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International Serious and Organised Crime Conference 2010

Guest speaker biographies

Ms Jane Annear, Manager Threat Assessment

Ms Jane Annear

Australian Crime Commission

Jane Annear is the Manager of Threat Assessment with the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). Jane has an Honours Degree in Literature from the University of Queensland and 17 years experience in Commonwealth agencies, including the Department of Defence, Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the ACC.

Jane has intelligence experience at operational and strategic levels in the national security environment and experience in supporting major transnational drug investigations and counter-terrorism investigations. She has twice served overseas while with the AFP—once in the Solomon Islands with the Regional Assistance Mission Solomon Islands and once as an analyst/liaison officer in the AFP Hong Kong Post. Jane’s team recently produced the National Criminal Target Report: Serious and Organised Crime Targets 2010.

Professor Roderic Broadhurst

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS), School of Regulation, Justice and Diplomacy, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

Professor Broadhurst is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and Cambridge and served in corrections (1974-1985) and public health (1986-1989) in Western Australia. He has extensive experience in criminal justice, as a practitioner and researcher and is currently engaged in research for CEPS on ‘Illicit Organisations’ and ‘Investigative Practices’ with Victoria Police and other agencies. His earlier research has focused on criminal behaviour, lethal violence, victimization and cyber crime, and has involved longitudinal research applying risk analysis methodologies to problems of recidivism, persistent offending, sex offending and dangerous offending. His current research also includes research on crime and modernisation in Cambodia, homicide in Hong Kong and China, crimes against business in China, monitoring serious crime in cyberspace, and a national survey of attitudes to sentencing in Australia.

Professor Broadhurst has considerable international experience and has conducted UN crime victim surveys in China and Cambodia. He serves on the steering committee of the UNODC/KIC Cybercrime Forum and on the UNODC Expert Group on Crime Statistics. He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Criminology, and Hon Professor, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice & Governance at Griffith University. He was formerly Senior Fellow, Crime Research Centre University of Western Australia, Associate Professor, the University of Hong Kong, Chair of the Hong Kong Criminology Society, and Head of the School of Justice (Queensland University of Technology). He was also the founder of the Hong Kong Centre for Criminology (1998), associate editor of the ANZ Journal of Criminology (1999-2004) and foundation editor of the Asian Journal of Criminology (2005). He also serves on the boards of the Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, and the International Journal of Cyber Criminology.

Ethan Burger, Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention

Ethan Burger

University of Wollongong

Ethan S Burger is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Wollongong’s Law Faculty and its Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention. Mr Burger has practiced law for more than 18 years. He specialises in Russian and Belarusian legal and political matters, international economic crime (eg. the Bank Secrecy Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act cases) and professional responsibility/legal malpractice issues. He is on Russia Profile’s Panel of Experts. He has written more than 100 articles which have appeared in academic and professional journals.

He has given presentations at numerous events and has been an expert witness or consulting counsel in administrative proceedings, arbitrations and judicial matters, as well as appearing on radio and television in the United States and abroad. He received his BA from Harvard University (magna cum laude, 1981) and JD from Georgetown University Law Center (cum laude 1989).

Peter CarewPeter Carew

IBM, Business Analytics and Optimization (BAO), Center of Competency (CoC) Managing Consultant - Business and Crime Analytics Global lead, Canberra

Peter has over 35 years in the Information Technology (IT) field, 20 years in the Geoscience and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry and 12 years in Business Intelligence/Information Management. Peter has in-depth knowledge in areas of business strategy, business intelligence and spatial methods that can enable increased business performance and optimisation.

His experience spans a number of industries including government, police and law enforcement, aerospace & defence, energy & utilities, telecommunications, retail, healthcare, media and entertainment, insurance, mining, geosciences and life sciences. This includes international assignments in New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and New York.

Peter has been involved extensively in helping clients realise their strategies through information management, information on demand, advanced business and spatial analytics with process management while leveraging the power of smarter technologies. He has been with IBM since January 2008.

Superintendent Charlie Carver

Western Australia Police

Detective Superintendent Charlie Carver is the Divisional Detective Superintendent of Serious and Organised Crime at Western Australia Police. A career police officer for 27 years and a detective for the past 20, Detective Superintendent Carver has headed up the Serious and Organised Crime Division for the past 12 months. During this time he has overseen a 300 percent increase in the seizure of drugs (by weight) mostly comprising amphetamines, ecstasy and cocaine.

