The Honourable Michael Adams QC

Chief Commissioner
Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, New South Wales

The Honourable Michael Adams QC graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney in 1969. He practised as a barrister in New South Wales (NSW) and occasionally in other states and territories. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1988, Mr Adams was a part-time Chairperson of the NSW Law Reform Commission from 1996 to 2006. Before taking up the position of Chief Commissioner of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission in February 2017, he had served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW since 1998.


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.


Dr Gabrielle Appleby

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Dr Gabrielle Appleby is a Professor at the Law Faculty of University of New South Wales (Sydney) and the Associate Dean (International & External Engagement) for the Faculty. She researches and teaches in public law, with her areas of expertise including the role, powers and accountability of the Executive, the role of government lawyers, and the integrity of the judicial branch. She is the Director of The Judiciary Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and was the founding editor of Australia’s national public law blog, AUSPUBLAW. She is currently the constitutional consultant to the Clerk of the Commonwealth House of Representatives. In 2015-2018, she was a Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery Project, Law, Order and Federalism, looking at the effects of the High Court’s chapter III jurisprudence on State government law and order policy development. In 2016-2017, she worked as a pro bono constitutional adviser to the Regional Dialogues and the First Nations Constitutional Convention that led to the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Her books include Australian Public Law (3rd ed, Oxford University Press, 2018), The Role of the Solicitor-General: Negotiating Law, Politics and the Public Interest (Hart Publishing, 2016); and The Tim Carmody Affair (NewSouth Publishing, 2016). She has also spent time working for the Queensland Crown Solicitor and the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office.


Ms Susie Baker

Manager Investigations/Principal Investigator
Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

Susie Baker has over 25 years’ investigation and management experience commencing in Tasmania Police, before moving to Perth, Western Australia (WA) where she has led public sector disciplinary investigations, and performed oversight roles within government. As the Manager Investigations at the Corruption and Crime Commission, WA, she has responsibility for leading a multi-disciplined team in the investigation of allegations of serious misconduct. She is a key contributor to the strategic direction of the Operations Directorate, the development of strategic and operational policies, and the drafting of recommendations for public sector reform arising from investigations.

She is currently on secondment to the Department of Education, the largest public-sector agency in WA. As the Director Standards and Integrity, she is responsible for coordination of all disciplinary processes, and leads operational teams responsible for assessment of misconduct complaints, the management and investigation of staff misconduct, and the provision of professional learning strategies relating to standards and conduct. She oversees the development of policies and standards, and provides strategic advice in relation to management of misconduct risk across the organisation.


Mr Andrew Baker

Director Investigations
Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Andrew Baker has worked in law enforcement for 27 years. He commenced his career as a South Australia (SA) Police Officer in general uniform policing before being promoted to Detective. He has worked in various criminal investigation units including major fraud and internal investigations. He also spent two years working in the United Kingdom as an Anti-Piracy Senior Investigator. He commenced with the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, SA in 2013 as a senior investigator before being appointed Manager Investigations, and then Director Investigations.


Ms Ruth Bayley

Managing Director
Bayley & Associates Pty Ltd, Australian Capital Territory

After an earlier career in procurement with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Australian Public Service, Ruth Bayley founded Bayley & Associates, which operated as a registered training organisation specialising in government procurement. In this role, she provided training to thousands from all levels of government. She also became aware that no amount of training seemed to prevent some public officials and suppliers from acting in unethical ways. Ruth now focuses on her passion of building an integrity culture in government procurement. She is currently completing a PhD on corruption in government procurement processes at Queensland University of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration.


Mr Marcus Bezzi

Executive General Manager, Specialised Enforcement and Advocacy
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, New South Wales

Marcus Bezzi has been an Executive General Manager at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) since early 2009. He is responsible for the ACCC’s Specialized Enforcement & Advocacy Division; this division enforces cartel laws, manages the ACCC’s International engagement, coordinates the ACCC advocacy network and runs the ACCC intelligence unit. It also has responsibility for the ACCC’s work in units established to focus on substantial lessening of competition, agriculture, commercial construction and financial services.

He is currently a co-chair of the Unilateral Conduct Working Group of the International Competition Network (ICN), and was a co-chair within the ICN Cartel Working Group between 2009 and 2016. This group’s primary focus deals with the misuse of market power and other anticompetitive conduct by businesses. 

He has a background as a government and private sector lawyer.


Dr Chris Booth

Lecturer, Graduate School of Business and Law
RMIT University, Victoria

Dr Chris Booth is a lecturer and course coordinator in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs at the Graduate School of Business, RMIT University, Victoria. He presently runs the Business Consulting course for MBA students - the capstone course of the MBA. He is a researcher in the areas of applied business ethics, ethical leadership, strategy, and the application of ethical processes in newer forms of business practice such as Design Thinking. His research has been published in major international academic journals and he has had papers presented at major ethics conferences internationally. 

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Prof. Valerie Braithwaite

Professor, Regulatory Institutions Network, School of Regulation and Global Governance
Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory

Valerie Braithwaite is a professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on how and why citizens are distancing themselves from democratically elected governments and what changes in policy, implementation and regulation are needed to rebuild trust in public and private institutions. Her contributions to this debate include “Taxing Democracy,” “Hope, Power and Governance” and “Defiance in Taxation and Governance”, and the government reports Review of Higher Education Regulation (with Kwong Lee Dow) and All Eyes on Quality: Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011. She was a foundation member of the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) where she established the Centre for Tax System Integrity (1999-2006) and contributed to the Australian Taxation Office’s development of their responsive regulatory Compliance Model. Her regulatory work in other fields addresses:

  • child protection

  • aged care

  • tertiary education

  • work health and safety

  • work and school bullying prevention

  • workplace equality.


