPT, a subsidiary of European defence contractor EADS, and the UK Ministry of Defence. In response to allegations of bribery, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office has launched a formal investigation that is still ongoing.
Foxley is a retired Lieutanent Colonel with the British Army, a chartered engineer and a member of the Institute of Management. His technical qualifications include a BSc Hons in Applied Science and Fellowship from the Institute of Electrical Engineers. In addition to his charity work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a school in Nepal, Foxley is a qualified rugby coach and referee and is the author of two books, Educating Daddy and God's Quartermaster. His latest book, The Devil’s Excrement, describing his whistleblowing experience in Saudi Arabia, is currently under the pen.
Alan BryceHead of Counter Fraud, Audit CommissionUnited KingdomAlan Bryce is the Head of Counter Fraud at the Audit Commission with specific responsibility for developing the organisation’s strategic approach to the wider anti-fraud agenda. Bryce is one of the principal author’s of the Commission’s national publication Protecting the Public Purse - Fighting Fraud in Local Govenment. He is the development lead for the Commission’s Changing Organisational Cultures toolkit, which has received national recognition. Bryce's work includes identifying and developing good practice in managing the risk of fraud in the public sector. He has contributed to the development of the British Standards Institute on whistleblowing and bribery through membership of the review teams for both standards. In addition to his Audit Commission responsibilities, Bryce is also currently working on a part-time secondment basis with the National Fraud Authority, supporting delivery of local government counter fraud activities. Bryce has previously been the manager responsible for external audit delivery at a number of local government, health, police and pension fund authorities. Bryce is a Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) qualified accountant, and CIPFA Investigative Practice accredited. Before joining the Audit Commission he was a police officer in Glasgow.
Rainer Bührer, CFEHead of Compliance Investigations, Siemens AGGermanyAfter specialising in financial crime and corruption-related investigations in the Commercial Branch of the South African Police Service, Rainer Bührer was posted to the Economic Crime Branch of Interpol, and in 1997, he initiated Interpol’s current anti-corruption program. In 2001, Bührer was appointed as the Assistant Director of Financial and Hi-Tech Crime within the Executive Directorate of the Interpol General Secretariat. He led a team that developed and implemented an organizational internal audit, management control and performance measurement program before transferring to the Office of the Special Representative of Interpol to the United Nations to assist in developing Interpol’s cooperation with the United Nations. He then assumed responsibility for the mandate to expand Interpol’s anti-corruption program and was instrumental in the creation of the International Anti-Corruption Academy based in Vienna, Austria. In February 2008, Bührer joined Siemens at the Corporate Head Office in Munich to create a new Compliance Investigation Office with a mandate to conduct compliance investigations globally.
Daniel KlineManaging Director, EMEA, NAVEX Global United KingdomDaniel Kline brings more than 14 years of experience in management consulting and business development in helping global organizations establish and evolve their compliance, ethics and risk management architecture. Previously, he served as managing director of CMS Cameron McKenna, Europe’s largest law and tax firm, and at LRN, a leading online training company. While at LRN, he consulted with leading companies on how to best establish and evolve their ethics and compliance programmes – drafting policies, conducting risk assessments, designing internal communication strategies, setting up whistleblowing systems, and designing and delivering training across a wide range of risk areas globally. A Fulbright Scholar, Kline spent time in Buenos Aires developing a new social and economic policy aimed at supporting Argentina’s indigenous populations.
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