The APSACC 2015 program will comprise keynote plenary sessions and four concurrent streams of presentations and panel discussions, delivered by senior practitioners, social commentators and academics in anti-corruption and related fields. Concurrent sessions will be tailored to specific topics and sectors appealing to individuals who want to enhance their corruption prevention skills, knowledge and techniques.

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There are a number of networking opportunities for APSACC delegates. Attendance at networking functions is included in the price of APSACC registration.

Join us at the following events to meet with colleagues, make new contacts and broaden your professional network:

  • Welcome reception
    Tuesday 17 November, 6pm to 8pm
    Soleil Bar, Rydges Hotel Southbank
  • Conference dinner
    Wednesday 18 November 2015, 7pm to 11pm
    Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Closing drinks
    Thursday 19 November 2015, 3:15pm to 4:15pm
    Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Keynote speakers

  • Lydia Cacho

    Journalist, Author and Human Rights Activist

    In 2000 Ms Cacho founded and directed a high security shelter for battered and sexually exploited women and children in Cancun, Mexico. She was the first woman in Mexican history to take to trial an organized crime ring involved with child pornography, sexual tourism and trafficking of women. View more.

    She filed a successful counter-suit for corruption and for violation of human rights. In this regard, Ms Cacho was the first woman in Mexico to file a federal suit against a Governor, a District Attorney, and a judge for corruption and for attempted rape in prison. Ms Cacho herself has been imprisoned for her work and has put her life on the line on behalf of women and children in Mexico. As a consequence of her unwavering defense of human rights and journalistic freedom, her own life has been repeatedly threatened. Despite these dangers, she continues to champion the advancement of human rights for all women and children because she believes that every single person deserves to live a life of dignity.

    With more than twenty years of experience as a workshop teacher and keynote speaker, Ms Cacho has toured the globe with her inspirational conferences on peace education, freedom of expression, and ethical commitment to changing the world. She has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly, UNESCO, and the European Union. She was recently appointed by the UNODC and the Spanish Government as Ambassador for the Blue Heart Campaign against sex trafficking.

    Ms Cacho has published seven books, one of them is the award-wining Manual to prevent, detect and heal child sexual abuse (Con mi hij@ no). In addition, she is a coauthor of several collective books. Currently, Ms Cacho is a columnist with El Universal, the main national newspaper in Mexico, and a workshop teacher on successful approaches to help trafficking victims and on Community Schools for Peace: a holistic approach to negotiate conflicts. Her new book, Slaves of power: a journey into sex trafficking around the world, will be released in many countries around the world during 2010.

  • Dr Daniel Kaufmann

    Natural Resource Governance Institute
    United States of America

    Daniel Kaufmann is the president of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), a policy institute and non-profit organization operating in more than a dozen countries. An economist, he is a pioneer in the field of governance and anti-corruption worldwide. Dr Kaufmann is a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution and has also held several high-level positions at the World Bank. View more.

    He is a full member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative international board. Dr Kaufmann, a Chilean, received an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at Harvard, and a B.A. in economics and statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Martin Kreutner

    Dean and Executive Secretary
    International Anti-Corruption Academy

    Martin Kreutner is Dean and Executive Secretary of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). He served as Director of the Austrian Federal Bureau for Internal Affairs for nine years and as President of the European Partners against Corruption (EPAC/EACN) network for eight years. View more.

    He has extensively lectured on anti-corruption, international humanitarian law, and security topics all around the world. He is/was a member of several international boards and a senior reviewer for, e.g., the UN, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, and the World Bank. Martin Kreutner holds a Master in Law from the University of Innsbruck and a Master in Policing and Public Order Studies from the University of Leicester.

  • Dr Kerry Schott

    Moorebank Intermodal Company Ltd

    Kerry Schott is Chairman of the Moorebank Intermodal Company Ltd, a Director of NBN Co, a Director of TCorp Board in NSW, a Director of Infrastructure Australia and the Whitlam Institute. Kerry recently chaired a Panel appointed by the Governor of New South Wales to report on Political Donations. Previously she was the CEO of the Commission of Audit for the NSW Government. View more.

    The Audit was completed early in 2012. Previously Kerry was Managing Director and CEO of Sydney Water from 2006 to 2011. Currently Kerry is advising NSW Treasury on the sale of the government owned electricity generating plants following a similar role on the sale and lease of the Sydney desalination plant in 2012.

    Kerry spent 15 years as an investment banker, including as Managing Director of Deutsche Bank and Executive Vice President of Bankers Trust Australia. During this time she specialised in privatisation, restructuring, and infrastructure provision. Prior to becoming an investment banker Kerry was a public servant and an academic. Kerry holds a doctorate from Oxford University, a Masters of Arts from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver and a Bachelor of Arts (first class Honours) from the University of New England.  She was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science (Economics) from the University of Sydney.

  • Alexandra Wrage

    TRACE International Inc
    United States of America

    Alexandra Wrage is president and founder of TRACE. Ms Wrage is a member of the 2015 B20 Taskforce on Anti-Corruption, which will draft recommendations to G20 leaders for consideration in their global economic policies.  She is a former member of FIFA’s ill-fated Independent Governance Committee and has held numerous committee positions, including Chair of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the ABA’s International Section and Chair of the International Legal Affairs Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel. She has participated in anti-bribery working groups with the OECD and UN Global Compact. View more.

    Ms Wrage was named one of the “Canadians Changing the World” by the Toronto Globe and Mail and received a Women in Compliance "Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Compliance Industry." Prior to founding TRACE, Ms Wrage was international counsel at Northrop Grumman.  Ms Wrage, a Canadian, studied law at King’s College, Cambridge University.

    She is the author of Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security, co-editor of How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes and the host of the training DVD Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business, produced by NBC. Ms Wrage has written three compliance guidebooks and is a guest blogger for Forbes and Corporate Counsel. She speaks frequently on topics of international law, anti-corruption initiatives and the hidden costs of corruption.

Conference Speakers

  • Richard Baker

    Investigative reporter
    Fairfax Media

    Richard Baker is an investigative reporter with Fairfax Media. He writes on a wide range of issues, including crime, corruption, politics, sport, business, defence and social affairs. Together with colleague Nick McKenzie, Richard has broken some of Australia's biggest corruption stories that have embroiled big names such as Leighton Holding, Football Federation Australia and Tenix. But by far the biggest story has been his and McKenzie's revelations about the Reserve Bank of Australia's note printing subsidiaries being involved in the bribery of foreign officials. Their work lead to Australia's first prosecutions under foreign bribery laws and an international police investigation that remains on-going. Richard has won several major journalism awards, including five Walkley awards.