Prior to Detective Superintendent Carver’s work at Serious and Organised Crime he worked on Operation Jupiter,
a taskforce concentrating on outlaw motorcycle gangs. Bringing this experience with him into serious and organised crime, Detective Superintendent Carver understands the drivers of organised crime and its globalisation and is spearheading a battle to counter drug shipments, rein in outlaw motorcycle gangs and confiscate assets obtained from organised crime groups.

Adam ChernokAdam Chernok

Victoria Police

Adam Chernok attained a BA with Honours and an LLB at the University of Melbourne in early 2007. He is currently undertaking an LLM course.

In 2006, Adam commenced work as a solicitor with a Melbourne firm, specialising in family and quasi-criminal law. Drawing on his experience, he then took a position as Associate to the Hon. Justice Byrne in 2009, with whom he worked on a number of critical appeals and trials.

Adam has now joined the Office of the Chief Examiner, where his work is complemented by research interests in commissions of inquiry, coercive powers and criminal law more generally.

Dr Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Senior Research Analyst

Raymond Choo

Australian Institute of Criminology

Dr Raymond Choo is a former Singapore police officer. He joined the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) after completing his PhD at the Information Security Institute at the Queensland University of Technology. Through his position at the AIC, he collaborates with the Australian National University’s ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security as a visiting fellow. He is also a branch executive committee member of the Australian Computer Society (ACT branch).

Detective Superintendent Doug Fryer

Victoria Police

Doug Fryer is currently a Detective Superintendent at the Victoria Police Crime Department and is responsible for seven taskforces—all of which have been formed to address significant crime issues, such as the Santiago Taskforce set up to address in excess of 20 non-fatal shootings.

He has 25 years of policing experience and prior to his last promotion was the Officer in Charge of the Drug Taskforce for a two-year period. He has worked in a variety of locations including general policing, the Criminal Investigation Branch, education and training, and from 2000–03 was a team leader at the Major Drug Investigation Division.

Professor Andrew Goldsmith, Centre for Transnational Crime PreventionProfessor Andrew Goldsmith

University of Wollongong

Andrew Goldsmith is Executive Director, Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention and Professor of Law at the University of Wollongong. He previously held academic posts at Flinders University, Monash University and the Australian National University, as well as in the United Kingdom. His main research interests are in transnational policing, organised crime and counter-terrorism. He has published in a number of leading international journals and is currently completing a manuscript for Oxford University Press on the ‘Policing the Neighbourhood’ project on Australian police assistance in Timor-Leste, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. In addition to his academic work, he has undertaken consultancies with the Open Society Justice Initiative, UNDP, the Turkish Ministry of Interior, the Colombian National Security Adviser, the Victorian Ombudsman, the Australian Federal Police and the Attorney-General’s Department (South Australia) on matters of police governance reform, international police capacity-building, witness protection, and serious youth repeat offending.

Ms Karen Harfield, Executive Director Performance and Stakeholder Relations

Ms Karen Harfield

Australian Crime Commission

Ms Karen Harfield is the Executive Director of Performance and Stakeholder Relations at the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). She joined the ACC in 2008. Ms Harfield began her policing career in 1992 and progressed through a range of roles to Chief Superintendent with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. Other roles have included Detective Chief Inspector with the National Crime Squad, Director of Intelligence with Warwickshire Police and Senior Investigating Officer for homicide and specialist covert investigations.

In 2000, Ms Harfield was selected to attend the US Government International Visitors Program. For more than 60 years, the International Visitors Program has brought foreign leaders and specialists to the United States for firsthand exposure to their professional counterparts and US society. The emphasis of the program is to increase mutual understanding through communication at the personal and professional levels. Ms Harfield holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Liverpool and is a published author with Oxford University Press on topics of covert investigation and intelligence.

HMI Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM

HMI Bernard Hogan-Howe

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

Bernard Hogan-Howe has an MA in Law from Oxford University, a Diploma in Applied Criminology and was awarded an MBA in Business Administration from Sheffield University. He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal.

In October 2009 he was appointed by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary as HMI for the London and National Office. He has HMI responsibility for a range of policing organisations, the Metropolitan Police Service, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and the Police Service of Northern Ireland, as well as responsibility for counter-terrorism and serious and organised crime.

Mr Peter Homel, Research Manager

Mr Peter Homel

Australian Institute of Criminology

Peter Homel is an internationally recognised crime prevention expert. He is presently the Research Manager for the Crime Reduction and Review Program at the Australian Institute of Criminology. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University’s Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance in the School of Criminology.

