International Serious and Organised Crime Conference 2013


Professor Rod Broadhurst
Chief Investigator
ARC Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security

Professor Rod Broadhurst

is Chief Investigator ARC Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security at the Australian National University (ANU) node and Professor at ‘Regnet’ and Research Fellow College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU. His research includes studies of lethal violence, victimization, and longitudinal research applying risk analysis methodologies to problems of recidivism and dangerous offending.

His current research focuses on crime and development, the recidivism of homicide and grave offenders, cybercrime and organized crime. He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Criminology, and was formerly Associate Professor, the University of Hong Kong, and Head of the School of Justice Queensland University of Technology.

He was the foundation editor of the Asian Journal of Criminology (2005) and serves on the editorial boards of Criminology and Criminal Justice, ANZ J. Criminology, Pakistan J. Criminology, and International. J. Cyber Criminology.  Recent publications include Business and the Risk of Crime in China (ANU E-Press 2011), and articles in the British J. Criminology, Trends in Organized Crime, ANZ J. Criminology, Homicide Studies, Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and Policing in Society as well as forthcoming chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime, Asian Handbook of Criminology (Springer), Transnational Crime (Sage) and East and South-East Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives (Routledge).

Mr Robert Bromwich SC
Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Senior Counsel, NSW Private Bar 2009-2012
Barrister, NSW Private Bar 1998-2009
In-House Counsel, CDPP 1995-1997

Mr Bromwich has been a member of the New South Wales Private Bar since 1998 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2009. Prior to this Mr Bromwich was a lawyer, senior manager and In-house Counsel with the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr Bromwich holds a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney (1993) and a Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University (1984).

Mr Bromwich’s 5 year term as Commonwealth DPP commenced on 17 December 2012.

The Hon Jason Clare MP
Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Justice

The Hon Jason Clare MP is the Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Justice.

He was born and raised in Western Sydney where he attended Cabramatta Public School and Canley Vale High School before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.

Before entering Parliament he worked as an executive at Transurban, one of Australia's top 100 companies.

In November 2007, Jason was elected as the Federal Member for Blaxland. In June 2009, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Employment. Jason was Minister for Defence Materiel from September 2010 to December 2011.

Jason is the Patron of CLAN (Care Leavers Australia Network), the Bankstown Sports Club, and the Bankstown RSL.  He also sits on the Executive Committee of St Judes Men's Refuge.

Professor Jonathan Clough
Faculty of Law, Monash University

Dr Jonathan Clough is a Professor and Director, Higher Degrees by Research in the Faculty of Law at Monash University. Professor Clough teaches and researches in the areas of criminal law and evidence, with a particular focus on corporate criminal liability, judicial communication with jurors and cybercrime. He has published numerous articles in national and international journals, and is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant with the Victorian Department of Justice examining improved methods of judicial communication with juries.

Professor Clough is the author of Principles of Cybercrime (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and has written numerous articles on the topic, with a particular focus on child exploitation offences. He teaches Cybercrime in the Monash LLM programme and has presented his research at national and international conferences. He has provided advice to government on cybercrime related issues, and is a current member of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Expert Working Group.

Mr Jeremy Douglas
Regional Representative, Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Mr. Jeremy Douglas is the Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Prior to his arrival in Bangkok, Mr. Douglas was the UNODC Representative in Pakistan between September 2009 – April 2013..

Between 2007 and 2009, Mr. Douglas was based in Vienna as Manager of UNODC’s Global SMART Programme that improves the understanding of illicit synthetic drugs globally and in key regions, including East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, the Near and Middle East, Africa, and the Americas, providing the international community with an evidence base for effective operational responses and interventions.<.

Preceding his time as Manager of the Global SMART Programme Mr. Douglas was a Regional Project Coordinator for UNODC in East Asia based in the Bangkok Regional Centre between 2002 and 2007..

Mr. Douglas has also worked with the United Nations in New York, the Management Board of Cabinet of the Government of Canada and with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Government of Canada in the Caribbean. Mr. Douglas is a graduate of the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom and Bishop’s University in Canada..

Professor Adam Graycar
Professor of Public Policy, Director
Transnational Research Institute on Corruption, Australian National University

Adam Graycar is Professor of Public Policy at the Australian National University, where he is also Director of the Research School of Social Sciences, and Director of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption.  He joined ANU in 2010 when he became the Foundation Dean of the Australian National Institute for Public Policy for two years.  He has had long experience in both academia and in government.  His most recent government position was Head, Cabinet Office, Government of South Australia, and his most recent academic post before joining ANU was Dean, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Adam has had long experience in policy making, research, and research management at the most senior levels in Australia.  He has acquired extensive policy experience over 22 years in senior level posts he has held in government, both Federal and State.  He has also represented Australia in various international fora (OECD, UN etc).  He has held academic positions and visiting posts in social policy, political science and criminology at several universities in Australia, Europe, Asia and the US.  He has two doctorates from the University of NSW, is the author of some 200 scholarly publications, and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Mr John Lawler AM APM
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Crime Commission

Mr John Lawler AM APM is the Chief Executive Office of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC).

