Facilitators

 

 
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Mr Paul Alsbury

Senior Executive Officer (Corruption)
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Paul Alsbury has a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Laws, from Queensland University of Technology. He was admitted in Queensland as a Solicitor in 1999, and as a Barrister in 2001. He is also admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has over 15 years’ experience in the Queensland Public Service, including as a Crown Prosecutor with the Office the Director of Public Prosecutions, Executive Director (Legislation and Standards) with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and Executive Director (Legal Division) with the Queensland Police Service.

 
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Mr Sven Blummel

Victorian Information Commissioner

Sven Bluemmel was appointed as the inaugural Victorian Information Commissioner in September 2017.  Prior to this he served as Western Australian Information Commissioner for eight years, during which he was also a member of the State Records Commission alongside the Auditor General, the Ombudsman and a records management expert appointed by the Governor. 

Before 2009, he held senior positions in the Western Australian Public Sector Commission, the Western Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra. He previously practiced law in the private sector in Melbourne and Perth in the areas of information and privacy law.

Mr Bluemmel is a regular contributor to Australian and international publications and delivered guest lectures at various institutions, particularly in the areas of information law, technology law and administrative law. He is a fellow of Leadership Western Australia and served as President of the Institute of Public Administration in Western Australia for three years from 2014 until 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Science, both from the Australian National University. 

 
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Justice Jennifer Coate

Former Judge of the Family Court of Australia, Royal Commissioner, and Officer of the Order of Australia

Justice Coate is a former Judge of the Family Court of Australia. She served as a Commissioner on the five-year Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Prior to this, she held a number of appointments, including:

  • Judge of the County Court of Victoria

  • State Coroner of Victoria

  • the inaugural President of the Children’s Court of Victoria

  • Senior Magistrate of the Children’s Court of Victoria

  • Magistrate and Deputy Chief Magistrate of the Magistrate’s Court of Victoria.

Justice Coate has also worked as a part-time Law Reform Commissioner, a solicitor in private practice, a solicitor for the Legal Aid Commission of Victoria, and in policy and research for the Victorian Government.

In 2019 she was awarded an Order of Australia and became an Officer of the Order of Australia.

 
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Ms Kerryn Ellis

Director Corporate Services
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria (IBAC's) Director Corporate Services, Ms Kerryn Ellis, leads the Finance and Procurement, Information & Digital Services, Governance & Risk (including corporate strategic planning), and People & Culture teams. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the public sector, working in environments of change and building high-performing and agile organisations with positive, values-based leadership.

Before making the move to state government, Ms Ellis was Director Corporate Performance with the City of Greater Bendigo, and Manager Governance and Innovation at Knox City Council. She has also previously worked for the City of Melbourne and Bayside City Council. Ms Ellis holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma of Public Policy and Management, and completed the Local Government Professionals Executive Leadership Program in 2016.

 
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Ms Helen Fatouros

Director Legal
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Helen Fatouros has worked within the criminal justice system for over 19 years as a lawyer and leader within prosecutions and the legal assistance sector. Her previous roles include Executive Director Criminal Law Services at Victoria Legal Aid, and Legal Prosecution Specialist and Directorate Manager Specialist Sex Offences at the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions. In 2012, she led the Sexual Offences Interactive Legal Education Program, for which she received the Law Institute of Victoria 2013 President’s Award for Government Lawyer of the Year. She was a Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission between 2014 and 2018 and is a current Council Director of the Sentencing Advisory Council. She was appointed as Director Legar at Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption, Victoria in January 2019.

 
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Prof Adam Graycar

Professor of Public Policy
Griffith University and University of Adelaide

Professor Adam Graycar has held positions of Professor of Public Policy or Social Policy at:

  • Griffith University (Queensland)

  • Flinders University (South Australia)

  • National University of Singapore

  • Australian National University

  • Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

  • State University of New Jersey

  • University of New South Wales.

He has also been a visiting Professor at numerous leading universities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In 2010 he established the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption at the Australian National University. He acquired extensive policy experience over 22 years in the various senior level posts he has held in the Australian Commonwealth and the South Australian Governments. He now works extensively and globally with agencies such as the United Nations and World Bank, and is the author of approximately 300 academic publications. His latest book Understanding and Preventing Corruption was published in the UK and New York.

