Commissioner, Border Force
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Mr Roman Quaedvlieg is the Australian Border Force Commissioner, a role he was appointed to when the Australian Border Force (ABF) commenced on 1 July 2015. Prior to becoming the ABF Commissioner, Mr Quaedvlieg was the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS). Mr Quaedvlieg began with the ACBPS in May 2013, after being appointed the Deputy Chief Executive Officer Border Enforcement. Prior to this appointment, Mr Quaedvlieg was the Chief Police Officer of ACT Policing as an Australian Federal Police (AFP) Assistant Commissioner. Mr Quaedvlieg commenced at the AFP in 2006 as the Manager Economic Operations, with responsibility for financial and economic investigations including money-laundering and large-scale fraud against the Commonwealth. Mr Quaedvlieg was promoted to Assistant Commissioner in 2007 and assumed responsibility for Border Operations, combatting major drug importation and trafficking, people-smuggling activity, sexual servitude, and child sex tourism offences. Mr Quaedvlieg has also performed the roles of Assistant Commissioner Aviation and the AFP Chief of Staff. Prior to his appointment with the AFP, Mr Quaedvlieg undertook a three-year tenure with the Australian Crime Commission with responsibility for covert operations. A career police officer, Mr Quaedvlieg began his policing career as a sworn member of the Queensland Police Service for 15 years, where he performed duties in a range of positions investigating and managing serious and organised criminal activity. Mr Quaedvlieg has a Bachelor of Justice from the Queensland University of Technology, and is undertaking a Master of Business Administration at the Melbourne Business School. He was awarded an Australian Police Medal in 2011 for serving the Australian community with distinction, particularly in the areas of police operations and administration.