Mr Lawler is a career law enforcement officer, having previously served for 29 years with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) at the community policing, national and international levels. He has extensive experience in a wide range of law enforcement disciplines in Australia and overseas. In the course of his career, Mr Lawler has performed a number of key Executive roles in law enforcement, culminating in his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the ACC in March 2009.

Mr Lawler has been awarded an Australia Day Medallion; the National Medal and Clasp for his 25 years of diligent service; the Australian Police Medal, Australia’s highest law enforcement award; and the Member of the Order of Australia.

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 Ben McDevitt AM APM
State Manager, Queensland
Australian Crime Commission

Ben McDevitt has served in various national and international law enforcement roles for the past 28 years, including with ACT Policing, the Australian Federal Police, Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police, Law Enforcement Advisor to the Bougainville Peace Monitoring Team and with the United Nations Police in Cyprus.  He also served as the CEO of CrimTrac for five years.

In January 2011, Mr McDevitt joined the ACC as Special Advisor Knowledge Management responsible for leading the development of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Management Strategy.  Mr McDevitt also performs the roles as ACC State Manager Queensland and as National Manager Cybercrime.

Asst. Commissioner Tim Morris AM APM
National Manager High Tech Crime Operations
Australian Federal Police
Mr Morris was appointed to the Australian Federal Police in 1986.  During his career Mr Morris has worked in a variety of fields, including organised crime, counter narcotic operations, anti money laundering and counter terrorism.  Mr Morris has also been seconded to the National Crime Authority and AUSTRAC.

In 2013 Mr Morris assumed the role as the head of the AFP's High Tech Crime Operations.  This role encompasses all cybercrime investigations, education and prevention programs in addition to having responsibility for a wide range of electronic capabilities.  He also serves as Australia's representative on the Virtual Global Task Force.

Mr Morris holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Studies), Post Graduate Certificate of Business and a Masters of Intellectual Property Law.  He was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 for his leadership of the Bali bombing investigation and the Australian Police Medal in 2010 in recognition of distinguished service, particularly in the International arena. 

Mr Philip Moss
Integrity Commissioner
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Mr Philip Moss is the inaugural Integrity Commissioner and head of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, He was appointed to this post in July 2007.

Mr Moss joined the Australian Public Service in 1975. During his public service career, Mr Moss has held a series of senior positions dealing with a broad range of integrity and governance matters. He was at one time an acting Assistant Secretary in the Human Rights Commission, 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.

Presently, Mr Moss is Chair of the Australian Anti-Corruption Commissions Forum. In 2012, Mr Moss represented the Australian Government at the inaugural Assembly of Parties to the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna, Austria.

Mr Moss was admitted to legal practice in New South Wales in 1991.

The Hon Shayne Neumann MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General

Mr Shayne Neumann MP, was first elected to the House of Representatives to the seat of Blair in 2007. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General on March 25 2013.

Mr Mike Pezzullo
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Michael Pezzullo was appointed to the office of Chief Executive of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service on 15 February 2013. He took up the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Service in July 2009 where he was responsible for corporate support, strategy, maritime security and border-related intelligence and national security programmes.

Before joining the Service, he was Deputy Secretary Strategy in the Department of Defence, from January 2006 and was responsible for strategy and planning, the policy aspects of ADF operations and international relationships, export controls and counter-proliferation, and the Department’s ministerial support and public affairs activities. Between February 2008 and May 2009 he led the Defence White Paper team and was also the principal author of the 2009 Defence White Paper.

In 1992, he joined the  Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he worked in the International Division on trade issues, including APEC. In March 1993, he joined the staff of the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Gareth Evans QC, remaining at Parliament House until 2001, including serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Kim Beazley MP.

In February 2002, he rejoined the Department of Defence as an Assistant Secretary. In March 2004, he was promoted to First Assistant Secretary with responsibility for Defence infrastructure, property and environment. In July 2004 he was transferred into the role of Chief of Staff Australian Defence Headquarters and First Assistant Secretary Coordination and Public Affairs Division.

Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan APM
Deputy Commissioner Close Operations Support
Australian Federal Police

Mr Phelan was appointed to the Australian Federal Police in 1985. During his career Mr Phelan has worked in a variety of fields, including community policing and national operations.

In 1998 Mr Phelan accepted an appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the AFP Association for two years.

In 2000 he took up the position as the AFP’s Senior Liaison Officer in Manila. On his return in 2002 he was promoted to the Senior Executive Service in the AFP’s Brisbane Office.

In 2003, Mr Phelan was appointed as the Director for Outcome Service Delivery and in 2004 was appointed Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre.