Ms Jane Brockington

Strategic Adviser, Integrity and Ethics
Institute of Public Administration Australia, Victoria

Jane Brockington is the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria’s Strategic Adviser (Integrity and Ethics), and has led work on the Integrity and Ethical Leadership Program (IELP) since its inception. She assisted the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) during the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission’s inquiries into serious integrity misconduct within DET. She is a non-executive director on the boards of the Transport Accident Commission, WorkSafe Victoria and TRY Australia, holds governance roles with VicRoads and Victoria Police, and is the Principal of Bridging Policy and Practice. She previously held senior roles in the Commonwealth and Victorian public sectors.


Prof. A J Brown

Professor of Public Policy & Law Program Leader
Griffith University, Queensland

A J Brown is:

  • Professor of Public Policy & Law in the Centre for Governance & Public Policy, Griffith University

  • former senior investigation officer for the Commonwealth Ombudsman

  • former Associate to Justice G E Tony Fitzgerald AC, Queensland Court of Appeal

  • a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

He is recognised internationally for his contributions to research and law reform on national integrity systems, anti-corruption agencies and public interest whistleblowing, including his leadership of the current Australian Research Council Linkage Projects, Whistling While They Work 2 and Strengthening Australia's National Integrity System: Priorities for Reform.

He has also advised many Australian governments and parliaments on issues of policy, legal and institutional performance, and reform in these areas, including in 2014 by contributing to the G20 leaders' anti-corruption action plan on whistleblowing, and in 2017 to 2019 as a Member of the Commonwealth Government’s Ministerial Expert Advisory Panel on Whistleblowing, leading to the recent first stage of reform to Australia's private sector whistleblowing laws. Since 2010 he has been an Australian board member of Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption, and in 2017 he was elected to the global board of Transparency International, where he chairs its Trends and Vision Committee and leads its current Vision 2030 process on the worldwide outlook with respect to corruption.


Mr Ben Broyd

Senior Lawyer
Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Ben Broyd is currently employed as a Senior Legal Officer assisting the South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC SA). In that role he assists the Commissioner in investigations of corruption, maladministration and misconduct in public administration.

Prior to his role with ICAC SA, he worked for the New South Wales (NSW) Director of Public Prosecutions and the NSW Police Integrity Commission (PIC). At the PIC he assisted in a number of public hearings including Operation Protea and Operation Barmouth.


Mr Martyn Campbell

Executive Director
SafeWork, South Australia

Martyn Campbell has 30 years’ experience working in compliance and investigation at senior executive level in the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia. Initially a senior detective in the UK police, he later qualified as a lawyer, specialising in the field of regulatory compliance and risk working in:

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Indonesia

  • Brunei

  • Malaysia

  • Hong Kong

  • Kuala Lumpur

  • Fiji

  • Singapore.

He has an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Newcastle, UK, a Masters in Law and a Masters in Occupational Health & Safety from Adelaide University, South Australia, and a Graduate Certificate in Compliance Management from the Australasian Compliance Institute.


Mr Gary Campbell APM

Senior Investigator
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

As a Senior Investigator, Gary Campbell APM conducts independent examinations of allegations of serious and systemic corruption. He is a dedicated law enforcement professional with over 30 years' investigative experience at the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity and the Queensland Police Service. His career has included significant serious and major crime investigations, with substantial involvement in the use of covert techniques as well as with inter-agency and inter-jurisdictional investigations on a state, national and international level. In 2012, he was awarded the Australian Police Medal for outstanding dedication to the Queensland Police Service, particularly in the field of Criminal Investigation.


Ms Renee Cassidy

Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit
Victorian Auditor-General's Office

Renee Cassidy joined the Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) in 2007 as a Performance Audit Analyst, and has since had Manager and Director roles. She has a background in health, and has undertaken audit work in a range of public sector areas including human services and justice. She has a particular interest in training and development and public sector evaluation. She manages a business unit of around 50 employees, and is responsible for VAGO's performance audit activities across a diverse range of portfolios.


Mr Gary Castledine

Group Manager,
Ambulance Victoria

In the past 21 years Gary Castledine has worked in metropolitan, regional and rural locations across Victoria as an Ambulance Paramedic, Team and Group Manager, following a three year stint with Victoria Police. He is currently completing the Master of Ethics and Legal Studies at Charles Street University, Victoria,  and has recently been appointed as Ambulance Victoria’s inaugural Integrity Officer. He is committed to developing an ethical workplace at Ambulance Victoria.


Mr David Caughlin

Director, Litigation and Advocacy
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

David Caughlin is the Director, Litigation and Advocacy at the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC), Queensland. He is responsible for conducting and managing litigation on behalf of the commission. He is a Barrister, and also has extensive experience in CCC hearings, both as Counsel Assisting, and Presiding Officer. Prior to his time at CCC he practised for several years in criminal defence at Legal Aid Queensland.


Mr Loris Cavallin

Manager Strategic Intelligence Unit, Intelligence Innovation and Risk Division, Professional Standards Command
Victoria Police

Loris Cavallin has been with Victoria Police for the past four years following a 37 year career with the former Commonwealth agency Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. His career has spanned a number of operational and corporate roles within his former organisation and for the past twelve years, he has held management roles within intelligence functions within each agency. 