 
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Deputy Commissioner Simon Heath

Deputy Commissioner
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Simon Heath was appointed the full-time Deputy Commissioner at Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria on 13 August 2013. He has been practising law for more than 30 years and was a partner in private practice, specialising in litigation, administrative law, insurance and insolvency. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws, and is a qualified mediator and a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.

 
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Mr Alistair Maclean

Chief Executive Officer
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria (IBAC's) Chief Executive Officer, Alistair Maclean, is responsible for the general conduct and the effective, efficient and financial management of the functions and activities of IBAC. He joined IBAC in April 2013 from PanAust Ltd, where he helped build the company into a significant ASX100 gold and copper producer. He was previously an Australian diplomat, serving as ambassador to Laos from 2004 to 2007, following postings to Washington DC and Bangkok. In between, he fulfilled various roles in Canberra, including as a senior advisor to the Prime Minister. Mr Maclean holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of International Law. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 
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Ms Veronica McGowan

Director Prevention & Communication
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria (IBAC's) Director Prevention & Communication, Veronica McGowan, leads the delivery of IBAC’s corruption prevention mandate, which is supported by strategic intelligence, research, engagement and communication. She holds the position of Director Prevention & Communication, filling the role while the substantive Director, Christine Howlett, is seconded to the Royal Commission into the management of police informants, effective as of March 2019.

Ms McGowan is an experienced communication and stakeholder engagement specialist, having worked for more than 30 years in a range of senior public affairs, communications, government relations and stakeholder engagement roles across the public and private sectors. Ms McGowan has held director and advisory roles with a range of government, community, industry and business organisations, and holds a Bachelor of Science.

 
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Deputy Commissioner Katie Miller

Deputy Commissioner
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Katie Miller is a Deputy Commissioner at Victoria's Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), focusing on IBAC’s police jurisdiction. In her role, she supports IBAC to ensure that Victoria Police officers exercise their powers with integrity and according to the law and, in doing so, helps to strengthen community confidence in Victoria Police.

She came to IBAC after 15 years’ experience in the public sector, initially as a lawyer and later as a senior executive. She is a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Accredited Specialist in Administrative Law, a former President of LIV, occasional radio host on ABC 774, and is studying a PhD on whether administrative law is fit for the Technology Age

 
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Mrs Carolyn Nixon

Director Corruption Prevention and Intelligence Assessments
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Carolyn Nixon leads the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity’s Corruption Prevention practice. She has public sector, integrity, and law enforcement agency experience, and holds a Bachelor of Education, a Certificate in Training Practice (United Kingdom) and a Masters in Strategic Human Resource Management. She is an alumnus of the International Anti-Corruption Academy summer program in Vienna (2013). In 2017, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study international corruption prevention practices, in Hong Kong, Austria, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland. Her interests include best fit approaches to corruption prevention, multi-disciplinary tactics, and embedding prevention practice into every aspect of integrity agency work.

 
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Mr Lewis Rangott

Executive Director, Corruption Prevention
The Independent Commission Against Corruption, New South Wales

Lewis Rangott started his corruption prevention career at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW ICAC) in 2003 as a Senior Corruption Prevention Officer and Principal Officer. He then held senior corruption prevention roles in the public and private sectors before being appointed to the position of Executive Director, Corruption Prevention, at NSW ICAC in May 2017. He is also a certified fraud examiner.

 
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Mr David Robinson

Director Operations
Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

David Robinson was appointed Director Operations at the Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission in 2015. Prior to that he held senior positions in the Commission's corruption prevention directorate and assessment unit. He has over 25 years' experience in the Western Australian public sector, including at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, the Public Sector Commission and the Ombudsman's office. He has developed a deep interest in ethics and accountability mechanisms, and was recently appointed to the role of sessional lecturer at Edith Cowan University where he teaches a unit on misconduct and corruption prevention. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics and a Master of Arts in Public Policy.

 
 
 
 

Justine Simpkins

Manager Prevention and Education,
Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, New South Wales

 
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Mr David Wolf

Chief Municipal Inspector
Local Government Inspectorate, Victoria

David Wolf is the Chief Municipal Inspector and head of the Local Government Inspectorate (LGI), the dedicated integrity agency for all local councils in Victoria. He established and led the LGI from 2009 to 2013, and returned to this role in June 2016.

He has an extensive regulatory and communications background with previous management and executive roles in media, corporate communications, and more recently as a Director with Victoria’s building and plumbing regulator, the Victorian Building Authority.

In addition to his professional roles, he holds executive positions with incorporated community organisations, and is an Executive Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.