The ICAC has been recognised as one of the world's top four anti-corruption agencies, by its secondment to a European-based panel deciding how to fight global graft. The FBI, South Africa's anti-corruption police and a representative of the European crime fighting body Europol are the other three bodies asked by Interpol to join the panel. ICAC representative, Assistant Director of Operations Daniel Li Ming-chak, will be joined by Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Dick Lee Ming-kwai when the panel meets at Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France, early next year. Mr Li, an investigator for nearly 22 years, who holds the commission's medal for distinguished service, said the move showed the ICAC's standing in the international community. ICAC Assistant Director of Operations Tony Godfrey said: 'I think it would be fair to say that we are seen as a role model by countries around the world.' Jim Wong, the FBI's liaison officer in Hong Kong, described the ICAC as 'one of the finest, if not the finest anti-corruption agency, in the world'.