  • Richard Bingham

    Queensland Integrity Commissioner

    Richard Bingham is the Queensland Integrity Commissioner. He was previously South Australian Ombudsman, inaugural chair of the Tasmanian Electoral Commission, and Secretary of the Tasmanian Department of Justice.

  • Mike Blake

    Tasmanian Audit Office

    Mike Blake was appointed Tasmanian Auditor-General on 10 May 2004. Prior to accepting the position, he was Auditor-General for the Northern Territory. His career has involved working in both the private and public sectors, firstly with Deloitte Ross Tohmatsu for 16 years starting in Zimbabwe and ending in Western Australia, where he joined the Audit Office of Western Australia rising to the position of Deputy Auditor-General. Mike was a partner with Deloitte Zimbabwe for 8 years. View more.

    Mike has been active in standard setting in Australia being a member of the Consultative Committee to the former Public Sector Accounting Standards Board from 1994 to 1998 and he was a Board member in 1999, a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board's Urgent Issues Group representing Auditors-General from 2003 to 2005 and was appointed to the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board on 1 January 2006. While with this Board, Mike played a key role in developing standards for performance and compliance auditing in the public sector and until stepping down from the Board on 31 December 2011, he was joint chair of a project group developing an assurance standard for general purpose water accounting reports.

    Mike chaired the Advisory Board to the University of Tasmania's Faculty of Business for three years, Regional Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Tasmania from 2007 and 2008 and he is currently a Board member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. He also chaired the Tasmanian Council of Professional Bodies for three years.

    Mike has a BCom from the University of Natal, Durban, is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, CA ANZ, CPA Australia and of GIA, an Honorary member of the Institute of Public Accountants and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is married to Jenny. They have three children and two grandchildren. Mike and Jenny love living in Tasmania.

  • Paxton Booth

    Director Integrity Services
    Crime and Corruption Commission (Queensland)

    Mr Paxton Booth is currently the Director, Integrity Services at the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC). During his time with the CCC he has worked in various legal roles advising on the direction of corruption investigations. Prior to that Mr Booth worked for 10 years as a lawyer for the Queensland Police Service, including six years as Manager of the Legal Unit providing advice to police on major and complex police investigations. He has extensive experience oversighting covert investigations and the exercise of covert powers in criminal and corruption investigations. Mr Booth's professional experience includes five years with the Office of the Director of Prosecutions conducting committals, sentences, trials and appeals on behalf of the Crown.

  • Tracy Burgess

    Director Specialist Services
    NSW Trustee and Guardian

    Tracy Burgess is a career public servant having worked in various agencies in NSW. She has a Bachelor of Business Management and an Executive Masters in Public Administration and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Psychology. Her current role is Director Specialist Services in NSW Trustee and Guardian and also carries the chief audit role. She has a passion for risk management and bores people to death at parties with treatment strategies.

  • Gillian Carter

    Corruption Prevention Officer
    Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia

    Gillian Carter has worked as a Corruption Prevention Officer with the Corruption and Crime Commission (WA) since November 2011. After completing a PhD in English, Communication and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia (UWA), Gillian spent two years developing social policy in a community legal centre, before returning to UWA to work in the University's Equity and Diversity office. There she spent several years in research and strategic policy development, as well as meeting the University's compliance obligations in the equal opportunity and anti-discrimination areas. View more.

    A key focus of the Equity and Diversity office was achieving University-wide culture change through the integration of equity and diversity policy and practice at the local level. Gillian's work at the Commission has a similar aim of achieving culture change in the Western Australian public sector. Her work to date has focused on projects looking at organisational capacity to prevent, identify and deal with misconduct in procurement in local government and health.

  • Mitch Castles

    Detective Sergeant
    Crime and Corruption Commission (Queensland)

    Detective Senior Sergeant Mitch Castles has been a Queensland police officer for the past 29 years, the majority of time serving as a detective in such locations as Far North Queensland, Brisbane Metropolitan , Homicide Squad, Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Fraud and Cyber Crime Group. In 2012 Detective Senior Sergeant Castles received the QPS Award for Excellence for the high quality of investigation into the 25 deaths resulting from the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley flood event in January 2011. View more.

    In 2008 and again in 2010 Detective Senior Sergeant Castles was awarded the Commissioners Certificate (Operational) the highest award given to a member of the police service for operational performance in major crime investigation. Detective Senior Sergeant Castles holds the qualifications of Masters of Leadership and Management in Policing, as well as various diplomas in Investigations and Public Safety. He is currently seconded to the Crime and Corruption Commission as the Operations Leader of the Special Investigations Unit.

  • Tin Yeow Cheng

    Senior Assistant Director
    Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau

    Mr Tin Yeow Cheng is a Senior Assistant Director in the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) of the Prime Minister’s Office. He has been with the CPIB for 26 years, most of which was with the Investigations Department. He was in charge of the Intelligence Branch for 6 years before taking charge of the Special Investigation Branch that investigates corruption in the public sector.

  • Ugwu Chukwuka E.

    PhD Lecturer
    University Of Nigeria

    Ugwu Chukwuka E. Ph.D in Public Administration and Local Government is currently a senior lecturer in both Institute of African Studies and Department of Public Administration and Local Government of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus. He has published many journal articles on Issue relating to African Studies, the public sector process and policies especially on Nigeria and African continent. He has travelled to other continents in attendance of International Conferences and summits.

  • Scott Collins


    Scott Collins is a lawyer with the Independent Commission Against Corruption. He has worked in the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission and was a prosecutor with the Queensland DPP. He has acted as a criminal justice adviser for the UN and NGOS and the Australian government in East Africa, the South Pacific and the Balkans.