Peter holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of NSW as well as a BA (Hons) in Behavioural Sciences from Macquarie University.

He is currently a member of the NSW Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Expert Advisory Committee; Griffith University’s Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance Advisory Committee; the NSW Expert Advisory Group on Drugs and Alcohol; and the ICPC Editorial and Scientific Committee. He is also co-editor of the International Review on Crime Prevention: From Knowledge to Action. He has previously been a member of the Governing Committee and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ted Noffs Foundation, a non-government agency working with alcohol and other drug involved young people and a Board Director of the Alcohol and Drugs Council of Australia.

Professor Andrew Hughes APM, Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention

Professor Andrew Hughes APM

University of Wollongong

During 32 years of police service, Andrew (Andy) Hughes has served in five policing organisations. Rising through the ranks to Commissioner/Police Chief level, he has led three policing organisations (ACT Policing, Fiji Police and United Nations Police) and was a senior executive in two others (AFP and Interpol). His service was grounded throughout in the AFP, where he held a range of senior operational positions including responsibility for the AFP’s national and international operations as a Commander and subsequently as an Assistant Commissioner. In 2007, he was awarded the Australian Police Medal for service in the international arena.

Between December 2009 and April 2010, he chaired the UN Board of Inquiry into the 28 October 2009 terrorist attack on a UN-occupied guest house in Kabul which resulted in the death of five UN staff, two government security guards and an Afghan National Police Officer. He is currently assisting the AFP’s Pacific Police Development Program, providing strategic level advice to Chiefs of Police in the Western Pacific. In May 2010, he was appointed as a part-time Professor in the Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention, University of Wollongong.

He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Policing and Police Studies and advanced qualifications in both Applied Management and Executive Leadership.

Mr William Hughes CBE, QPM, Former Director General

Mr William Hughes CBE, QPM

UK Serious and Organised Crime Agency

Bill Hughes was appointed Director Geneal of the Serious Organised Crime Agency in August 2004. The agency commenced operations in April 2006 as the first UK-wide national and international law enforcement agency. Prior to this he was the Head of the National Crime Squad, operating across England and Wales, during which time he led the organisation in tackling serious and organised crime.

He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in the 2001 Queen’s birthday Honours list and in 2009 was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Bill retired in August 2010 after 35 years in police and law enforcement.

Sir Ken Jones, Deputy Commissioner Crime

Sir Ken Jones

Victoria Police

Deputy Commissioner Sir Ken Jones QPM has served as police officer since 1971. In 1996, he won a Fulbright Scholarship to study policing in the United States and was an Associate Professor at UCLA. In 1998, he was appointed Assistant, and then Deputy Chief Constable of the Avon and Somerset Police in the southwest of England. While there, he also served as the coordinator of the policing response to national emergencies—which included the UK response to 9–11.

On 1 July 2009, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Victoria Police and became a permanent resident of Australia at that time. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2000 and was knighted for services to policing in 2008.

Ms Jacqui Joudo Larsen, Senior Research Analyst

Ms Jacqui Joudo Larsen

Australian Institute of Criminology

Jacqueline Joudo Larsen is a Senior Research Analyst at the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). During her time at the AIC, Jacqueline’s research has examined issues such as deaths in custody, the impact of mode of testimony on sexual assault trials, sexual assault in Indigenous and CALD communities and youth gangs. Since late 2007, she has managed the AIC’s Trafficking in Persons Research Program which is comprised of numerous sub-projects focusing on the gathering of good quality data on people trafficking, identifying and monitoring emerging trends in the Asia–Pacific region and targeted research projects on priority issues such as support for victims and child trafficking. Jacqueline is currently a doctoral scholar at the Australian National University and is interested in the area of migrants and crime, particularly in examining the factors which influence contact with the criminal justice system.

Dr David Lacey, National Manager

Dr David Lacey

Collection and Analytics, Australian Crime Commission

David has a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and a Master of Arts (Justice Studies). He has completed a Doctorate in the field of investigations and intelligence performance management from the College of Business and Economics at the ANU.

David began his career in 1999 at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation as a Special Forces Signals Officer and Capability Development officer. In 2002 he took up the role as Research Manager at the Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia Pacific in Sydney. From 2004 to 2007 he undertook a number of roles in the ACC including Manager, Collections & Analytics.

