RegulationCorporate GovernanceOLAF director speaks out after controversial vote

OLAF director speaks out after controversial vote

Re-elected OLAF director says there will be no change in style

The reappointed director-general of European Union’s anti-fraud office, OLAF,
has promised to stick with the occasionally abrasive approach to his job that
has led to past criticism.

His surprise selection came after both the European Parliament and the
Council of Ministers had said earlier that they preferred alternative
candidates.

Franz-Hermann Brüner said: ‘The only way to show my thanks for this trust is
to continue my work. An anti-fraud organisation does not require or seek
popularity. It needs to earn respect through the quality of its work, through
its results, and by demonstrating integrity and an ability to make the right
decisions even under pressure.’

Countering claims his reappointment left him indebted to EU anti-fraud
Commissioner Siim Kallas, he said: ‘I will fight for stability and further
improvement of our efficiency in full independence, and that means independence
in all directions.’

Related Articles

Corporate governance: staying ahead in accountancy

Corporate Governance Corporate governance: staying ahead in accountancy

3m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
One in 20 audit firms quit as market evolves

Audit One in 20 audit firms quit as market evolves

1y Kevin Reed, Writer
Colin: #EURef bankers a problem

Business Regulation Colin: #EURef bankers a problem

1y Taking Stock
PwC and Deloitte chiefs sign Remain letter

Business Regulation PwC and Deloitte chiefs sign Remain letter

1y Kevin Reed, Writer
Leader: Audit competition drives change, not necessarily quality

Accounting Firms Leader: Audit competition drives change, not necessarily quality

1y Kevin Reed, Writer
EU audit reform to open up £10bn market for firms

Accounting Firms EU audit reform to open up £10bn market for firms

1y Richard Crump, Writer
Best Practice: Saffery Champness managing partner Rob Elliott

Accounting Firms Best Practice: Saffery Champness managing partner Rob Elliott

2y Calum Fuller, Reporter
Standard Life Investments opposes EY's appointment as Shell auditors at AGM

Accounting Firms Standard Life Investments opposes EY's appointment as Shell auditors at AGM

2y Richard Crump, Writer