Later that year, Mr Phelan was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner and undertook the role of National Manager Border and International Network.

In September 2007 Mr Phelan was appointed as the Chief Police Officer for the Australian Capital Territory. He was promoted to Deputy Commissioner in 2010, taking up the role of Deputy Commissioner Close Operations Support overseeing the portfolios of High Tech Crime, Forensics and Intelligence.

Mr Phelan has previously held positions on the Boards of the Australian Crime Commission, Crimtrac and the Australian and New Zealand Police Advisory Agency. Mr Phelan has also previously been a member of the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council.

Mr Phelan was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2008 and holds a Degree in Commerce, an Honours Degree in Law and a Masters in Business Administration from Melbourne Business School.

Mr Daniel Ragsdale
Deputy Director
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Daniel Ragsdale is the deputy director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the principal investigative agency in the Department of Homeland Security. He is responsible for an annual budget of almost $6 billion and more than 20,000 employees assigned to more than 400 offices, including 70 international offices in U.S. embassies worldwide.

Mr. Ragsdale is also the agency’s chief management officer, overseeing the Office of Management and Administration. The Office of Management and Administration directs, plans and coordinates the core mission support functions and programs at ICE. Mr. Ragsdale oversees the chiefs of finance, information technology, procurement, human capital; officers of privacy, freedom of information act; as well as the offices of firearms, policy, training, chief diversity, and equal opportunity.

Mr. Ragsdale joined the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service’s General Counsel Office in 1996 and served as an attorney in New York, N.Y., as well as Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. He also served as a special assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. Mr. Ragsdale joined ICE’s headquarters legal team in 2006 as chief of the Enforcement Law Division. In 2008, he moved to the Office of the Assistant Secretary as a counselor to the assistant secretary. He received an undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Ragsdale is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.

Mr Michael Sachs
Chief of Staff, Investigation Division
New York County District Attorney's Office

Michael Sachs is the Chief of Staff to the Investigation Division of the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Sachs joined the District Attorney’s Office in 2005 and has served in the Trial Division, as a Major Case Assistant of the Identity Theft Unit, and as a member of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau. Mr. Sachs has investigated and prosecuted numerous assault, narcotics, identity theft, and cybercrime cases. His most recent investigations focused on large-scale organized identity theft rings including those engaged in cyber bank fraud and the manufacture and use of forged credit cards. In 2011, Mr. Sachs was named the Prosecutor of the Year by the New York Metro Chapter of the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators.

Dr Russell Smith
Principal Criminologist
Australian Institute of Criminology
Dr Russell G 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 before becoming a criminology lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He then took up a position at the Australian Institute of Criminology where he is now Principal Criminologist and head of the Transnational and Organised Crime Program. He has published extensively on aspects of cybercrime, fraud control, and professional regulation with over 150 academic publications. He regularly speaks at international and local conferences, and is a regular commentator in the media.
Commissioner Ian Stewart APM
Queensland Police Service

Commissioner Ian Stewart is a career Police Officer with over 38 years’ service. He commenced in the role of Commissioner on 1 November 2012, after having held numerous senior positions across a broad range of portfolios within the Queensland Police Service.

Commissioner Stewart holds Master of Public Policy and Administration and Bachelor of Business qualifications and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Public Administration Australia and Australian Institute of Management. He is also a graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Commissioner Stewart is the recipient of the Australian Fulbright Professional Scholarship, the National Emergency Medal and the Australian Police Medal.

As Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner Stewart was appointed the inaugural State Disaster Coordinator and was responsible for coordination and overview of statewide disaster response operations during the unprecedented flooding and cyclone events throughout Queensland, December to February 2010–11.

He has played a key role within the national security agenda by managing the Queensland Government’s Security Planning and Coordination unit providing a whole of government security coordination and counter terrorism response. Commissioner Stewart was the inaugural chair of the Investigation Support Capability Coordination Sub-Committee for the National Counter Terrorism Committee.

Mr Roger Wilkins AO
Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department

Mr Roger Wilkins AO is Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department, a position he has held since September 2008.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary of the department, he was Head of Government and Public Sector Group Australia and New Zealand with Citi and was Citi’s global public sector leader on climate change from 2006–2008.

From 1992–2006, Mr Wilkins was the Director-General of the Cabinet Office in New South Wales where he played a leading role in areas of reform in administration and law, corporatisation and microeconomic reform. Mr Wilkins was also the Director-General of the Ministry of Arts in New South Wales from 2001 to 2006.

Mr Wilkins has chaired a number of national taskforces and committees dealing with public sector reform, including the Council of Australian Government Committee on Regulatory Reform, the National Health Taskforce on Mental Health and the National Emissions Trading Taskforce.

He is a member of the Board of the Forum of Federations and advises different federal systems especially on fiscal issues.

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to public administration.