Mr John Lawler APM, Chief Executive Officer

Mr John Lawler APM

Australian Crime Commission

Mr John Lawler APM is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). Mr Lawler has an impressive law enforcement career spanning nearly 30 years. He has extensive experience in a wide range of law enforcement disciplines and has performed roles at a local, national and international level including community policing, investigations, protection, intelligence, international operations and executive services. Since his appointment as Chief Executive Officer to the ACC in March 2009, Mr Lawler has actively worked to promote collaboration and engage with government, law enforcement and private sector partners in the fight against organised crime.

Mr Lawler is a career law enforcement officer and previously served for 29 years with the Australian Federal Police (AFP). In July 2004 Mr Lawler was appointed as Deputy Commissioner of the AFP.

Mr Lawler has been awarded an Australia Day Medallion, the Australian Police Medal—Australia’s highest law enforcement award, and the National Medal and Clasp for his 25 years of diligent service. Mr Lawler holds a graduate certificate in Business Banking from Monash University is a graduate of the Australian Graduate School of Management Managers Program at the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Gary Lewis, Regional Representative

Mr Gary Lewis

UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific

Mr Lewis, a national of Barbados, has served with the United Nations for 23 years in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. In July 2008, he was appointed as UNODC Representative for East Asia and the Pacific at the organisation’s Regional Centre based in Bangkok.

Mr Lewis started his career with the United Nations as a National Officer with the UN Development Programme Regional Office in the Eastern Caribbean in 1987. He then moved on to join the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna (1993–95). Thereafter, he has served as Assistant Representative in Pakistan, covering also Iran (1995–97); then Deputy Representative in Afghanistan (1997–99); then Deputy Representative in Southern Africa (based in Pretoria from 1999–2003). Immediately prior to his posting to the UNODC Regional Centre, Mr Lewis served as Representative in the UNODC Regional Office for South Asia, based in New Delhi and covering Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Mr Lewis holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. His undergraduate years were spent at Queen’s University in Canada and Glasgow University in the UK. In addition to writing on matters related to drug control and human trafficking, Mr Lewis is a published author on Barbadian history and security matters

Ms Judy Lind, National Manager Intelligence Products

Ms Judy Lind

Australian Crime Commission

Judy Lind is National Manager, Intelligence Products for the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). Judy has a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Public Administration and is a Member of the Institute of Public Administration. Judy had a 24 year career with the Australian Tax Office (ATO), and performed at the Assistant Commissioner level, her last role with the ATO as Assistant Commissioner, Serious Non Compliance. In 2007, Judy was promoted to National Manager, Policy and Future Strategies, with the Australian Federal Police.

Judy’s branch is responsible for delivering a suite of intelligence products and assessments. The Branch also provides advice in support of senior executive decision making, including the policy, capability and strategy development forums associated with the Commonwealth’s Organised Crime Strategic Framework. The Intelligence Products Branch is responsible for producing a suite of intelligence products, including the Future of Organised Crime in Australia 2020, the Organised Crime Threat Assessment and the Illicit Drug Data Report. Within the Branch sits Intelligence Production, which operates as the centre of knowledge within the agency on organised crime issues, drawing on information and intelligence from all sources, including the national security community and section analysts assigned to specialist areas or taskforces.

Mr Steve Martinez, Assistant Director in Charge

Mr Steve Martinez

Los Angeles Field Office, FBI

Mr Martinez entered on duty with the FBI on January 26, 1987. He was initially assigned to the El Paso Division, where he worked on a variety of criminal matters and specialised in the investigation of major international drug trafficking organisations. He was promoted in September 1995 to the position of Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters and served in the Drug Section, Latin American Drug Traffickers Unit. In March 1997, Mr Martinez was assigned to the Phoenix Division, where he supervised a Drug Squad and a Violent Crimes Squad in the Tucson Resident Agency. In August 2001, he was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) in the Los Angeles Division, where he managed the Cyber Branch and the Organised Crime/Drug Branch.

In February 2003, Mr Martinez was assigned as the FBI’s first On-scene Commander at Central Command (CENTCOM), Doha, Qatar, and Baghdad, Iraq, during the planning and commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In this assignment, he was in charge of all deployed FBI personnel and managed the FBI’s counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence efforts spanning the initial combat phase of the war. In July 2003, Mr Martinez was promoted as Special Assistant to the Deputy Director at FBI Headquarters. In September 2004, Mr Martinez was promoted to Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division. In March 2006, he was appointed Special Agent in Charge Las Vegas Field Division. In October, 2009 he was appointed Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division.

Mr Martinez received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government (magna cum laude) from St Mary’s College of California in 1980. He received a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986.