  • Matthew Condon

    Author and journalist

    Matthew Condon is the author of several novels, works of non-fiction, and is the two-time winner of the Steele Rudd Award for short fiction. His novels include The Motorcycle Café, The Pillow Fight and The Trout Opera. In 2013 he published Three Crooked Kings – the first instalment in a trilogy on the life and times of former Queensland police commissioner Terry Lewis, and crime and corruption in Queensland and NSW over a half-century. It was awarded the John Oxley Library Award 2013. The second volume, Jacks and Jokers, was published in April 2014 and was nominated for a Walkley Award. The final instalment in the trilogy – All Fall Down – will be published this year. Condon is currently Adjunct Professor in the Creative Arts at the Queensland University of Technology.

  • Darren Curd

    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Sworn NSW Police Officer from 1984 to 2003 including 13 years in Criminal Investigation attaining the level of Detective Sergeant. Various investigations including fraud, property, drugs, sexual assault and homicide. Worked in Divisional Detectives and Crime Agencies (Major Crime). ICAC Investigator from 2006 to present, involved in numerous investigations into corruption in the public sector. Holds a Bachelor of Policing, Investigations and numerous policing and investigation based training courses.

  • Stephen Day

    Major General
    Australian Army

    Stephen Day is a Major General in the Australian Army and, since 2004, has been a member of Defence’s senior leadership group. He has just stood down from his appointment as Head of Cyber at the Australian Signals Directorate and as the inaugural Coordinator of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). As Coordinator of the ACSC he was responsible for leading the federal government’s efforts to protect national security and economic prosperity from the threat through cyber. He has stepped down to hang up his uniform and move to the private sector.

  • Benjamin Duell

    Principal Financial Investigator
    Crime and Corruption Commission (Queensland)

    Benjamin Duell is a very experienced Law Enforcement Forensic Accountant, who is currently employed as a Principal Financial Investigator at the Crime and Corruption Commission Special Investigations Unit. Currently he is coordinating a financial investigation team supporting Operation Lima Violin II, a special investigation being conducted by the Commission into Cold Call Investment Fraud (boiler room fraud) on the Gold Coast. View more.

    During Benjamin Duell's career spanning 25 years, he was instrumental in providing financial investigation support to numerous high profile proceeds confiscation, money laundering, major fraud and drug investigations in Queensland, including:

    • Michael Falzon and James O'Brien (Drug Trafficking & Production) - Proceeds Pecuniary Penalty Order for $28,102,477.12 (the largest proceeds order to date in Queensland).
    • Joel Barlow aka The Tahitian Prince - recovery of $12 million of the $16 million defrauded from Queensland Health.
    • Arian Shabanzadeh - Forfeiture of $4.3 million cash.
    • Operation Warrior - led a financial investigation team in support of a major drug trafficking investigation resulting in the arrest of 73 people arrested for drug trafficking, restraint of over $6.8 million worth of assets and forfeiture of $3.18million worth of assets.
    • Conviction of Queensland MLA and Government Minister of the Crown Gordon Nuttall for secret commission offences.
    • Albert John Rhodes (Cannabis Trafficking & Production) - $20 million Pecuniary Penalty Order. Benjamin is very experienced in a wide range of complex financial investigations and in particular has successfully appeared on numerous occasions as an expert witness presenting financial evidence in various Queensland Courts and Tribunals.

  • Kristy Edmonds

    Assistant Director, Strategy and Governance
    Corruption and Crime Commission

    Dr Kristy Edmonds is an experienced public officer and academic researcher with a Ph.D. from Murdoch University, Western Australia. Kristy has worked in the Western Australian public sector in a variety of policy, governance and strategy-related roles primarily dealing with integrity, misconduct and disciplinary systems at agency and central government levels. She has been with the Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia since 2011 most recently as Assistant Director Strategy and Governance.

  • Sarah Elks

    Queensland Political Reporter
    The Australian Newspaper

    Sarah Elks is currently the Queensland Political Reporter for The Australian newspaper, based in Brisbane. During her time with the broadsheet, she has covered daily news and some of the nation’s highest-profile court cases, including the trials of Bundaberg doctor Jayant Patel, corrupt political Gordon Nuttall, wife-murderer Gerard Baden-Clay, and Daniel Morcombe’s killer Brett Cowan. As North Queensland correspondent, Sarah and colleague Tony Koch uncovered serious maladministration at flagship indigenous private school Djarragun College. As a result, decorated principal Jean Illingworth was convicted of defrauding the state and federal governments of more than $3m in enrolment funding.

  • Dominic Feenan

    Media Adviser
    Crime and Corruption Commission

    For 12 years, Dominic has developed and implemented media relations, corporate communications and stakeholder engagement strategies for government and private sector agencies. At the CCC he provides strategic media advice on issues affecting the agency, including high profile and often sensitive investigations. Dominic has previously worked for the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and a peak national industry body where he has provided expert advice on issues attracting significant Australian and international media attention including national security incidents, terrorist activities, international crisis situations, controversial government programs such as the Home Insulation Program, federal law enforcement investigations, workplace deaths and injuries, natural disasters and government infrastructure roll-out concerns. Dominic was also deployed by the AFP alongside operational staff to peacekeeping and capacity development missions in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste and to Christmas Island during a significant period of unrest.

  • David Franks

    Director, Fraud and Security
    Commonwealth Department of Agriculture

    David Franks is the Director Fraud and Security for the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture. David has occupied this current role for the past four years and is responsible for the management of his department’s fraud, corruption, public interest disclosure and protective security matters. Since commencing in this role, David has managed the undertaking of department wide fraud, corruption and protective security risk assessments; development of a suit of policies and procedures; oversighted fraud and corruption investigations; and managed the development of elearning products for use by the department’s 4,000 staff who are situated at more than 100 locations domestically and overseas.

  • Peter Gallagher APM

    Commander, Professional Standards Command
    New South Wales Police Force

    Assistant Commissioner Gallagher joined the New South Wales Police Force as a cadet in 1976. During cadet training he received three months seniority for academic excellence and was the last person sworn into the organisation at the age of 18 years and 9 months. He initially served at Maroubra Police Station receiving the Peter Mitchell Award for the highest place in secondary training, after which he transferred to Wagga Wagga. View more.

    He performed general duties at Wagga and eventually joined the Wagga Detectives’ Office as a plainclothes applicant. Assistant Commissioner Gallagher performed general duties and detectives work in Grafton, Ballina, Casino and Lismore throughout his career. He was awarded first place in both the Potential Crime Investigators Course and the Detectives Course. In the early 1990’s he was seconded to the Independent Commission Against Corruption where he worked as an investigator and senior investigator; in the main investigating allegations of corruption involving local councils.

