The IACC Council

The IACC Council oversees the IACC Conference series. It was established in September 1996, with Transparency International as its secretariat. The council’s principal goal is to provide advice and assistance to the host of each conference and to ensure that the conference is conducted in accordance with the principles contained in the established guidelines.

Along with TI, the Council contributes greatly to the success and follow-up of every IACC. They both provide integral support for the objectives of the conference. The guidelines state that the objectives are “…to stimulate the global exchange of experience and methodology in controlling corruption and foster international cooperation among citizens and institutions from all parts of the world”.

IACC Council Members:

Barry O’Keefe, AM QC, Chair, IACC Council
Jose Ugaz Benitez, Forno & Ugaz Abogados
Jermyn Brooks, Chair, TI Business Advisory Board
Katherine Marshall, Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion
Medhi Krongkaew, Commissioner, Thailand National Anti-Corruption Commission
Akere Muna, Vice Chair, Transparency International
Augustin Ruzindana, APNAC
Michael Hershman, President and CEO, The Fairfax Group

The IACC Programme Committee

The IACC Programme Committee provides guidance for the design of the Conference programme. The Committee is composed of up to 15 members which includes the Chair of the IACC Council, one representative of the Host Government, TI National Chapter and TI. The remaining members include representatives of international partner institutions or other independent institutions that are distinguished in the area of anti-corruption. The Government and TI National Chapter are actively involved in the design of the programme through their representatives.

The Programme Committee members for the 15th IACC are:
Shaazka Beyerle, Senior Advisor with the International Center on Non-Violent Conflict (ICNC) and a Visting Scholar at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University
Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, Research Director, International Council on Human Rights Policy, and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
Dr. Åse Grødeland, Senior Researcher, Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies
Stephanie Hankey, Co-Founder, Tactical Tech
Robert Leventhal, Director, Anti-corruption Programs and Governance Initiatives, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau, U.S. Departement of State
Caio Luiz Carneiro Magri, Director of Public Policy, Instituto Ethos
Phil Matsheza, Anti-Corruption Advisor, UNDP
Maud Perdirel-Vaissiere, Managing Director of SHERPA
Juanita Riaño, Office of Institutional Integrity, Inter-American Development Bank
Leo Roberto Galdino Torresan, Member of the Board, AMARRIBO Brasil
Ricardo Uceda, Executive Director, IPYS
Vania Vieira, Director of Corruption Prevention, Office of the Comptroller General, Brazil
Davida Wood, Project Manager of Electricity Governance Initiative, World Resources Institute

Transparency International – Secretariat

TI acts as Secretariat to the IACC Council and to the Programme Committee of each conference. TI provides advice and assistance to the host of each conference on behalf of the IACC Council. TI is also responsible for preparing and implementing the conference programme; this includes communicating with a wide range of organisations and individuals involved at the forefront of anti-corruption work. TI also collates programme suggestions, and prepares the conference‘s plenary sessions and workshops. Additionally TI helps the host country with marketing issues, advises on logistics and makes efforts to raise funds for the participating delegates.

Miklos Marschall, IACC Director, TI

Miklos Marschall

Miklos Marschall (1953) joined TI as Director for Eastern Europe in July 1999, and now serves as Deputy Managing Director of Transparency International-Secretariat. Miklos is also Director for International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). Before joining TI, from 1994 through 1998, he was the founding executive director of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, a global network of NGOs and foundations to promote civil society. Between 1991 and 1994, he served as deputy mayor of Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Marschall was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow in 1988/89 at Yale University. He graduated as an economist from the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest in 1977. He received his doctorate from the same university in 1984.

Roberto Perez-Rocha, IACC Senior Manager, TI

Roberto Perez-Rocha

Roberto Perez-Rocha joined TI on October 2003 as Program Manager for the Corruption Online Research and Information System and a few months later was appointed Online Communications Manager. Since January 2006 he is managing the International Anti-Corruption Conference Series. From 2000 to 2003 he lived in Barcelona where he did PhD studies on Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University, participating in various research projects. During this time he did volunteer work for the Catalan Federation for Non Governmental Organizations. From 1993 to 2000 he worked in different areas of the Mexican public sector including the ministries of Social Development, Agriculture & Rural Development and Interior. Roberto holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.

Paula O’Malley, IACC team, TI

Paula O'Malley

Prior to joining the IACC team, Paula worked with the Water Integrity Network (WIN), a network devoted to collective action against corruption in the water sector. Paula is a literature graduate from Trinity College Dublin and recipient of a STIBET scholarship where she studied at Universität Konstanz, and later studying Public Policy at the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance. Paula speaks Irish, German, French and English.

Mara Mendes, IACC team, TI

Mara Mendes Mara has joined the IACC team in August 2011. Prior to this she has worked as a Research Assistant at University, an NGO in South Africa, at Transparency International secretariat as a consultant and lately as a trainee with the European Commission’s Social Media team. Mara holds an MSc in Media, Communications and Development from London School of Economics and is an Alumna of the German Foreign Exchange Service. She speaks German, English and Portuguese.

To find out more about Transparency International please visit transparency.org

Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) Brazil

The Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General is responsible for fighting acts of corruption and enhancing transparency within the federal public administration. It is comprised of the Inspectorate General of Administrative Discipline, the Secretariat of Federal Internal Control, the Secretariat of Corruption Prevention and Strategic Informartion and the General Ombudsman of the Federal Public Administration.

Disciplinary action is one of the key areas of the Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil (CGU). It comprises activities related to the investigation of possible irregularities committed by civil servants and the enforcement of the applicable penalties. The Federal Internal Control Secretariat, which is the unit in charge of evaluating the execution of Federal Government budgets, inspects the implementation of governmental programs and audits the management of federal public funds under the responsibility of public and private agencies and organizations, among other functions. The Ombudsman’s Office is responsible for receiving, examining and forwarding complaints, praise and suggestions referring to procedures and actions of Federal Executive agents, units and entities. The National Ombudsman’s Office is also in charge of the technical coordination of the segment of Ombudsman’s Offices of the Federal Executive Branch, as well as the organization and interpretation of the complaints, praise and suggestions received, and produces quantified surveys on the level of satisfaction of users of public services provided in the scope of the Federal Executive Branch. Besides centralizing and enhancing preventive actions, the Secretariat of Corruption Prevention and Strategic Informartion carries out intelligence activities. As a result, Brazil now ranks among countries at the vanguard in terms of corruption prevention.

To find out more about the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) please visit www.cgu.gov.br

Amarribo Brasil

Amarribo Brasil, the national contact of Transparency International in Brazil is a not-for-profit civil society organisation whose aims are combating corruption, promoting a culture of accountability (supervision of public spending) and the education and mobilising of civil society in defence of their civil rights. Amarribo Brasil does this through a network of organisations throughout Brazil and through building projects.

To find out more about Amarribo please visit www.amarribo.org.br

Instituto Ethos

Instituto Ethos’ mission is to mobilize, sensitize and help companies manage their business in a socially responsible manner, making them partners in building a just and sustainable society. It does this through the exchange of knowledge and experiences and the development of tools to help cotmpanies analyze their management practices and deepen their commitment to responsibility social and sustainable development.

To find out more about Amarribo please visit www.ethos.org.br