NAOF's Advisory Board

The Advisory Board aims to advance the cooperation between the NAOF and its stakeholder groups and monitors the efficiency of the auditing operations and service capacity of the NAOF from the perspective of various partners.

The Advisory Board is composed of representatives of key partners and experts on financial administration and fiscal matters. The members also include the Auditor General and a staff member of the National Audit Office elected by the NAOF personnel as their representative.

The Advisory Board is appointed for a maximum term of three years.

Composition of the Advisory Board from 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2021


  • Member of Parliament Juhana Vartiainen, National Coalition Party Parliamentary Group, Chairman of the Advisory Board

  • Member of Parliament Päivi Räsänen, Christian Democratic Parliamentary Group, 1st  Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board

  • Auditor General Tytti Yli-Viikari, National Audit Office of Finland, 2nd Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board

  • Member of Parliament Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto, Green Parliamentary Group

  • Director General Mikael Collan, VATT Institute for Economic Research

  • Member of Parliament Katja Hänninen, Left Alliance Parliamentary Group

  • Managing Director Aki Kangasharju, ETLA

  • Member of Parliament Esko Kiviranta, Centre Party Parliamentary Group

  • Secretary General Karoliina Kähönen, Liike Nyt Movement’s Parliamentary Group

  • Director General Timo Laitinen, State Treasury

  • Permanent Secretary Anita Lehikoinen, Ministry of Education and Culture

  • Member of Parliament Aki Linden, Social Democratic Parliamentary Group

  • Deputy Government Controller-General Esko Mustonen, Ministry of Finance

  • Director General Seppo Määttä, Prime Minister’s Office

  • Permanent State Under-Secretary Päivi Nerg, Ministry of Finance

  • Member of Parliament Mikko Ollikainen, Swedish Parliamentary Group

  • Deputy Managing Director Timo Reina, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

  • Permanent Secretary Kirsi Varhila, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (as from 1 October)

  • Principal Performance Auditor Sami Vuorinen, National Audit Office of Finland, personnel representative

Permanent Experts

  • Committee Counsel Nora Grönholm, Parliament

  • Senior Expert Mikko Annala, Demos Helsinki

  • Planning Director Jenni Leppälahti, National Audit Office of Finland

Senior Auditor Suvi Kärki of the National Audit Office of Finland serves as the Secretary of the Advisory Board.