    Following this secondment, he returned to the Police Force and was eventually promoted to Commander, Canobolas Local Area Command (Orange) in 2000. He has worked as a Local Area Commander at Orange, Ku-ring-ai (Hornsby) and Flemington. He has also performed duties as the Commander - Employee Management Branch, Commander - HR Command Support Project Team, Director - Corporate Human Resources, Commander - Western Region, and Commander - Commissioner’s Special Projects Team. He is presently the Commander of the New South Wales Police Force Professional Standards Command.

    Assistant Commissioner Gallagher has completed a secondment with the Australian Institute of Police Management which saw him travel throughout the Pacific Region delivering and reviewing capacity training for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. He has conducted training in Human Resource governance and complaint management throughout the New South Wales Police Force. He has attended the Scottish Police College and studied policing within the London metropolitan area. He was invited to China by their Public Security Bureau to lecture on human resource management and he has completed a three week study tour of Canada which saw him lecture at the Canadian Police College (West) in British Columbia. He has performed many teaching roles throughout his career and has variously been a S.W.O.S. operative and hostage negotiator. He has also performed a great deal of duty with the (then) Child Mistreatment Unit.

    Assistant Commissioner Gallagher holds a number of post-graduate qualifications, including a Masters of Leadership and Management (Policing), and a Master of Arts (Terrorism, Safety and Security). His present PhD studies involve the self-identification and motivation of police officers.

  • Graham Gill

    General Manager, Evaluation & Intelligence
    New Zealand Serious Fraud Office

    Graham Gill is the General Manager Evaluation and Intelligence at the NZ Serious Fraud Office. He has led the Evaluation & Intelligence team since March 2012, after joining from the NZ Commerce Commission where he was a Manager in the Competition Branch. Prior to that, Graham was a Detective Sergeant in the NZ Police Criminal Investigation Branch.

  • Michael Gleeson

    Acting Deputy Ombudsman (Police)
    New South Wales Ombudsman

    Michael Gleeson joined the NSW Ombudsman in 1993 and since then has worked mostly within the Ombudsman’s Police and Compliance Branch (the PCB) including seven years as Manager of the PCB. In January 2014 Michael was appointed Acting Deputy Ombudsman and in this role is responsible for the NSW Ombudsman’s functions relating to the NSW Police Force including oversight of the police complaints system, complaint investigations, inspections and audits, legislative reviews and keeping under scrutiny police use of certain extraordinary powers including those for policing of terrorism offences and public disorder. Michael has a broad range of skills and experience relating to civilian oversight of police and holds a BA and Diploma of Government (Investigations).

  • Richard Glenn

    Deputy Ombudsman

    Richard joined the Office in September 2013 for a five-year term. Before joining the Ombudsman’s Office Richard held senior positions in the Attorney-General’s Department dealing with law and policy in areas including business law, privacy, freedom of information, personal property securities reform, native title and national security. In 2003, Richard worked as an associate to Justice Ian Callinan AC of the High Court of Australia, and before joining the Attorney-General’s Department in 1999 he worked as a solicitor for the Department of Finance and in private practice.

  • Sarah Goodall

    Manager: Investigations & Reviews
    Independent Police Conduct Authority (New Zealand)

    Sarah is a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience. She practised in the UK prior to moving to New Zealand and joining the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) in 2011. In 2013, she was appointed to manage the IPCA’s investigations and reviews team. This team deals with the most serious allegations and complaints about Police misconduct. As part of her role, she has personally undertaken several high profile investigations into Police actions.

  • Nick Goodear

    Detective Sergeant
    Victoria Police

    Nick joined Victoria Police in 1990, performing duties at inner city suburbs of Fitzroy, West Heidelberg, and Preston. Nick has successfully investigated a broad range of crimes including Kidnapping, Product Contaminations, serious drug and firearm offences. In September 2011, Nick transferred to Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit as a Detective Sergeant.

  • Rachael Gray

    Detective Sergeant
    Crime and Corruption Commission (Queensland)

    Detective Sergeant Rachael Gray joined the Queensland Police Service in 1992. She worked in a number of investigative areas within the Crime Operations Branch tackling major and organised crime before commencing work at the then-Crime and Misconduct Commission in August 2010, where she now conducts complex public sector corruption investigations.

  • Professor Adam Graycar

    Professor, School of Social and Policy Studies
    Flinders University

    Adam Graycar is Professor in the School of Social and Policy Studies Flinders University, Adelaide. He is also Visiting Professor at the Australian National University, where he teaches an undergraduate course "Corruption in our World". At ANU he is Director of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption. He has had long experience in government, both Commonwealth and State, and has worked globally. He is continuing his current work on anti-corruption matters with the UN and the World Bank.

  • Andrew Greaves

    Queensland Audit Office

    Andrew Greaves was appointed as the 22nd Auditor-General of Queensland in December 2011. This appointment is the culmination of a 30 year career predominantly in public sector external audit, which began with the Australian National Audit Office in Canberra. Before taking up his present role, Andrew was an Assistant Auditor-General with the Victorian Auditor-General's Office; and immediately prior to that he worked as a management consultant in the early 2000's. His areas of expertise cover both financial and performance auditing, as well as risk management and internal control. Andrew studied Economics and Accounting at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow both of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and of CPA Australia.

  • Michael Griffin

    Integrity Commissioner
    Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

    Mr Griffin served in the Australian Regular Army between 1975 and 1997, and again between 2013 and 2015, reaching the rank of Brigadier. From 1997 until 2013 he was a solicitor with the Sydney law firm of Spooner and Hall and has held a range of senior positions dealing with integrity, governance and criminal investigation. Between 2012 and 2013, Mr Griffin was an Examiner in the Australian Crime Commission. Immediately prior to his appointment as Integrity Commissioner, he was Director of Military Prosecutions in the Department of Defence. Mr Griffin was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for his service to administrative law.

  • David Grigg

    Manager Integrity Support Team
    Department Of Corrections

    David Grigg qualified with a BA in Psychology and Criminology before starting with the Department of Corrections ten years ago as a frontline Probation Officer. Since this time, he has progressed through a number of role, to now managing the internal Integrity Support Services team.