His current career passion lies in identifying systems and processes that deliver improved career and welfare outcomes for employees and contribute to improving community safety and the community's confidence in its policing organisations. In his current role leading the Professional Standards Command Strategic Intelligence Unit, his focus is on working with his team in the early identification of risks and potential opportunities to respond to emerging risks. This focus aims to proactively support employees to enjoy long and happy careers delivering the best possible service to the Victorian community which in turn contributes to protecting and enhancing the reputation of the organisation.


Dr Michael Collins

University of Queensland Business School

Dr Michael Collins started his career in the Australian Army as a commissioned officer in the 1980s. After leaving the defence force in 1998 he consulted across a diverse range of public and private sector organisations in the areas of leadership assessment, development, and cultural change. He recently combined his consulting interests with an academic career investigating the causes and consequences of destructive forms of leadership. He has published his research in leading international journals and is currently at the University of Queensland School of Business where he teaches on the Master of Business Administration program.


Dr Rebecca Denning

General Manager Corporate Services
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Dr Rebecca Denning has a PhD in Criminology from Griffith University, Queensland (QLD). She is the Director of Policy and Research at the Crime and Corruption Commission, QLD, an Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Queensland and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has extensive experience in government and academic research, particularly in the criminal justice sector. She has directed agency and system-wide reviews of corruption and corruption risk, and has experience in evidence-based reform in the areas of volume and serious crime, corruption, criminal justice systems and policing.


Ms Sarah Dillon

Senior Project Officer, Prevention and Education
Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, New South Wales

Sarah Dillon is a Senior Project Officer in the Prevention and Education team at the New South Wales Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (NSW LECC). The Prevention and Education team conducts investigations and projects that focus on the prevention of systemic misconduct and maladministration within the NSW Police Force and the NSW Crime Commission.

She is a lawyer with experience in conducting investigations into systemic issues. Prior to joining LECC in 2017, she worked on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention in 2014, and the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into protection applications in the Children’s Court.


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 Legal at Victoria's Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption in January 2019.


Mr Peter Francis

Manager Standards and Policy
Public Record Office, Victoria

Peter Francis works in the Standards and Policy team at Public Record Office Victoria. He has 25 years' experience in management, quality assurance systems development, process redesign and change management. He has a Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.


Ms Catherine Geenty

Internal Ombudsman
Wollongong City Council, New South Wales

Catherine Geenty is the Internal Ombudsman at Wollongong City Council. She assists the Council to improve its transparency, accountability and governance. She is responsible for coordinating and undertaking independent investigations into complaints against Council staff and services, and addressing systemic issues identified during the complaints management process. She also provides internal training, guidance, and advice on how to improve probity and accountability in decision making to reduce the likelihood of corrupt conduct and maladministration.


Ms Deborah Glass

Victorian Ombudsman

Deborah Glass is the Victorian Ombudsman. She was appointed to a 10-year term in March 2014. Her office looks at the decisions and actions of Victorian government departments, local councils, statutory bodies and their contractors.

She was raised in Melbourne and studied law at Monash University. She practiced law briefly before leaving Australia, working for an investment bank in Switzerland before moving into a career in financial services regulation in Hong Kong and London. She then moved into police oversight and became a Commissioner of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) of England and Wales, heading up criminal and misconduct investigations into police. In 2008, she was appointed IPCC Deputy Chair and in 2012, was awarded an OBE for her service. She is on the board of the International Ombudsman Institute, which connects more than 190 Ombudsman offices world-wide, and is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman Association.

She is committed to ensuring fair and reasonable decision making, and to improving public administration. She holds a firm belief in public sector integrity and advancing human rights.


Ms Kate Griffiths

Senior Associate
Grattan Institute, Victoria

Kate Griffiths is a Senior Associate in Grattan Institute's Institutional Reform program, and co-author of the report Who’s in the room? Access and influence in Australian politics. She is a scientist and analyst, with experience in strategy consulting and public policy development. She has worked for The Boston Consulting Group with clients in the health and energy sectors, and in science and research policy for the Australian Government. She holds a Masters in Science from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the Australian National University.


Dr Kerry Halupka

Data Scientist
Victorian Centre for Data Insights, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Kerry Halupka is a Data Scientist at the Victorian Centre for Data Insights (VCDI) where she uses advanced analytics to help the Victorian Public Sector make better decisions underpinned by data.
Her undergraduate degree was in mechatronic engineering and she now has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering where she worked on an algorithm to improve the resolution of the bionic eye. Before joining VCDI, she was an artificial intelligence researcher at IBM, working on medical applications of machine learning to help doctors diagnose and manage diseases.


The Honourable Peter Hall QC

Chief Commissioner
NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

The Hon Peter Hall QC was appointed Chief Commissioner for a five-year term from 7 August 2017. Mr Hall was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1970, and was admitted to the Bar Association of NSW in June 1974. He was appointed Queens Counsel in 1992.

Mr Hall acted as counsel assisting the Building Industry Royal Commission and the inquiry into the Waterfall Train Disaster. He is a previous Assistant Commissioner of the ICAC, and has also acted as Counsel Assisting the Commission.

Mr Hall was appointed to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2005 as a Judge in the Common Law Division, and has also sat in the Equity Division, the Court of Criminal Appeal and the Criminal Trial Division. He retired from the Supreme Court in December 2016.