Mr Gavin McCairns

Mr Gavin McCairns

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Gavin joined DIAC (then DIMIA/DIMA) in November 2005, as First Assistant Secretary leading the DIMA National Project, drawing together many of the themes around developing a better ‘connected culture’ in DIMA. He commenced as NSW State Director in June 2006 and started as the First Assistant Secretary of RFID in December 2009. Gavin is a member of a number of DIAC Corporate Governance Committees; an Executive Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (2006); an alumnus of the Commonwealth Study Conference (2003); and a Board Member of the NSW Division of the Australia Day Council.

Between May 2001 and November 2005, Gavin worked in a number of positions in Centrelink. He was the General Manager of the Centrelink Welfare to Work Taskforce, leading and managing the government’s welfare to work agenda within Centrelink and in partnership with DEWR, DEST and FaCSIA. Gavin was seconded to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet between February and May 2005 to work on the government’s Welfare to Work Policy Taskforce that led to major announcements in the 2005 Federal Budget. In Centrelink, he also held the positions of General Manager Employment, Education and Disability Division; National Manager Employment Services Branch; and Area Manager Western Australia.

Dr Margot McCarthy

Dr Margot McCarthy

Deputy National Security Advisor

In March 2010, Dr Margot McCarthy was appointed as the Deputy National Security Adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Prior to that she held the position of Deputy Secretary Strategic Reform and Governance, in the Australian Department of Defence. Dr McCarthy supports the National Security Adviser in the provision of advice to the Prime Minister on all national security and international policy issues, coordinates the development of whole of government national security policy and chairs the inter-jurisdictional National Counter Terrorism Committee.

In 1993, Dr McCarthy completed the Defence Graduate Development Program. She has worked in a range of defence, intelligence and national security-related roles including as Head Defence Security Authority, Assistant Secretary Defence and Intelligence in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Deputy Director Intelligence in the Defence Signals Directorate and Principal Adviser to the Departmental Secretary.

Dr McCarthy is a graduate of Oxford University with a D.Phil in English literature and, as a British Council Chevening Scholar, completed a Master’s of Science in Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mr Stephen McCombie, Lecturer, Centre for Policing, Intelligence & Counter-terrorismMr Stephen McCombie

Macquarie University

Stephen McCombie’s current research interests are in computer forensics and cybercrime, having published a number of papers on these topics. He has a Masters of Information Technology (Deakin), a Graduate Diploma Computing (Deakin) and a Bachelor of Arts—Political Science (Macquarie). He is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Macquarie and his thesis topic is Transnational Organised Cybercrime. Stephen was formerly the founder and manager of the National Australia Bank’s Computer Emergency Response Team (nabCERT).

In 2009, nabCERT won AusCERT’s Annual Award for Organisational Excellence in Information Security. He held similar roles at IBM and Westpac Bank and worked in corporate security at Qantas as an investigator. Prior to working in the IT industry, Stephen spent 14 years in the NSW Police as a detective and was instrumental in the establishment of their computer crime investigation team. He is a currently a Certified Information System Security Professional, a Certified Fraud Examiner and an Information Systems Security Management Professional.

Mr Ben McDevitt AM, APM, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Ben McDevitt AM


Since accepting the role as Chief Executive of the CrimTrac Agency in 2006, Ben McDevitt has led the organisation through a significant transformation, resulting in
the agency being recognised as critical to Australian law enforcement. Prior to joining CrimTrac, Ben served as a member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for 22 years, rising to the rank of Assistant Commissioner. Ben worked in a wide variety of local, national and international policing roles, predominantly in criminal investigation areas. These included Commander of Operations for ACT Policing, General Manager for AFP National Operations and National Manager Counter Terrorism.

In May 2003, Ben was selected to plan and deploy a police-led peacekeeping operation to restore law and order to the Solomon Islands, which was facing civil war. Ben subsequently served in the Solomons as Commander of the multinational participating police force and as Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. Ben was later awarded the Cross of Solomon Islands for distinguished service.

Ben holds a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Executive Leadership and is a graduate of the Police Management Development Program and the Police Executive Leadership Program. Ben was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his work on AFP investigations into the Bali bombings of 2002. He also received an Australian Police Medal (APM) in 2004 for his service to policing and was a finalist in the 2005 Australian (ACT) of the Year awards

Mr John McFarlane, Visiting Fellow

Mr John McFarlane

Australian National University

John McFarlane is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism (PICT) at Macquarie University in Sydney, and an Associate Investigator with the Australian Research Council-funded Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research interests include transnational crime, links between crime and terrorism, corruption, maritime security, disrupted states,and police peace operations.