  • Omar Hawthorne

    University of The West Indies, Mona

    Dr Omar Hawthorne is a lecturer with the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona. She earned her Ph.D. in International Studies at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Omar's primary research areas include: Corruption Reform, US Foreign Policy and International Relations, Good Governance and International Development.

  • Allister Higgins

    Associate Director

    Allister Higgins is a member of KPMG's international forensic practice. Based in Canberra, Allister is KPMG's lead interface on many of KPMG's fraud and anti-corruption engagements with Commonwealth and ACT Government clients.

  • Garry Hunt

    Chief Executive Officer
    City of Joondalup

    Garry has held executive positions in Local Government since 1977 including his current role as Chief Executive Officer of the City of Joondalup, and prior to this the City of Perth and City of Melville, both for eight years. In the period 2002 to 2005, he specialised in overseas consulting and completed assignments in South Africa and Malaysia. He also acted as an adviser to the business sector in relation to Local Government activities. He has held executive positions with the Institute of Municipal Management (now Local Government Managers Australia) and the International City/County Management Association based in Washington DC, USA. View more.

    He was awarded a Public Service Medal in 1998; and in 2004 was awarded the Local Government Managers Australia (WA) Medal in recognition of his contribution to the local government profession. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the City of Joondalup in 2005 at the time the Council was suspended and the Inquiry into the City of Joondalup was under way. The City of Joondalup has been transformed since the Inquiry and it is now recognised as a benchmark local government in Australia. He served as a member of the Senate of Murdoch University from 2004-2013 and also served as a member of the local Government Advisory Board for eight years up to 2004.

  • Dr Iris Kirkpatrick

    Assistant Director, Corruption Prevention Division
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Iris is the Assistant Director, Corruption Prevention Division with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. She has a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Sydney, an MSc Information Management Systems and an honours degree in Public Administration and Management. Iris has over 25 years' experience in a number of academic, senior policy and strategic roles across the public sector and NGOs. She has expertise in the structures, processes, finances and policy and legislative frameworks of many sectors including education, human services, political donations, environment, energy, and mining.

  • Naing Ko Ko

    PhD Scholar
    Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National Univerisity

    Naing Ko Ko is a Ph.D Scholar at Regulatory Institutions Network , College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.

  • The Hon Bruce Lander QC

    Independent Commissioner Against Corruption South Australia

    The Hon. Bruce Lander QC is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. He was appointed South Australia's first Independent Commissioner Against Corruption in 2013 for a term of seven years.

  • David Lavell

    Associate Director, Integrity and Investigations Unit
    University of Queensland

    David Lavell is the Associate Director, Integrity and Investigations Unit for the University of Queensland, he has an MBA from the University of Southern Qld and has been working in the Ethics/Integrity space for 10 years. He has been with the University of Queensland since 2012. His former roles include

    • Director, Ethical Standards Unit, Department of Community Safety (Qld)
    • Assistant Director, Ethical Standards, Department of Education and Training (Qld)
    • 16 years as a police officer, most of which was as a Detective in the Qld Police Service, including within the Major Fraud Investigation Group and as a seconded officer to the Office of Fair Trading's Strategic Compliance and Enforcement Unit.

  • Jeffrey Lawrence

    Chief Investigator
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Jeffrey Lawrence is a Chief Investigator within the Investigation Division of the NSW ICAC. Prior to joining ICAC in May 2012, he was a Senior Investigator at the Police Integrity Commission for seven years from 2005 to 2012. Jeffrey joined the Police Integrity Commission after having served for over 18 years with the Queensland Police Service. During his time in the police he served in both uniform and plain clothes positions. Jeffrey left the Queensland Police Service as Detective Sergeant in 2005. As a detective he served in various units including the Major Fraud Investigation Group, Casino Crime Unit and the State Drug Investigation Group.

  • David Lehmann

    Director - Forensic

    David is a Director at KordaMentha Forensic in Brisbane. Prior to joining KordaMentha he led the Deloitte Forensic practice in Malaysia for over five years, during which he managed an outsourced whistleblowing service. He has extensive investigation experience in a law enforcement and private sector context and provides fraud and corruption risk consulting services.

  • Benjamin Marx

    Senior Research and Prevention Officer
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Benjamin Marx has worked in the ICAC NSW's Corruption Prevention division since 2006. He has had key roles on several major corruption prevention projects, including ICAC reviews of the NSW government procurement system and NSW government funding of human services NGOs. Prior to joining the ICAC, he completed a PhD degree in Psychology at the University of Sydney.

  • Alister McCulloch

    Senior Strategic Policy Officer
    Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

    Alister McCulloch is a Senior Strategic Policy Officer with Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission. He has worked with legal, policing and intelligence organisations in Australia and overseas and is particularly interested in emerging technologies and how organisations manage their intelligence holdings.

  • Stuart Macintyre

    Manager, Strategic Intelligence and Research
    Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

    Stuart is the Manager of Strategic Intelligence and Research within the Prevention and Communication Division, at the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission. Stuart joined IBAC in April 2013 from the Professional Standards Command of Victoria Police where he was the Assistant Director of the Risk Mitigation Division. Stuart was at PSC (ESD) since 1997. Stuart was awarded the Victoria Police Service Medal (VPSM) in 2012. View more.

    During this time at PSC (ESD) Stuart had three secondments: one to the United Kingdom Gambling Commission as Head of Risk, one as the Manager of Research and Policy at the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority and one as the Manager of the Office of the Chief Commissioner. Prior to service in the Victoria Police Stuart was with the Commissioner’s Inspectorate within the Queensland Police. Stuart was awarded his PhD in 2001 by Griffith University in Brisbane.

  • Alan MacSporran

    Qld Crime and Corruption Commission.

    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. View more.

    He has developed a broad practice in criminal law with specific reference to fraud and like offences. 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.

    Mr MacSporran also has extensive experience in inquests and commissions of inquiry. 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. As well as prosecuting matters for the State and Commonwealth, he has provided legal advice to those bodies on a range of matters over many years.

    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.

  • Caro Meldrum-Hanna

    Four Corners

    Caro Meldrum-Hanna is an investigative reporter with ABC TV’s Four Corners program. In August 2015 Meldrum-Hanna was awarded NSW Journalist of the Year by the Kennedy Awards Foundation for her body of work on Four Corners, including the shocking expose on the greyhound racing industry. Prior to joining Four Corners in 2014, Caro reported for the ABC’s nightly current affairs program, 7:30, from 2011 – 2013. View more.