Areas of professional interest include the principles of unconscionability, fair dealing and duress in the formation of contractual relationships; integrity principles in government and public administration; and commissions of inquiry – powers and procedures. Publications include Unconscionable Contracts and Economic Duress (1985) (CCH) and Investigating Corruption and Misconduct in Public Office: Commissions of Inquiry Powers and Procedures (2004) (Lawbook C. Thomson Legal) – second edition currently in progress.


Prof. Leslie Holmes

Professor Emeritus of Political Science
University of Melbourne, Victoria

Professor Leslie Holmes has been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, since 1988, and Professor Emeritus there since 2014. He also teaches annually in Warsaw and Beijing, and sometimes at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna. He has authored or edited 16 books, including Police Corruption: Essential Readings (Elgar: 2014), and his work has been published in 16 languages. He specialises in post-communism, corruption, and organised crime, and has been a consultant on corruption to the World Bank and Transparency International, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 1995.


Ms Fiona Hunt

Executive Director, Professional Standards and Conduct Division
Department of Education, Western Australia

Fiona Hunt joined the Department of Education, Western Australia (WA) in July 2019 as Executive Director for the Professional Standards and Conduct Division. She is responsible for standards of staff professional conduct and integrity, management of allegations of misconduct by staff, audit, risk management, criminal history screening and legal services

Prior to this she was Director Performance, Assurance and Risk for the Department of Corrective Services, WA, from 2016. In 2017 she oversaw the amalgamation of risk and assurance functions following machinery of government changes for the now Department of Justice, and in 2018 was responsible for developing the Department’s response to six Corruption and Crime Commission reports into integrity and misconduct risks in Corrective Services.

She was previously a health services researcher and has published research on surgical utilisation and outcomes studies, using whole of population linked administrative health data. She has a first-class honours degree in Health Sciences and has undertaken postgraduate studies in epidemiological methods and data analytics.


Dr Gary Johns

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

The Hon Dr Gary Johns took up the role of Commissioner following a long and varied career in public service and policy advice, including as the author or editor of eight books on public policy. He was an inaugural board member of Volunteers Australia, a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Community Partnership, and the committee to design the Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Gary was a member of the House of Representatives from 1987-1996 and served variously as Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, and Special Minister of State and Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations. He served as an Associate Commissioner of the Commonwealth Productivity Commission 2002-2004.

He received the Centenary Medal in 2001 and the Fulbright Professional Award in Australian-United States Alliance Studies in 2002, which was served at Georgetown University, Washington DC.

He was Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, senior consultant with ACIL Tasman, Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University, and Visiting Fellow at QUT Business School.


Mr Jonathan Kaplan

Executive Director, Integrity and Assurance
Department of Education and Training, Victoria

Jonathan Kaplan is the Executive Director of the Integrity and Assurance Division in Victoria’s Department of Education and Training (DET). He has led the implementation of the Integrity Reform Program; a system-wide response to two high profile Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission investigations – Operations Ord and Dunham. He has also overseen major reform to the DET’s internal audit functions and, most recently, developed a three year Integrity Strategy to embed and build on DET’s achievements to date.

Prior to joining DET, he held senior roles in the Department of Justice and Regulation, and has qualifications in law and history, psychotherapy and counselling, and management.


Mr Nick Kimpton

Assistant Director Corruption Prevention
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

As the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) Assistant Director Corruption Prevention, Nick Kimpton leads the development and delivery of corruption prevention initiatives, products and materials, for ACLEI and its jurisdiction agencies. He has extensive public sector experience, including in Australian Government agencies with law enforcement, national security, and intelligence functions. Prior to joining ACLEI, he was the Assistant Director, Domestic Counter-Terrorism Policy in the Australian Government’s Centre for Counter-Terrorism Coordination. He holds a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Canberra with majors in Management, Governance and Policy, and Human Resource Management.


Mr Peter Lardner APM

Detective Superintendent, Taskforce SALUS
Victoria Police

Peter Lardner, APM has a broad operational policing background in both metropolitan and rural settings. As a Detective he worked at local Criminal Investigation Units and a variety of Crime Command areas, including the Child Exploitation Squad and Arson Squad.
He has been Local Area Commander for the municipalities of Yarra Ranges and Banyule, and Divisional Commander over the Stonnington and Port Phillip area.
As a Superintendent at the Civil Law Division he had accountability for organisational legal risk and matters where civil law impacts on Victoria Police.
In 2013 he was the Senior Investigating Officer leading an investigation into the corrupt access to many thousands of sensitive Victoria Police documents by a police member and his criminal associates. The investigation (Taskforce Keel) led to a number of people, including two police members, receiving jail sentences.

Peter is currently the Detective Superintendent in Charge of Taskforce Salus, investigating allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, including predatory behaviour, by Victoria Police employees


The Honourable Bruce Lander QC

Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Bruce Lander is South Australia’s first Independent Commissioner Against Corruption and Judicial Conduct Commissioner.

Bruce commenced his career as a Solicitor and Barrister and was appointed Queens Counsel in 1981.

In 1994 he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia and in 2003 he was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, an additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island, and the Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

In 2013 Bruce was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law by Flinders University for his contribution to the law and the University.


