IFA communication - October 2014

Peter LEYMAN posted on 21/10/2014 in IFA News

To all IFA-Members

21 October 2014

Dear colleagues,

We would like to catch up with you on a more regular basis to inform you on developments regarding our institute. What has happened since the General Members’ Meeting of 26 June 2014?


1. New Board of Directors
2. New Board of Advisors
3. Board actions
4. Events & training
5. Extraordinary General Members’ Meeting
6. New federal government
7. New Registered Forensic Auditors.

1. New Board of Directors

Executive committee:

Evert-Jan Lammers RFA - President, partner at Triforensic
Rudy Hoskens RFA - Vice-President, partner at PwC Forensic Services
Bart De Bie RFA - Vice-President-Secretary, partner at i-Force
Nadja De Buyser RFA - Vice-President-Treasurer, partner at A&F Bedrijfsrevisoren.

Other Members:

Tania Baete RFA, Ministry of Finance (BBI-ISI)
Albert Bouwen, Ministry of Finance (BBI-ISI)
Ludo Caris, Partner at Callens Pirenne
Hilde De Cremer RFA, Director at KPMG Forensic
Stijn De Meulenaer RFA, Partner at Everest Advocaten
Martine De Rouck RFA, Head of Fraud Protection Office at BNPParibasFortis
Johan Denolf RFA, Chairman Supervisory Committee OLAF, Member CFI-CTIF
Miguel Janssoone RFA, Administrateur at OLAF
Chris Lefebvre RFA, Professor em. at KU Leuven
Johan Lemmens RFA, Partner at Alaska
Peter Leyman RFA, Senior Manager at EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Frans Thierens, Head of Group Ethics & Fraud Unit at KBC
Luc Toelen RFA, Partner at RSM Interaudit
Harold Van Koeckhoven RFA, CEO at IIA Belgium.

2. New Board of Advisors

Jacqueline Gram RFA, Director at PwC Forensic Services
Frank Staelens RFA, Chairman at EIFA
Aneta Willems RFA, Head of Internal Audit Unit DG Employment

3. Board Actions

At its first gathering on 23 September 2014 the Board of Directors has expressed its commitment to give priority to 2 key areas:

1. Providing information and training to members 2. Improving the legal framework for forensic audit in the private sector.

Examples of concrete actions in this respect:

- Involving in drafting the new law on private security by the Home Office (project leader: Bart De Bie RFA)
- Intensifying the collaboration with other professional institutes (project leader: Rudy Hoskens RFA)
- Organizing the 3rd National Anti-Fraud Congress in 2015 (project leader: Johan Denolf RFA)
- Revamping the Institute’s training offering giving access to high quality training at minimal cost per CPE-credit (project leader: Tania Baete RFA).
- Updating the Institute’s communications policy (project leader: Johan Lemmens RFA).

Examples of other actions:

- Membership of European Institute of Fraud Auditors
- Changing the IFA articles of association (project leader Stijn De Meulenaer RFA)
- Updating the IFA-register of Members
- Making a final call to those Members who have not yet paid their annual dues (project leader: Nadja De Buyser RFA)
- Updating the IFA-register of RFAs
- Making a final call to those RFAs who are not yet compliant with the Continui

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