    Meldrum-Hanna has been nominated for nine Walkley Awards, winning two. In 2014 Caro was also nominated for the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Current Affairs Report for her exclusive series of reports on the sports supplements saga involving several NRL and AFL clubs.

  • Colin Murphy

    Auditor General
    Office of the Auditor General Western Australia

    Colin Murphy was appointed as Auditor General for Western Australia in June 2007. Colin has extensive experience in finance and administration in both State and Commonwealth Government roles. He has held senior positions within the State Government in the Departments of Justice, Treasury and Finance, Land Administration and the Building Management Authority. He has also worked for the Commonwealth Department of Finance in Perth and Washington DC and as Business Manager for Murdoch University. Colin is a member of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow, former Board member and Past State President of CPA Australia and a Fellow member of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Colin was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2010 Australia Day Honours.

  • Nick Mutton

    Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), Victoria

    Nick Mutton is a Lawyer at the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) in Victoria. Nick is part of IBAC’s in-house legal team, which provides advice on a range of areas including protected disclosures, investigations, and criminal and administrative law matters. Prior to joining IBAC, Nick worked at the Victorian Ombudsman’s office and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

  • Carolyn Nixon

    Director Strategic Engagement
    Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

    Carolyn Nixon is an alumnus of the International Anti-Corruption Academy and an experienced HR practitioner and governance expert. At ACLEI, she leads innovative responses to corruption by working with peers to strengthen systems and deal with high-harm risks.

  • Terry O’Gorman

    Legal Director
    Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors

    Terry O’Gorman AM, Principal, Robertson O’Gorman was admitted to practice in 1976 and has sat on the Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Committee since that time. Terry has been involved in high profile criminal cases, including acting for a number of individuals in the wake of the Fitzgerald Inquiry. Terry was awarded the Order of Australia in a General Division in 1991 for services to the legal profession and has held the positions of President of the Australian Council for Civil Liberties and President/Vice President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties. He is also an accredited criminal law specialist.

  • Clem O’Regan APM

    Assistant Commissioner, Ethical Standards Command
    Queensland Police Service

    Clem is a career police officer with over 35 years policing experience. He has worked across the spectrum of policing roles, including General duties, investigations, prosecutions, policy development and education and training. He has had worked in both regional and command settings. In 2008 Clem was appointed an Assistant Commissioner with the Queensland Police Service, firstly commanding the Townsville centred Northern Region, and since 2014 the Ethical Standards Command. He has undergraduate qualifications in accounting and human resource management, and post graduate qualifications in education, leadership and public administration.

  • Antony Pedroza

    Senior Corruption Prevention Officer
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Antony Pedroza is Senior Corruption Prevention Officer - Local Government and Planning at the ICAC, where he has worked since 2010. Antony is a qualified planning professional with over 14 years experience and previously worked for many years at the NSW Government's planning department in assessing development proposals and new planning instruments. Antony brings his planning experience and practical knowledge of working for councils and NSW Government to his current role at the ICAC for both investigations and corruption prevention work.

  • Bob Pigott

    Manager, Governance & Risk
    City Of Canada Bay

    Bob Pigott is the Manager of Governance and Risk at the City of Canada Bay and has held senior management roles in Local Government for 20 years. Bob has qualifications in Business, Management and Human Resources. Bob is responsible for Governance, Audit and Risk and Fraud and Corruption Control at the City of Canada Bay.

  • David Porter

    Redfern Legal Centre

    David Porter is the Senior Solicitor in the UNSW Policing Practice at Redfern Legal Centre. For the past 5 years, he has been responsible for the Centre's work in police powers and freedom of information law. Redfern Legal Centre operates a state-wide police misconduct service, providing advice and representation in both formal complaints and civil litigation. Prior tojoining Redfern Legal Centre, David worked in personal injury, insurance litigation, construction litigation and mergers & acquisitions, as well as industrial relations law in Canada. David was recently elected to the Council of the Law Society of New South Wales.

  • Timothy Prenzler

    University of the Sunshine Coast

    Tim Prenzler is a Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast and an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University. His interests include crime and corruption prevention, police and security officer safety, and gender in policing. His books include Contemporary Police Practice (2015, OUP, with Jacki Drew), 100 Hundred Years of Women Police in Australia (2015, AAP), Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement (2015, Taylor & Francis, with Garth den Heyer), Understanding and Preventing Corruption (2013, Palgrave, with Adam Graycar); and Police Corruption: Preventing Misconduct and Maintaining Integrity (2009, Taylor & Francis).

  • AJ Purcell

    Chief Auditor
    CPA Australia

    Dr AJ Purcell completed a PhD in relation to governance, audit committees and corruption in local government. He is a member of five audit committees in local government.

  • Janet Ransley

    Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
    Griffith University

    Janet Ransley is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University, and leads the Policing and Security research theme in the new Griffith Criminology Institute. She has been a researcher in policing, integrity and justice issues for over 15 years and before that held senior policy positions with the Queensland Government. As an academic she has co-authored or edited 4 books and collections, and over 50 research articles and chapters.

  • John Renshaw

    Manager Disclosures, Networks NSW

    John is the Manager, Disclosures Group for Networks NSW. John is responsible for the corruption response function across the State's three electricity 'poles and wires' companies (Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy). John has significant experience in governance and probity management, planning and strategy, and in a variety of workplace investigations. During his career John has worked for the NSW Police Integrity Commission, the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Office of Fair Trading. John holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration.

  • Shannon Roberts

    Senior Investigator
    Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia

    Shannon Roberts has been a Senior Investigator with the Corruption and Crime Commission (WA) since 2012, and has been the case officer for a number of investigations relating to use of force and strip-searching in police lock-ups. Shannon has an extensive background in law enforcement, including as an investigator with the Joint Counter-Terrorism Team at the Australian Federal Police and as a detective with Western Australia Police.