Mr McFarlane retired from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 1999, having most recently served as a Special Adviser in the Office of the Commissioner, and previously as the AFP’s Director of Intelligence. Prior to his appointment to the AFP, Mr McFarlane served for over 25 years with the Australian Intelligence Community. He also spent two years on exchange with the British Intelligence Community.

Dr Paula Miraglia, Director-General

International Centre for the Prevention of Crime

Dr Paula Miraglia is a Brazilian social anthropologist. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology and a Doctorate Degree at the same department.

Paula is currently the Director-General of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, based in Montreal, Canada. Prior to that she was the Executive Director of the Brazilian office of ILANUD—United Nations Latin American Institute for the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders.

Mr Philip Moss, Integrity Commissioner

Mr Philip Moss

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Philip Moss joined the Australian Public Service in 1975 and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1988. During his public service career, Mr Moss was, at one time, Assistant Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, an Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and later a Senior Assistant Ombudsman. Subsequently, Mr Moss was the Australian Capital Territory Health Services Commissioner.

In July 2007, Mr Moss was appointed Integrity Commissioner and head of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity. Mr Moss was admitted to legal practice in New South Wales in 1991.

Police Brigadier General Saud Usman Nasution

Saud Usman Nasution

Police Brigadier General Saud Usman Nasution joined the Indonesian Police Force in 1981 and has held numerous senior positions in Indonesian law enforcement throughout his career. He has headed criminal investigation, detectives, analysis, planning and policy and strategic development units in various districts and became Head of Central Halmahera Police Precinct in 1993 and Head of Gresik Police, East Java Region, in 2000.

In 2005, Brigadier Nasution joined the counter-terrorism Special Detachment 88 as Head of the Investigations Sub-Detachment and was appointed as Head of Detachment 88 in January 2009. In November 2009 he became Director I (Security & Transnational Crime), CID at INP Headquarters in Jakarta. He is the Head of the INP People Smuggling Taskforce.

He holds Masters Degrees in Law and Management, along with extensive educational qualifications in policing.

Mr Shane Neilson

Mr Shane Neilson

Australian Crime Commission

Shane Neilson has degrees in economics and law from the University of Queensland. He has more than 20 years intelligence experience in Commonwealth and state agencies in both a national security and law enforcement context. Shane has worked on major strategic intelligence assessments concerning organised crime markets and market participants for the Queensland Crime Commission, the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). He has an interest and expertise in the recruitment and maintenance of human sources for tactical and strategic intelligence purposes and in the development of risk assessment methodologies to inform strategic assessments. His intelligence team recently completed the ACC’s 2010 Organised Crime Threat Assessment.

Chief Commissioner Simon Overland APM

Chief Commissioner Simon Overland APM

Victoria Police

Simon Overland is the 20th Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. He was appointed as Chief Commissioner on 2 March 2009 after serving as Deputy Commissioner for three years. Previous roles include leading the Crime Department as Assistant Commissioner from February 2003 to July 2006. In this role, he became widely known for his leadership of the Purana Task Force; investigating a series of violent murders and associated offences within entrenched organised crime networks.

Prior to joining Victoria Police in February 2003, Simon served 19 years with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) working in special operations, community policing, criminal and internal investigations. He worked as the AFP’s policy adviser to the Commonwealth Government and was Director and General Manager (Northern) with the AFP across Queensland and the Northern Territory before becoming Chief Operating Officer for the AFP in 2000. He was then chosen by Australia’s Police Commissioners to lead the Australian Crime Commission team.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Administration, a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia and was awarded the Australian Police Medal in the Australia Day honours of 2007.

Ms Maggie Plumb, Senior Research CoordinatorMs Maggie Plumb

Western Australia Police

Maggie Plumb is a Senior Research Coordinator with Western Australia Police. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Security Science. Maggie has a strong interest in contemporary policing and conducts research into current and emerging issues.

Maggie will present on the subject of her Honours thesis, which documented for the first time how the absence of legislation requiring the authentication of the identity of domestic airline travellers facilitated organised crime.

Using an action research approach which explores a real problem and identifies the most workable solution, Maggie has worked with the Organised Crime Squad at the Western Australia Police to address the issue of organised criminals flying on domestic aircraft with false, stolen or borrowed ID or no ID at all. Additionally, using the same methodology, Maggie has also identified a unique opportunity that could prevent extra-familial child sexual assault.

