Executive body


The Agency

The Agency is the executive body of EUROCONTROL. It is responsible for performing tasks prescribed by the Convention or entrusted to it by the Permanent Commission or the Provisional Council.

The Agency’s Director General is responsible for the management of the Agency and enjoys wide management independence in this regard. He can put proposals to the decision-making bodies of the Organisation concerning the execution of the Organisation’s tasks.

Internal Audit Unit

The Internal Audit Unit (IAU), headed by Helen Feetenby, helps senior management oversee an effective system of internal controls designed to help the Agency meet its objectives. The Unit ensures the:

  • reliability and integrity of financial and operational information.
  • effectiveness and efficiency of operations and programmes.
  • safeguarding of assets (including the Pension Fund)
  • compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and contracts
  • effective risk management processes.

The appointment of Head of Internal Audit is approved by the Provisional Council and the enlarged Committee for Route Charges. The head reports directly to the Director General and may bring matters to the attention of the Audit Board, the Provisional Council and the enlarged Committee.