  • David Robinson

    Director Operations
    Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia

    David Robinson has over 25 years of experience in the Western Australian public sector and has worked for a wide variety of agencies such as the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the State Parliament, the Commission on Government, the Ombudsman's office, the Corruption and Crime Commission and the Department of Education. In February 2015, David was appointed Deputy Director Investigations at the Corruption and Crime Commission. During his time in the sector David has developed a strong interest in ethics and accountability mechanisms in the public sector. David has a BA in History and Politics and an MA in Public Policy.

  • Jeff Saker

    Director, Engineering and Infrastructure
    Mitchell Shire Council

    Jeff commenced with Mitchell in December 2011, having previously been General Manager Infrastructure at Hepburn Shire Council and General Manager City Services at the City of Darebin. Prior to that he worked at Parks Victoria managing a variety of national, state, metropolitan and coastal parks.Jeff is committed to ensuring that community assets, including the environment, are managed for the benefit of current and future generations. View more.

    Jeff provides leadership and support to the Engineering and Infrastructure Directorate, which incorporates the following three departments:

    • Operations incorporating Roads (depots), Facility Management, Waste Management, Fleet and Municipal Emergency Response
    • Engineering Services incorporating Transport, New Developments and Engineering Services
    • Parks and Assets incorporating Capital Works, Parks & Gardens (including Arboriculture), Environment, Asset Management (including Property Management) and Sustainability

    Jeff has a Graduate Diploma in Business Management and an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Resource Management.

  • Catherine Sambell

    Assistant Director, Corruption Prevention
    Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia

    Catherine Sambell is currently the Assistant Director Corruption Prevention at the Corruption and Crime Commission. Her earlier career centred on education and training delivery as well as program and project management across a range of fields in the education sector. She spent time working in the Standards and Integrity Directorate and intergovernmental relations at the Department of Education and then moved into the leadership development area at the Public Sector Commission prior to taking up her current role in corruption prevention with the Commission.

  • Peter Severin

    Corrective Services New South Wales

    Peter has been the Commissioner, Corrective Services New South Wales, Australia since September 2012. Prior to this appointment Peter was the Chief Executive of the Department for Correctional Services in South Australia from July 2003 and worked with the Department of Corrective Services in Queensland, Australia for almost 15 years, his last position was Deputy Director-General. Peter started his corrections career in Germany in 1980. View more.

    Peter has a strong background in corrections operation, in particular offender management and intervention. He has extensive experience in prison management and policy formulation. Peter also presided over significant prison infrastructure design, construction and commissioning and has particular expertise in the development of service standards for the delivery of correctional services by the private sector and contract management.

    Peter holds a Masters of Public Administration and Bachelor of Social Work degree. Peter has been a member of the International Corrections and Prisons Association Board (ICPA) since 2010.

  • Adam Shapiro

    Senior Project Officer Training and Development
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    An adult educator with over 25 years experience, Adam Shapiro has been working at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption as Senior Project Officer Training and Development since June 2008. His corruption prevention activities include workshop facilitation, developing training and corruption prevention resources and providing advice across the NSW public sector. With a background in both public and private sector employment in roles such as subject matter expert, senior instructional designer and content editor, project manager, business development manager and chief operating officer, Adam brings a number of perspectives to the challenge of preventing corruption.

  • Pierre Skorich

    Director, Fraud Control and Anti-Corruption
    Department of Immigration and Border Protection

    Pierre Skorich has extensive experience in managing risk and complexity in the public sphere. He is currently the Director of Fraud Control and Anti-Corruption at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, where he is credited with redeveloping and innovating the department’s approach to managing fraud and corruption risk. Pierre has worked in senior roles in performance, assurance, regulatory compliance, enforcement and organisational design across the Commonwealth at the Department of Finance and Deregulation, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Australian Federal Police, and the Clean Energy Regulator. View more.

    He was principal developer of the Clean Energy Regulator’s Business Operating Model as part of the implementation of the previous Government’s Carbon Pricing Mechanism, a model which has since been considered to be an example of better practice in government risk-based design. Pierre holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws specialising in International Law from the Australian National University.

  • Pamela Smith

    Department of Transport

    Pamela Smith has been employed with the Department of Transport and Main Roads since 1999. She has worked in various roles within the Customer Service Branch and other Divisions. In April 2014commenced work within the Ethical Standards Unit, where she has been assisting both the CCC and QPS in complex investigations regarding Licensing and Registration transactions.

  • Mark Solomons

    Senior Producer
    ABC National Reporting Team

    Mark Solomons spent 10 years at the Financial Times in London before moving to Australia in 2009. His work at the Courier-Mail with the paper’s Kelmeny Fraser exposing the activities of LNP state MP Scott Driscoll led to a vote to expel Driscoll from parliament in 2013 and his ongoing trial on 16 fraud charges. Solomons and Fraser won Journalist of the Year accolades for the project. Since joining the ABC as a founder member of the National Reporting Team in 2013 he has worked on a series of stories involving corruption and crime at a local, national and international level. View more.

    He has worked with reporter Mark Willacy since early 2014 on a long-term project exposing “boiler-room” fraud on the Gold Coast and alleged police corruption that has had wide ramifications for police and law enforcement, with more than a dozen arrests and the topic being the subject of findings by the Byrne commission of inquiry into organised crime. Solomons has also reported on corruption in local government and transparency in political donations. In 2014 Solomons won a Walkley for producing stories with the ABC’s Matt Brown on Australia’s first suicide bomber and was also nominated for work on asylum boat turn-backs with Indonesia correspondent George Roberts.

  • Wayne Steinhardt

    Detective Senior Sergeant
    Queensland Police Service

    Wayne is a Detective Senior Sergeant with the Queensland Police Service presently on secondment to the Crime and Corruption Commission where he leads investigations into complex corruption and related criminal matters within the public sector. He has a 30 year policing career, principally in specialist criminal investigations, highlighted by an appointment as National Project Manager seconded to Canberra where he led a significant policing project in the child protection field. Wayne holds a Master of Leadership and Management (Policing) with post graduate qualifications in Organisational Change Management and Information Technology.

  • Commissioner Ian Stewart APM

    Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service

    Commissioner Ian Stewart is the 19th Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service taking up this position on 1 November 2012. Commissioner Stewart is a career Police Officer with over 40 years of service having held numerous senior positions across a broad range of portfolios within the QPS. Commissioner Stewart holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration and a Bachelor of Business qualifications and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) and Australian Institute of Management. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Leeda Program. View more.