Ms Andrea Lester

Police Registration and Services Board, Victoria

Andrea Lester was appointed the President of the Police Registration and Services Board in 2015. The Board determines appeals of police discipline and promotion decisions, administers the police registration system, and undertakes advisory functions relating to education and professional development. She has worked in all aspects of public sector employment law over her legal career, and has acted in senior policy roles with state and federal governments. She holds degrees in law (with honours), science, and a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from the University of Melbourne, Victoria.


Dr Colleen Lewis

Adjunct Professor, National Centre for Australian Studies
Monash University, Victoria

Dr Colleen Lewis is an Adjunct Professor in the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University, Victoria. She has been researching and writing in the area of public sector accountability for over 25 years. One of her areas of interest is the politics that inevitably influences the structure, powers and jurisdiction of public sector anti-corruption bodies and their budgets. Her research points to the fact that political considerations all too often determine the ability of anti-corruption bodies to effectively discharge their investigative and preventive functions


Mr Loris Cavallin

Manager Strategic Intelligence Unit, Intelligence Innovation and Risk Division, Professional Standards Command
Victoria Police


Mr Alan MacSporran QC

Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Mr Alan MacSporran, QC was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law in 1978 and worked as a Crown Prosecutor until 1984 when he went to the private bar. He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland. Mr MacSporran was appointed Senior Counsel in 2005 and Queens Counsel in 2013.

He has prosecuted a range of matters on behalf of the Commonwealth Director of Prosecutions including large-scale tax frauds, insider trading and corporate crimes.

Between 2000 and 2006 he appeared for witnesses at the Shepherdson Inquiry into electoral fraud, was Counsel Assisting at the inquest into the Childers backpacker fire, and was Counsel Assisting at the inquest into a number of police shootings of mentally ill patients.

Mr MacSporran represented the State of Queensland at the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry and the Queensland Health Payroll System Commission of Inquiry. In 2015 he was appointed to review the Queensland greyhound racing industry.

From 2004 to 2009 Mr MacSporran served as the part-time Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Commissioner. He has also regularly provided legal advice to, and represented, the Criminal Justice Commission, the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Crime and Corruption Commission


Ms Marni Manning

Director, Intelligence
Queensland Police Service

Marni Manning began her career with the Queensland Police Service and has been involved in a number of criminal justice areas, including in centralised and line agencies. Her career has also involved international work in the United States of America, the North Pacific, and at the Hague, Netherlands. She returned to the Queensland Police Service in early 2019, after working with the Griffith Criminology Institute, Queensland, and the Department of Justice and Attorney General, Queensland, in the sentencing area. Her area of research interests include policing and ethics.


Commissioner Peter Martin APM

Queensland Corrective Services

Commissioner Peter Martin APM joined Queensland Corrective Services in November 2017 after serving the people of Queensland (QLD) for 38 years in the Queensland Police Service. As Deputy Commissioner, Regional Operations, he was responsible for the strategic direction, leadership, overview and review of the delivery of policing services across all five regions in QLD.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Health, School of Psychology and Counselling at Queensland University of Technology, an Executive Master’s degree in Public Administration through the Australian and New Zealand School of Government and Griffith University, QLD, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Administration.


Dr Jennifer Mason

Consultant and former Director General
New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services

Jennifer Mason is a former senior public servant, with more than thirty years’ experience in leadership roles within Commonwealth and state governments. She is a former Director General of the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services, and the Department of Juvenile Justice. She was contracted to lead the research and policy function for the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, and the production of the Final Report of the Commission. She continues to undertake research, advice and consultation functions for Commonwealth and state governments, and leading not-for-profit organisations. As an academic at the University of Sydney, and Macquarie University, for a number of years she has taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses on accountability, governance and public policy. She has a PhD from the University of Sydney, specialising in the analysis of government funding and oversight of the not-for-profit sector, particularly as it relates to the provision of out-of-home care for neglected and abused children. She continues to lecture, speak and publish in this field


Mr Oliver May

Deloitte Australia

Oliver May is a Director at Deloitte Australia who has helped non-profit organisations worldwide to tackle corruption. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was the head of counter-fraud for Oxfam GB where he helped the aid organisation to manage fraud and corruption risks across its 54 countries, and 31,000 staff and volunteers. He was also an investigator in the United Kingdom’s Serious Organised Crime Agency, and a criminal intelligence analyst. He is the author of the well-received book, Fighting Fraud and Corruption in the Humanitarian and Global Development Sector (Routledge, 2016), and has a second book on terrorist diversion in international aid due to be published next year.


Mr Alister McCulloch

Team Leader Prevention Policy and Research
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Alister McCulloch is the Team Leader Prevention Policy and Research at Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), where his projects have focussed on police investigations, the corrections sector, and organised crime cultivation of public servants. Prior to joining IBAC, he worked with law enforcement, legal and investigative bodies in Victoria, Queensland, the Commonwealth, Vanuatu and Cambodia.


Mr Conor McGarrity

Managing Director
Risk Insights, Queensland

Conor McGarrity's current focus is helping integrity and regulatory agencies use data to target their efforts and maximise their impact. He has more than a decade of dedicated corruption prevention work and has led teams on several public inquiries. His anti-corruption work has involved state, territory, and Commonwealth agencies, as well as private sector clients in Australia and overseas. His broader public sector experience includes almost 20 years in integrity management, public sector governance, and efficiency and effectiveness reviews.


