Domenico Scala, FIFA’s head of auditing and compliance, has resigned in protest at reforms at the governing body of world football.
Scala is angry the new FIFA council will have the ability to appoint and sack those in charge of its committees, including auditing, ethics and finance, the BBC reports.
The council replaced the FIFA executive committee in the aftermath of a corruption scandal at the organisation.
Committees had been “deprived of their independence,” said Scala.
The Swiss added it would now be possible for the council to “impede” investigations by either dismissing committee members or “through the threat of a dismissal.”
This, he added, “undermines a central pillar of the good governance of FIFA and destroys a substantial achievement of the reforms.”
Scala has played a key role in pushing through reforms after the scandals that prompted the departures of former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter and UEFA counterpart, Michel Platini.