Elisabeth Werner, an Austrian national, joined the Commission in 1996. She has held various posts in the European Commission dealing with budget, budget control and anti– fraud, incl. as Commission Spokesperson, Member of Cabinet 2004–2008 (Vice–President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti–Fraud) and Head of unit responsible for relations with the Court of Auditors and budgetary discharge. In 2010–2014 Elisabeth Werner joined DG MOVE and headed the Planning, inter– institutional and communication unit for European transport policy. At the start of the Juncker Commission, Mrs Werner joined the cabinet of Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, in charge of Budget and Human resources, first as senior expert and as Head of Cabinet until end 2016.
Since 2017 Mrs Werner is back to DG Mobility and Transport and was appointed Director for Land Transport (rail and road).