The Honourable John McKechnie QC

Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

The Honourable John McKechnie QC was appointed Commissioner of the Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia in April 2015. He retired from the Supreme Court of Western Australia to take up the appointment after 16 years, the last three as Senior Judge General Division. He was the first Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia.
John McKechnie has taught trial advocacy for 30 years and presently is the course leader at Murdoch University. He has been involved in teaching at the National Judicial College of Australia for 10 years. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

He is a joint author of Criminal Law in Queensland Western Australia (8th edition).


Prof. John McMillan AO

Emeritus Professor
Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory

Professor John McMillan AO has held the statutory positions of Commonwealth Ombudsman (2003-10), Integrity Commissioner (Acting) for the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (2007), Australian Information Commissioner (2010-15), New South Wales Ombudsman (Acting) (2015-17), member of the Australian Copyright Tribunal (2015-18), and member of the Administrative Review Council (2003-14).

He is an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, where he taught administrative and constitutional law from 1983-2003. He is a co-author of Control of Government Action: Text, Cases and Commentary (2019, 5th ed), and is a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, an honorary life member of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law, and a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals.


Ms Alison McNulty

Senior Manager Standards and Policy
Public Record Office, Victoria

Alison McNulty manages the Standards and Policy team at the Public Record Office Victoria. She has over 20 years' experience working in public sector records and information management, and has a Master of Information Management from Royal Melbourne Institute Technology University.


Mr Greg Melick AO RFD SC

Chief Commissioner
Integrity Commission Tasmania

Chief Commissioner Greg Melick chairs the Board of the Integrity Commission, Tasmania. He practices as a barrister and mediator in several jurisdictions in both criminal and civil matters and holds several concurrent positions, including as National President of the Returned and Services League (RSL) Australia, part-time Deputy President of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and Special Investigator for Cricket Australia.

He is a former Principal Crown Counsel, Statutory Member of the National Crime Authority, the New South Wales Casino Control Authority and served as a Major General in the Australian Defence Force.


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.


Ms Danielle Moon

PhD Candidate/Sessional Academic
Macquarie University, New South Wales

Danielle Moon is a PhD Candidate and sessional academic at Macquarie University, New South Wales. As a qualified solicitor, she has a decade of experience in advising Central Government departments in the United Kingdom on complex and high-profile issues of law and policy. She has a particular interest in how law works in practice, and how law influences government administrative decision-making. Her current research focuses on freedom of information law from the perspective of public servants, and how to address organisational disincentives to openness.


Ms Kirsten Nelson

Principal Legal Officer
Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

Kirsten Nelson has over 20 years' experience in the public sector in New South Wales (NSW) and Western Australia (WA), principally in legal roles. She commenced her career as a State Prosecutor in NSW prosecuting police officers and others, for corrupt conduct exposed during the Wood Royal Commission into the NSW Police Force. She later became a Senior State Prosecutor at the WA Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. She joined the Corruption and Crime Commission, WA legal team in 2015.

In her role as a Principal Legal Officer she participates in and is Counsel assisting in public and private examinations arising from Commission investigations. She is currently completing an Australian and New Zealand School of Governance Executive Masters of Public Administration.


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.


Ms Jen O'Farrell

Chief Executive Officer
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Jen O’Farrell has been with Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) since July 2015 after first being appointed as the Executive Director, Strategy and Corporate Services and then as Chief Executive Officer in August 2018.

Prior to commencing at the CCC she assisted the Commission of Inquiry into the regulation of the Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry as the Commission’s Executive Director. This role allowed her to combine her experience in:

  • law

  • risk management

  • corporate governance

  • workforce management

  • organisational strategy.

She gained this experience through more than 15 years in both the public and private sectors, including as the General Manager, Strategy and Renewal and Director Legal Services at the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and as a solicitor with Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers.

She has a Bachelor of Laws (1st class honours, Queensland University of Technology), a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland) and a Bachelor of Business (Queensland University of Technology). She was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2008.


Ms Sarah Ogilvie

Senior Manager
People Advisory, EY, Victoria

With a doctorate in Organisational Psychology, Sarah Ogilvie has focussed her career on behaviour change and cultural transformation with 14 years' of experience. She works with Ernest & Young’s (EY's) People Advisory Services, where she applies her understanding of behaviour change and cultural transformation across the public and private sectors. Sarah has worked with the Institute of Public Administration Australia, Victoria (IPAA Victoria) to lead the research, design and development of the Integrity and Ethical Leadership Program, for principal development and delivery partner, EY. She led the EY team, working in collaboration with IPAA Victoria, and drew together a selection of facilitators with established success in both transforming the attitudes and behaviour of employees and in enhancing the efficacy of ethical decision-making.


Ms Jane Olsen

Senior Research and Policy Officer
New South Wales Ombudsman

With over 10 years’ experience in this field, Jane Olsen is responsible for public interest disclosures research and policy at the New South Wales Ombudsman. In this and previous roles, she has provided advice to hundreds of public officials or agencies on how to make or manage a report of wrongdoing, as well as developed best practice policies, guidelines and practical resources. She was an instrumental member of the research team on the Whistling While They Work 1 & 2 projects, and is an Australian representative on the working group developing an international standard on whistleblowing management systems in organisations.


Ms Catherine Pelling

Senior Engagement Officer
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Catherine Pelling joined Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission’s (IBAC’s) Prevention Policy & Research team in 2018, and now works in the Engagement team. Prior to this she worked for the Victorian Public Sector Commission on public sector integrity policies and processes, and a number of key reviews for the government regarding matters of public administration. Prior to joining the Victorian Public Service, she was a policy officer at Children and Young People with Disability Australia. She has a Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) from the University of Sydney.


