Anna Panagopoulou appointed as Director of Common Support Centre at DG Research and Innovation
On 25 May 2016 the European Commission appointed Ms Anna Panagopoulou to the position of Director 'Common Support Centre' at DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD), starting date to be decided. The directorate covers the DG R&I's legal support service, the audit service, the service for business processes, the IT service, and the service for Horizon 2020 information and data. Ms Panagopoulou, a Greek national, joined the Commission from the private sector in 1997. Between 1999 and 2009 she worked in the then DG MOVE before joining the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (now Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, INEA) as a Head of Unit in 2009. Since 2014, Ms Panagopoulou has headed the Department for Programme Support and Resources at INEA.