The head of the CPC is the Chief Commissioner who represents CPC and manages its work. He has two deputies and together they form the decision making panel of the CPC. The CPC decides on substantial matters (related to corruption, conflict of interest, breach of ethics, adopting recommendations, etc) as a collegial body with majority of votes.
Chief Commissioner and two deputies are appointed by the President of the Republic of Slovenia following an open recruitment procedure and nomination by a special selection board. Candidates, which must meet professional and integrity standards, are screened and interviewed by a selection board comprising a representative of the Government, the National Assembly, non-governmental organisations, the Independent Judicial Council and the Independent Council of Officials. The Chief Commissioners’ term of office is six years, the deputies' five. The can serve up to two terms in office. Prior to the expiration of the mandate, they can only be dismissed from office by the President (on his/her own motion or on the motion of the Parliament), if they act in breach of the Constitution or the law.
Boris Štefanec, e-mail
Boris Štefanec was born in 1954 in Murska Sobota in the NE part of Slovenia. Upon finishing his elementary and secondary education in his home town he continued his studies at the Law Faculty in Ljubljana, from which he graduated in 1978. His first employment upon graduation was in a local company "Pomurka" as a legal advisor. He left Pomurka in 1980 and took on a job of a Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor's Office in Murska Sobota. He left that post after 5 years and took on the office of the Executive Secretary of the Municipal Committee of the Communist League of Murska Sobota which he held for a year, upon which he became a Secretary of the same organization. In 1990 he was appointed as a judge and employed at the District Court in Murska Sobota, while from mid 1992 up to his current appointment of the Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption he worked in his attorney's office in Murska Sobota.
He is married to Edita and has a son Boris Jr. He is a passionate hunter and a great chess lover - in his book collection he has several hundreds of chess books. He is a big fan of music, particularly classic rock and jazz.