Dr Alistair Ping

Adjunct Professor
Queensland University of Technology Graduate School of Business

Dr Alistair Ping has taught ethics for over 20 years in Australia, the UK and Africa. His experience includes teaching at Southern Cross University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Federation University, and Mount Eliza Business School, Victoria, as well as customised training programs for corporations, not-for-profit, and government organisations. He is also a Fulbright scholar in corporate social responsibility.

For the last eight years, Dr Ping has worked at Queensland University of Technology Graduate School of Business, where he teaches leadership and ethics, and is the academic director of the Queensland Treasury Great Leaders Program.


Prof. Tim Prenzler

Professor of Criminology
University of the Sunshine Coast

Tim Prenzler is a Professor of Criminology in the School of Law and Criminology, University of the Sunshine Coast. His teaching and research areas include:

  • crime and corruption prevention

  • policing

  • the security industry

  • police and security officer safety

  • gender in policing.

He has been the recipient of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Research Award on two occasions. His books include:

  • Regulating the Security Industry: Global Perspectives (2018, Routledge, with Mahesh Nalla)

  • Understanding Crime Prevention: The Case Study Approach (2017, Australian Academic Press)

  • Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement (2016, Taylor & Francis, with Garth den Heyer)

  • Policing and Security in Practice: Challenges and Achievements (2016, Palgrave-Macmillan)

  • Contemporary Police Practice (2015, Oxford University Press, with Jacki Drew)

  • Understanding and Preventing Corruption (2013, Palgrave, with Adam Graycar)

  • Ethics and Accountability in Criminal Justice (2013, Australian Academic Press).


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.


Prof. Janet Ransley

Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University, Queensland

Professor Janet Ransley is Director of the Griffith Criminology Institute and a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University, Queensland. Her research focuses on:

  • police governance and effectiveness

  • third party policing partnerships

  • regulatory crime reduction

  • criminal justice policy

  • governmental integrity and accountability.

She has been part of funded research collaborations on

  • policing illicit drugs

  • asylum-seeker detention

  • workplace violence

  • integrity agencies

  • many policing related topics.


The Honourable Robert Redlich QC

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

The Honourable Robert Redlich QC commenced a five year term as IBAC Commissioner on 1 January 2018.

Justice Redlich has an impressive legal history, having been a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria for 15 years, including 11 years as a Victorian Court of Appeal Judge. He was previously a member of the Victorian Bar for some 30 years and served for a period as Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council.

A proud Victorian and Honours graduate of Melbourne University, Justice Redlich’s significant achievements in legal practice were recognised with his appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 1984.

Justice Redlich brings extensive direct experience to IBAC, including the investigation of corrupt practices both within the public service and the police. This includes both successfully prosecuting and defending cases involving corrupt practices.


Mr George Rennie

University of Melbourne

George Rennie is a lecturer in politics at the University of Melbourne, and teaches undergraduate and masters subjects in politics, political communications, and lobbying. His primary expertise is in United States and Australian lobbying and regulation, as well as political and advocacy communications, including advertising and public relations. He is widely considered one of Australia’s leading experts in lobbying and transparency, and regularly contributes to a wide range of major media outlets, and writes for The Conversation and the Guardian on lobbying and political communications.


Mr Michael Riches

Deputy Commissioner
Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Michael Riches is South Australia’s (SA's) first Deputy Commissioner at the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC).
He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of ICAC and the Office for Public Integrity.
His career commenced in the Crime Prevention Unit of the Attorney-General’s Department, before joining SA Police. After obtaining a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice, he worked as a solicitor in the Police Legal Branch before moving to the Crown Solicitor’s Office, where he worked in the Civil Litigation Section, Advising Section, and as counsel in the Crown Counsel Section. He holds an Honours Degree in Law and Legal Practice, a Degree in Arts and a Diploma in Public Safety.


Dr Andrew Russ

Senior Education and Research Officer
Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Dr Andrew Russ received his doctorate in philosophy from the Centre for European Studies at the University of Adelaide in 2005, and went on to teach humanities and social sciences in universities around Australia for over a decade. He has published in the areas of political and social theory, philosophy and the history of ideas, and he has worked as an educational consultant and practitioner in the theatre and arts. Prior to working as a researcher for the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia, Andrew was a researcher at the South Australian Parliamentary Research Library for three years.


Prof. Roberta Ryan

University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government, New South Wales

Roberta Ryan is a professor at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and formally the director of the Institute of Public Policy and Governance and the UTS Centre for Local Government. Passionate about the role of local governments in enabling local democracy and places, she works extensively with local governments around Australia to strengthen their governance, place making, and citizen engagement.


Ms Claire Smith

Manager, Integrity Policy
Department of Education and Training, Victoria

Claire Smith is the Manager of Integrity Policy in Victoria's Department of Education and Training (DET).

She is currently leading integrity policy reform projects in the DET, including the development and implementation of the DET’s conflict of interest register.

She has over 10 years’ experience in the DET as a government lawyer and policy adviser, advising on corporate governance, public sector oversight and integrity reform.


Dr Russell G. Smith

Principal Criminologist
Australian Institute of Criminology

Dr Russell G Smith is Principal Criminologist at the Australian Institute of Criminology, and Professor in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, South Australia. He has qualifications in law, psychology and criminology, and has published extensively on fraud and corruption control, organised crime, and the costs of crime. He is co-editor with Professor Adam Graycar of the Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption, and manages the Australian Institute of Criminology’s research on costs of crime and fraud against the Commonwealth.