Dr Donald Porter, Senior Criminal Intelligence Analyst

Australian Federal Police

Dr Porter has worked as a senior analyst at the Australian Federal Police for three years, covering organised crime and national security issues. He has previously worked on south-east Asian terrorism at the Office of National Assessments and other Australian intelligence agencies. He was awarded his PhD in Political Science and International Relations at ANU, specialising in political Islam in Indonesia.

Associate Professor Karl Roberts

Karl RobertsCharles Sturt University

Associate Professor Karl Roberts is a Forensic Psychologist and a UK Association of Chief Police Officers Approved Behavioural Investigative Advisor. Karl’s areas of expertise are investigative interviewing and risk assessment, with a focus upon terrorism. He has worked closely with police since 1992, providing investigative behavioural advice in the form of risk assessments, interview strategies and offender profiles. Since 1992, he has advised on in excess of 400 major police inquiries throughout Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. In the last five years he was actively involved with UK police counter-terrorism, providing operational behavioural advice and training. He is actively involved in police training, where he trains officers in investigative interviewing and the psychology of terrorism.

Professor Ernesto Savona, Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime

Professor Ernesto Savona

Università Cattolica Milan

Ernesto U Savona has been Professor of Criminology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan since 2003, as well as Director of Transcrime, the Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime. He is also coordinator of the International PhD Programme in Criminology of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in cooperation with other Italian and foreign universities. He was also nominated President of the European Society of Criminology for the years 2003–04.

He has been consultant to the United Nations, Council of Europe (where he was appointed one of the seven members of the Scientific and Criminological Council in 1996), the European Union and various national governments. From 1990 to 1994, he was visiting fellow and project director at the National Institute of Justice, Research Centre of the US Department of Justice, Washington DC, where he was manager of two projects on organised crime and international money laundering. Today, he is a member of the EU Commission experts group on policy needs for data on crime and criminal justice.

Along with Peter Reuter, he is editor of the series Crime and Economics for Routledge and from 2003 has been Editor in Chief of the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, published by Springer.

Dr Russell G Smith, Principal Criminologist

Dr Russell Smith

Australian Institute of Criminology

Dr Smith has qualifications in law, psychology and criminology from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from King’s College, London. He practised as a lawyer in Melbourne and was then a lecturer at the University of Melbourne before taking up a position at the Australian Institute of Criminology, where he is now Principal Criminologist and head of the Global Economic and Electronic Crime Program. He has published extensively on aspects of computer crime, fraud control and professional regulation. He is currently President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

Dr Adam M Tomison, Director

Dr Adam Tomison

Australian Institute of Criminology

Dr Tomison was appointed Director of the AIC in July 2009. He is internationally recognised as an expert in the field of child abuse, the prevention of child abuse and other family violence, and the development and operation of child protection and family support systems. An experienced public service executive, he has worked over the past two decades with a range of government, non-government organisations and advocacy groups focused on child protection and child abuse prevention in Australia and overseas. Prior to his appointment with the AIC he was Head of the Child Protection Program at the Menzies School of Health Research. From 2004 to 2008 he held various senior executive positions within the Northern Territory Department of Health and Families, including as Director of the Northern Territory’s Family and Children’s Services, and as the Department’s inaugural Principal Child Protection Adviser in 2004. In 2006-07 Dr Tomison acted as the expert advisor (and Director of Policy and Research) for the ‘Little Children are Sacred’ NT Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse.

He is perhaps best known for his work as a senior researcher with the Australian Institute of Family Studies, managing the National Child Protection Clearinghouse. Under his leadership, the Clearinghouse became a centre for excellence with a national and international reputation in the field of child abuse prevention and child protection. He subsequently developed a number of other national research and information units for the Institute, notably the Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault. Dr Tomison has made significant academic contributions to scholarly and applied research in the areas of child protection and violence prevention, and was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Catholic University in 2010. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and has regularly run educational and training seminars for professionals and the wider community.

Mr Peter Vallely

Mr Peter Vallely

Australian Crime Commission

Peter Vallely is a Technical Advisor on illicit drugs with the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). In 1984, Peter joined the forensic chemistry section of the former Queensland Government Chemical Laboratory. The late 1980s saw the rapid emergence of clandestine drug laboratories in Australia (particularly in Queensland) and since that time, Peter has been involved in various aspects of clandestine laboratory investigation and control. This has included laboratory analysis, presentation of expert court testimony, the development of clandestine lab field response units, presentation of training to law enforcement agencies nationally and internationally, and participation in a number of federal and state advisory bodies dealing with legislation around drugs and precursor chemicals.

