“The passing of Jeremy Pope is a sombre moment for all of us at Transparency International. For many years Jeremy Pope played a key role in building the intellectual strength that backed up the consciousness-raising so vital to Transparency International. He was instrumental in creating many of the pillars that Transparency International stands upon today,” the Chair of Transparency International Huguette Labelle said.
“Jeremy Pope was indeed one of the intellectual fathers of Transparency International. He joined our organisation with a deep knowledge of institutions, how they should work, and the impact on society when they fail. He did help Transparency International develop pioneering ways to define and fight corruption. From the moment he accepted to become Managing Director of the TI-Secretariat in 1994 until his departure, he was my strongest partner and friend in building the TI movement,” said Peter Eigen, the founder and former Chair of Transparency International and currently Chairman of its Advisory Council.
Jeremy Pope pursued his long-time concern with the human rights dimension of corruption when he was appointed Commissioner on the New Zealand Human Rights Commission.