Simon McArley to be acting Serious Fraud Office CEO as Adam Feeley departs; Search for permanent replacement to start in 2013

Simon McArley to be acting Serious Fraud Office CEO as Adam Feeley departs; Search for permanent replacement to start in 2013

Simon McArley, currently  head of the Serious Fraud Office’s financial markets and corporate fraud team, is stepping up to become acting SFO CEO and director, says State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie.

McArley replaces Adam Feeley, who finishes as SFO CEO today. Rennie said advertising for a permanent SFO CEO was likely in the New Year. See a Double Shot interview with McArley here.

McArley has led the SFO's financial markets and corporate fraud team since July 2010, which has run the investigations and prosecutions of failed finance companies. A lawyer by profession, McArley has previously worked for both the Securities Commission and NZX.

Rennie said Feeley, who is leaving to become CEO of the Queenstown Lakes District Council, had effectively transformed the SFO and put clear performance measures in place during a period of record workload for the organisation.

“He (Feeley) has reaffirmed public confidence in the SFO by successfully prosecuting high profile cases and forging constructive relationships with other agencies in the law enforcement area,” Rennie said.

 

 

 

We welcome your help to improve our coverage of this issue. Any examples or experiences to relate? Any links to other news, data or research to shed more light on this? Any insight or views on what might happen next or what should happen next? Any errors to correct?

We welcome your comments below. If you are not already registered, please register to comment.

Remember we welcome robust, respectful and insightful debate. We don't welcome abusive or defamatory comments and will de-register those repeatedly making such comments. Our current comment policy is here.