    Commissioner Stewart is the recipient of the Australian Fulbright Professional Scholarship, Australian Police Medal, National Emergency Medal, National Police Service Medal, National Medal, Commissioner’s Award for Meritorious Service, Queensland Police Service Medal, the 2010-2011 Queensland Flood and Cyclone Citation and the Queensland Police 150 years Citation.

    Upon taking up his new position, the Commissioner set new values for the QPS. The values are for each member to espouse:

    • Courage: always doing the right thing.
    • Fairness: making objective, evidence-based, consistent decisions and treating people with respect.
    • Pride: in ourselves, the Queensland Police Service, the work we do and the community we serve.

    Commissioner Stewart’s detailed key objectives are for the QPS to:

    • stop crime;
    • make the community safer (including stopping road trauma); and
    • build relationships across the community.

    Commissioner Stewart has been instrumental in leading the QPS through the Renewal Program and the Police and Community Safety Review, the most significant period of reform since the Fitzgerald era. The reforms introduced by Commissioner Stewart have empowered the QPS to redefine its service delivery model, and therefore better meet the needs of the community through a heightened emphasis on front line policing.

    The Commissioner has implemented a visionary holistic program of organisational renewal for the QPS to convey an integrated service delivery model that meets community expectations and delivers value for money.

    Commissioner Stewart has also been pivotal in the strategic leadership of the QPS through the security arrangements for Operation Southern Cross, the largest peacetime security operation in Australian policing history, the G20 Leaders Summit and associated Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor’s meeting in 2014.

    The QPS vision for a more outward looking and engaging organisation will result to ensure Queensland is an even safer place to live, work and do business for all. Commissioner Stewart is married to Carol and they have three adult children.

  • David Toma

    Queensland Audit Office (QAO)

    David Toma is a Manager in the Performance Audit Services division at the Queensland Audit Office (QAO) where he leads a wide variety of performance audits across Queensland’s diverse public sector. He has over 12 years of experience in public sector auditing. David was the Engagement Leader for QAO’s recent performance audit in fraud management in Local Government, which was tabled in Queensland Parliament in June 2015. Here he showed his passion for using high-end data analytics to add value to performance audits. View more.

    David has also delivered performance audits on hospital infrastructure projects, contract management in state government entities, maintenance of public schools and online service delivery.

    Prior to joining QAO’s performance audit team, David was a manager in QAO’s Information Systems Audit area. He was responsible for leading audits of large Information Communications Technology (ICT) investments and programs of work.

    David holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne and he is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. David continues to work towards delivering better public services for Queensland and is enjoying his time with an organisation which is aiming for world-class audit.

  • David Van Homrigh


    David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia with approximately 30 years at partner level at KordaMentha, and previously, KPMG. During that time, he has provided a wide range of financial advisory and financial expert services to clients, substantially in respect of disputes in the infrastructure and heavy manufacturing sectors, and minim and resources projects. His experience in providing financial consulting and advisory and forensic services includes experience within Australia, many countries in the Asia Pacific Region and globally in the context of his role as the Asia Pacific Head of KPMG Forensic, with responsibility for development of these services globally and in the Asia Pacific region. View more.

    His experience in the analysis of the financial impact of major changes to business operations has been gained in the presentation of reports and verbal evidence in various courts in Australia including the Federal Court, in domestic arbitrations and independent expert determinations in Australia, and international arbitrations in Asia and Europe.

    The University of Queensland Business School recognised his experience in an appointment as Adjunct Professor, and his expertise has been recognised in surveys in international law firms.

  • Robert Waldersee

    Executive Director, Corruption Prevention
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Dr Robert Waldersee was appointed to the position of Executive Director of Corruption Prevention in June 2008. His previous positions include Professor of Management at Queensland University of Technology, Director of the Australian Centre in Strategic Management, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Australian Graduate School of Management and an Australian Post Doctoral Research Fellow. His research, publications and consultancy in the US and Australia has focussed on strategy, the leadership of knowledge, service organisations and organisational change. Dr Waldersee has a PhD in Management and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska.

  • Mal Wauchope

    Public Sector Commissioner
    Western Australia Public Sector Commission

    Mal holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and Master of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He has over 40 years of public sector experience, having held senior positions in the Department of Treasury and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Mal served as Director General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet from October 1997 to November 2008, as well as Clerk of the Executive Council from 1987 to 2009. He was appointed Public Sector Commissioner on 28 November 2008 and is the state representative on the Council for the Order of Australia.

  • Paul White

    Acting Deputy Director Investigations
    Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia

    Paul White, Acting Deputy Director Investigations, has been with the Corruption and Crime Commission (WA) since 2004. Paul commenced with the Commission in the role of Principal Financial Investigator, and led a number of significant financial investigations, before taking up his current role in investigations management. Paul is a Certified Practicing Accountant, and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Murdoch University and a Masters Degree in Taxation from the University of New South Wales. Prior to commencing with the Commission, Paul held various roles at the Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Crime Commission.

  • Steve Whittle

    Senior Director
    Fraud Prevention and Internal Investigations, Australian Taxation Office

    Steve Whittle is a Senior Director within the Fraud Prevention and Internal Investigations Branch of the Australian Taxation Office. This responsibility includes the oversight of several areas including, Fraud and Corruption Prevention Planning, Intelligence, Internal Investigations and the implementation of the Public Interest Disclosure Act. View more.

    His background includes operational law enforcement as well as several years with the Commonwealth Public Sector. Steve’s experience is complimented with his academic achievements having achieved three university degrees, two of which are at the Masters level.

  • Eric Yang

    Assistant Director
    Independent Commission Against Corruption of Hong Kong

    Mr. YANG Yan-tak, Eric joined the Independent Commission Against Corruption of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as an Investigator in 1982. He was promoted to Chief Investigator in 1994, and Principal Investigator in 2005. Mr. YANG commenced to become acting Assistant Director in early 2013, and was substantively promoted to the rank in June 2015. He is responsible for corruption investigations in respect of all government departments, public bodies and elections. Over the 34 years of services with the ICAC, Mr. YANG has acquired various investigative experiences covering virtually all aspects of operational and administrative.

Photo Gallery Papers and presentations
Key dates
Pre-conference workshops
Tuesday 17 November 2015
Conference program
Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November 2015