Dr Elizabeth Stark

Managing Director
Symbolix, Victoria

Elizabeth Stark is a co-founder of Symbolix, a diverse data science agency. Through her career she has combined a background in computational maths and communication to:

  • Design computationally efficient mathematical solutions to applied business problems.

  • Advocate and communicate about science, maths, and technology.

  • Lead teams and businesses to build bigger, bolder data science solutions in areas that matter, such as environmental management, urban networks and health and human services.

Currently she is focussed on building agile strategies for small teams, cloud software environments to power data science, and deep learning solutions to new problems.


Mr Fraser Stroud

Office for Public Integrity, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Fraser Stroud is the Director of the South Australian Office for Public Integrity (OPI).

He commenced his career in private practice, and later worked for the United Kingdom (UK) government to establish the Public Defender Service. He went on to found a successful legal practice in the UK, and was involved in many high profile criminal prosecutions.

After joining the OPI, he managed the Police Complaints Reform Project to launch the OPI’s statutory oversight functions in relation to South Australia Police

He holds an Honours Degree in Law and Legal Practice, and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1997.


Ms Kerry Thompson

Chief Executive Officer
Municipal Association of Victoria

Kerry Thompson is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). She is the first female to be appointed in this role since the MAV was formed in 1879, and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise from more than 20 years in executive leadership roles in the local and state government sectors.

Prior to joining the MAV, she was acting Chief Executive of VicRoads. She was the CEO at Wyndham City Council for five years and Maribyrnong City Council for seven years. Prior to this, she was also the Director of City Services and Assets at the City of Melbourne for four years.


Ms Giselle Tocher

Corruption Prevention Manager
Independent Commission Against Corruption, New South Wales

Giselle Tocher has over 10 years’ experience as a corruption prevention manager at NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW ICAC). During this time she has been involved in investigations and corruption prevention projects dealing with procurement, contract management and the payment of invoices. Prior to commencing at NSW ICAC, she worked in the private sector specialising in research and development tax incentives. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney.


Mr Jon Tuttle

Deputy Director Investigations
Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

Jon Tuttle is the Deputy Director of Investigations at the Western Australia Corruption and Crime Commission (WA CCC) which investigates allegations of serious misconduct by public officers across the state. In 2018 the commission also assumed responsibility for investigations into unexplained wealth. Prior to joining the commission he briefly worked at the WA Department of Justice leading their internal investigations. He spent 25 years in the WA Police where he had a diverse and varied career including 10 years as a detective. At the rank of commander he performed a number of roles including counter terrorism.


Ms Melissa Watson

Manager, Integrity Promotion and Review
Public Sector Commission, Western Australia

Melissa Watson has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector including in workforce practice and change management, compliance, and integrity promotion roles. For the last 10 years she has focused on building the ethical capability of Western Australian public authorities, including conducting reviews aimed at improving organisational processes and culture. She has also been instrumental in leading the development of programs and products to assist with misconduct prevention.


Mr John Watt

Managing Director
The Fraud Prevention Experts, Australia/New Zealand

John Watt has been heavily involved in fraud and corruption prevention for the last 15 years. During this time, he wrote the original New South Wales (NSW) Audit Office Fraud Control Improvement Kit, and has assisted a large number of agencies in managing their fraud control responsibilities, including the Australian Taxation Office, the NSW Police Force, the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, and the NSW Ministry for Health. He is finishing a dedicated fraud risk assessment for one of Australia’s biggest Councils currently involved in a significant program of capital works to reinvigorate the heart of the city.


Mr Nick Wells

Acting Director
The Department of Justice, Integrity and Accountability Directorate (IAD), Western Australia

Nick Wells is currently the Acting Director within the Western Australia (WA) Department of Justice, Integrity and Accountability Directorate (IAD). The IAD is part of the department’s professional standards division that was formed on 2 January 2019. He has been with the department for over two years and prior to that was with the Department of Education’s Standards and Integrity Directorate. He has over 20 years’ experience in law enforcement with the WA Police Force working within the professional standards division and serious crime squads as a Detective.


Mr Chris Wheeler PSM

Former Deputy New South Wales Ombudsman and now Chris Wheeler Consulting

As the former deputy New South Wales (NSW) Ombudsman, for 25 years, Chris Wheeler has been directly involved in:

  • complaint handling and management

  • investigations into complaints by members of the public

  • disclosures by whistleblowers

  • research into better ways to manage complaints and disclosures

  • the development of guidance publications

  • training in all aspects of complaint handling and expected standards of conduct.

He has also been responsible for the protected disclosure/public interest disclosure roles of the NSW Ombudsman since their legislation was first passed in 1994.


Ms Sue Wilkinson

Chief Executive Officer
Darebin City Council, Victoria

Sue Wilkinson was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Darebin City Council in September 2017. She has a strong track record in the delivery of high quality co-ordinated services and complex public policy outcomes.
She has significant senior leadership experience across both state and local government, having worked most recently as the CEO of Colac Otway Shire and prior to that in senior roles at the City of Monash, City of Port Phillip, and the Department of Planning and Community Development. 

She is highly regarded for her ability to engage with people and establish partnerships, and over the course of her career has developed strong working relationships with other levels of government and key stakeholders to deliver for the communities in which she has worked.


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.