Mr. Hervé-Adrien Metzger was appointed as IPSAS Board Member in January 2021, nominated by the Conseil Supérieur de l'Ordre des experts-comptables and the Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux comptes of France.
Mr. Metzger joined the Cour des comptes, the French Supreme Audit Institution, in 1990 following a previous career as a naval officer (admin, financial and legal) which he retired with the grade of Captain (N). He was appointed as Senior Judge in 2006. His areas of expertise are in education, culture and defence as he served as the lead advisor for economic and financial affairs in the private office of the Minister of Defence in 1997. Since 1993, Mr. Metzger has been particularly involved in financial and performance auditing of many international organisations, including but not limited to, the International Criminal Court (ICC); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the Western European Union (WEU); the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO); and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). He also served four years on the International Board of Auditors for NATO of which he is a past chairman.
Mr. Metzger is a trained engineer (Ecole Polytechnique of France), lawyer and auditor. He was a recipient of the Legion of Honor in 2001 and received the decoration of Officer in the French National order of Merit and of Knight in the Order of Arts and Literature.
His Technical Advisor is Baudouin Griton.