On July 1, Bruno Parent succeeded Bruno Bézard as Head of the French General Directorate of Public Finances (DGFiP). Like his predecessor, he is responsible for providing leadership and direction to both tax administration and public accountancy departments that merged more than 6 years ago. Bruno Parent was Director General for Taxes between 2003 and 2007. He also held the position of Director General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control. More recently he has been Chairman of the Advisory Board fighting against money laundering and financing of terrorism.