Irregularities and Fraud in ESI Funds and Public Procurement

3-day Intensive Summer Course

20-22 June 2018 | Amsterdam

Fully booked!

A two-day Workshop on Errors, Irregularities and Fraud in ESI Funds will be offered on 22-23 November in Nice, France. For any further information please contact Anya Zuschke.


Jo Kremers
Senior Audit Manager, Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands

Jo Kremers works in the Audit Authority for EU Funds at the Ministry of Finance in the Netherlands. He is certified public auditor as well as certified IT auditor. For the past 30 years he has been working in the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration as external auditor, fraud investigator and internal auditor. Furthermore, he has gained vast experience as project leader and expert in Information Security Audits and Integrity Audits. He is lecturer, trainer and speaker at national and international institutes. Working as an expert in many international, EU and World Bank funded projects, he has gained notable experience in strengthening the internal control and audit function in the public sector in several (candidate) EU Member States.

Gina McIntyre
Chief Executive, Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), Belfast

Gina is Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) a cross border body working to the Government of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Assembly. She is currently responsible for the development, financial management and compliance of the PEACE IV and INTERREG VA programmes, totalling in excess of €0.5 billion. The Peace programme represents a unique investment by the European Union in support of the peace process, and both Programmes support the development of a more sustainable and prosperous cross-border region, across Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland. She has considerable experience with the development of systems and controls relating to procurement, grant payments and irregularity handling during her time as the Head of the Certifying Authority within the SEUPB and as the Financial Controller for those projects based in Northern Ireland involved with the Transnational and Inter-Regional Programmes (North West Europe, Northern Periphery and Arctic). Having spent most of her career involved with EU support programmes Gina has gained extensive knowledge of the complex cross border development needs of the region and the appropriate European funding instruments available to meet them. Gina is a qualified chartered accountant who trained and qualified with Coopers and Lybrand. Before joining the SEUPB as the Director of Corporate Services in 2003, she gained extensive knowledge of managing the distribution of cross-border PEACE funding during her work for Co-operation Ireland.

Simon Hannah
ERDF Finance and Compliance Manager, East of England, Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Cambridge

Simon Hannah is currently responsible for the financial management and programme compliance of the East of England’s ERDF programme. Since 2007 his main responsibilities have been the development and operation of the East of England’s management and control systems and processes covering contract management, grant payments, irregularity handling, and project monitoring and verification functions. He has over 13 years experience in ERDF policy, programme development and delivery at both Managing Authority and Intermediate Body levels, and actively contributes to the English ERDF programmes national policies and in the establishment and review of national procedures and controls. Prior to the current round of programmes, since 2003 Mr Hannah was involved in the 2000-2006 programmes for the Government Office, conducting on-the-spot verifications and desk based checks on EU funded projects, identifying and coordinating irregularity management information and reports.

Zsuzsanna Kondor, National University of Public Service, Former Head of Managing Authority of Operational Programme Technical Assistance and Head of Coordination Managing Authority, Budapest 

Zsuzsanna Kondor was educated at Janus Pannonius University in Pécs, Hungary and began her career at the Hungarian Foundation for Enterprise Promotion as a training manager later as the acting director of PHARE SME Development Programme in Hungary. From 1997 to 2001 she was a management consultant working on a broad range of projects in regional and SME development, tourism promotion. In 2001 she helped Hungary's preparations for implementing Cohesion Policy funds at a government agency and joined in 2002 the National Development Agency as head of Structural Funds Unit. In the period 2003-2013 she headed the Coordination Managing Authority with specific responsibility for strategic planning, institutional development, magamanent of Hungary's TA Programme and liaising with the European Commission and Member States. Since 2014 she is working as consultant on policy programmes and research projects on country levels and for the European Commission.

Karin Streppel, Senior Audit Manager, Ministry of Finance, The  Hague

Karin is a certified public accountant and member of the Royal Dutch Institute for chartered Accountants (NBA). She has been working as financial controller within the Dutch Tax Administration from 1993 to 2004. From 2004 till 2007 she has been working as internal auditor in the Internal Audit Services of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration performing financial audits and information security audits. In the period between 2007 and 2008 Karin was involved in the article 71 assessment of EU Structural Funds as auditor of the Dutch Audit Authority. Furthermore, she performed system audits and audits on operations in EU Structural Funds as employee of the Dutch Audit Authority from 2009 till 2011. As employee of the Central Audit Services in the Ministry of Finance, Karin is also carrying out financial audits in Dutch Tax Administration. Since 2012 she is senior audit manager in the field of auditing of EU Structural Funds. As expert and coach she is taking part in several seminars and workshops as well as in a long-running project for the improvement of the control function within the Dutch Tax Administration.


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