On the 14th March,2016 Sierra Leoneans woke up to the news that President Ernest Bai Koroma has made massive changes, both within the Cabinet and as well as made certain statutory appointments. Mr.Ady Macauley was appointed as the new Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Commissioner to replace Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara who was also recently appointed as the country’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice.
Up to his appointment, pending Parliamentary approval, Mr. Ady Macauley was ace Prosecutor of the ACC under whose professional way of marshalling the law the ACC was successful in winning sensitive cases and by extension enabled Government to recover public funds that were pilfered by unscrupulous public officials.
Born on the 1st December,1978, Ady obtained an LLB(Hons) Second Class Upper Degree from the University of London in 2002 and later proceeded to the Inns of Court School of Law ,City University where he outstandingly excelled and was called to the Bar of England and Wales.
He came to do his Bar course in 2003 at the Sierra Leone Law School, passed the Bar Finals Exams and was called to the Bar. Ady finally returned home in 2006.
After that,he attended several training courses overseas in Africa and beyond relating to anti-corruption issues, law enforcement, Financial Intelligence issues, Money Laundering etc.
In 2014, the newly appointed ACC Boss pursued a Masters of Arts Degree Course in Anti-Corruption Studies at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Luxenburg in Austria where he emerged with flying colours. In 2015 he enrolled for a Masters of Arts in Anti-Corruption Studies at Vienna University.
Ady Macauley has a wealth of over 11 years working experience as Barrister & Solicitor of Superior Courts of Judicature of Sierra Leone. From, 2005 to 2007,he worked at Barrant & Co Solicitors, a firm of solicitors in London and served as its in-house Counsel in the Prison Law Department mainly serving clients serving jail sentences.
From there he went over to B & J Partners( a firm of the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Chernor Bah) where he dealt with commercial and corporate work helping clients to set up companies, offering corporate and commercial services among others.
In February 2011, Ady Macauley joined the Anti-Corruption Commission as Prosecutor and later on rise up to the position of Chief of Prosecutions, a position which he held until his recent appointment, with responsibility to manage and superintend the prosecution team, all Prosecutions at the ACC and later on report to the Commissioner.
From 2009 to 2010 he was Public Relations Officer of the Sierra Leone Bar Association a position which he prove very capable of handling. The following year, 2010 he was elected as Secretary General of the Association, a position which he occupied for two term.
He was Board Member of the National Asset and Government Property Commission.
Ady is a member of various development groups, the recent one is the Young Professional Groups which was involved in Ebola sensitization, raising cash to help survivors, and health workers. He is a team player and has the ability to work with other people.