Peter was a foundation member of the National Precursor Working Group and served as president of the Clandestine Laboratory Investigating Chemists Association. In early 2007, Peter moved to the ACC to take up a new position of forensic chemist within the agency. Shortly after he was invited to join the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna as Senior Technical Advisor to the International Narcotics Control Board, a role he held for the following two years. In 2010, Peter returned to Australia and is currently employed with the ACC in Brisbane, where he has a particular focus on amphetamine-type stimulants manufacture and controls.

Mr John Visser, General Manager, Intelligence

Mr John Visser


John Visser is the General Manager, Intelligence at AUSTRAC. He is also an active member of AUSTRAC’s Executive Committee, Leadership Group and the Intelligence and Enforcement Committees, as well as a number of operational and advisory committees convened by AUSTRAC’s partner agencies.

John joined AUSTRAC in January 1991 and his career since that time has been largely devoted to managing the development of AUSTRAC’s analysis and intelligence capabilities, working closely with partner agencies and AUSTRAC’s information technology branch as the head of the Monitoring and Analysis section.

John has represented AUSTRAC at an interdepartmental level in a number of key money laundering, law enforcement and intelligence forums and has represented Australia in the same capacity at various forums around the world, including the Financial Action Task Force, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering and the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units.

Mr Damian Voltz, Senior Intelligence Analyst

Mr Damian Voltz

Australian Crime Commission

Damian Voltz is a Senior Intelligence Analyst at the Australian Crime Commission. He has 13 years experience in Commonwealth and state law enforcement agencies and has held a variety of roles in both the intelligence and policy fields. Damian has worked primarily in the assessment and monitoring of illicit drug markets in Australia and in the development of methodologies used to assess the structure and dynamics of illicit drug markets. Damian has also been involved in the development of strategic intelligence capabilities within the Queensland Police Service, where he managed the Strategic Intelligence Unit for five years.

Dr Grant Wardlaw, Senior Fellow (CEPS)

Australian National University

Dr Grant Wardlaw is a Senior Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU), where he is an Associate Investigator with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS).

Grant has held senior executive positions in crime intelligence, research and policy organisations, including being National Manager, Intelligence in the Australian Federal Police (AFP), National Director Criminal Intelligence, Australian Crime Commission (ACC), Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence (ABCI), Director of the Commonwealth Government’s Office of Strategic Crime Assessments (OSCA) and Acting Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC).

Grant has postgraduate qualifications in psychology, international relations and international law and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He has published widely in the fields of terrorism, illicit drug policy and law enforcement intelligence and is the author of Political Terrorism: Theory, Tactics and Countermeasures (Cambridge University Press).

Mr Robert Wyld, Partner

Johnson, Winter and Slattery Lawyers

Robert Wyld is a partner with Johnson, Winter & Slattery. For over 12 years he has advised many Australian and international corporations on managing and responding to fraud, bribery and corruption investigations in Australia, North and South America and the Asia Pacific Region. He has conducted fraud, bribery and anti-corruption compliance training seminars for corporations in Australia and south-east Asia. Robert has written various articles on fraud and anti-corruption practices published in London and has spoken at conferences in Australia, the United States and Europe. He is currently writing a text on Australia’s Anti-Corruption Practices for publication in the United States, as part of a large text on Global Anti-Corruption Practices (due late 2010 or early 2011).

Assistant Commissioner Kevin Zuccato, National Manager Serious and Organised Crime

Assistant Commissioner Kevin Zuccato

Australian Federal Police

Assistant Commissioner Kevin Zuccato joined the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 1986 and served in the Sydney Office, predominantly investigating drug-related organised crime and money laundering. He worked as Team Leader of the AFP Avian Strike Teams between 1997 and 2000.

In 2002, Assistant Commissioner Zuccato was posted to Washington as the AFP Senior Liaison Officer and returned to Australia in September 2004 as the Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre. In more recent times, Assistant Commissioner Zuccato served as the Deputy Chief Police Officer Investigations and Support within ACT Policing and then moved into the role of National Manager Border and International in September 2009. In February 2010, he began his current role as National Manager Serious and Organised Crime.

Assistant Commissioner Zuccato holds a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (Policing) from Charles Sturt University, has completed leadership courses at the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and is a graduate of the AFP Management of Serious Crime Course. Assistant Commissioner Zuccato was awarded an Australian Police Medal (APM) in June 2010 in recognition of distinguished service, in particular for his contribution to federal investigations and technology-enabled crime.