Date: 17th – 19th March 2013
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Join the ACFE in Prague where some of the most respected anti-fraud professionals from across Europe will come together to share their knowledge and expertise at the 2013 ACFE European Fraud Conference. This years keynote speakers include Giovanni Kessler and Alan Bryce:
Director-General, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
Italian 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).
Head of Counter Fraud, Audit Commission
Alan 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.
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