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AUSTRAC Executive Committee

Nicole Rose PSM - Chief Executive Officer

Nicole Rose commenced her role as AUSTRAC's Chief Executive Officer on 13 November 2017. Prior to this position, she was the Acting Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

Ms Rose also served as the Deputy Secretary, Criminal Justice Group in the Attorney-General's Department, a role she commenced on 3 April 2017. Before that, Ms Rose was Chief Executive Officer of CrimTrac until it merged with the Australian Crime Commission to form the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) on 1 July 2016.

Ms Rose was previously the Director of the Office of the NSW Police Commissioner, a position she held from 2007. Before joining the NSW Police Force in 2004, Ms Rose worked in several New South Wales public sector departments including the Premier's Department, the Ministry for Police, and the Serious Offenders Review Council in the Department of Corrective Services.

She has tertiary qualifications in Business and Management and recently completed the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship in Ethical Leadership at Melbourne University.

In 2013 Ms Rose was awarded the Public Service Medal for services to policing.

Chris Collett - Deputy CEO Intelligence and International

Chris Collett joined AUSTRAC as the Deputy CEO International and Policy in June 2018. Chris is responsible for the leadership of AUSTRAC’s operational policy functions, strategic industry guidance and international operations, and serves as a member of the agency’s executive.

Prior to taking on this role, Chris was the Assistant Secretary for Transnational Crime Policy, in the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. He was responsible for policy, legislation and advice to Government across a range of criminal justice areas. This included responsibility for Australia’s anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing legislative and policy framework, including engagement with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and oversight of the Anti-Money Laundering Assistance Team (AMLAT).

Chris has previously held a range of senior executive positions in the Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Employment, across criminal justice, emergency management, civil justice, and assurance and compliance areas. Prior to joining the Australian Public Service, Chris worked in state government and non-government organisations. He holds a Master of Arts and a bachelor degree and post-graduate diploma in psychology.

Peter Soros - Deputy CEO Regulatory Strategy

Peter Soros commenced at AUSTRAC on 25 June 2018.  He was previously the Chief of Staff to the Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation, between December 2017 and June 2018. Prior to this, he was Chief of Staff to the Minister for Justice and Counter-Terrorism between October 2013 and December 2017.

Mr Soros brings to AUSTRAC a strong understanding of law enforcement, intelligence and national security, with an exceptional ability to navigate through Home Affairs and Government. He has also worked in a range of roles in the public service between 2002 and 2013. This included roles in the Department of Industry and the Department of Human Services.  

Mr Soros has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies from Monash University.

Dr John Moss - Deputy CEO Corporate Operations

The Deputy CEO Corporate Operations role has senior leadership of the People and Integrity, Innovation, Technology, Finance, Property, Governance and Risk, and Audit functions of the agency.

Dr John Moss has over 25 years experience in intelligence and security-related positions in New Zealand and Australia.

He has worked across state and Commonwealth agencies in operations and intelligence leadership positions, with an emphasis on law enforcement and associated security, border, regulatory and revenue agency collaboration. This has included senior executive leadership positions with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and AUSTRAC.

Since joining AUSTRAC in 2016, Dr Moss led AUSTRAC's intelligence capability as National Manager Intelligence. In addition to operational delivery, his focus has been on developing and delivering contemporary intelligence capabilities suitable for current and future AML/CTF environments – such as specialised tradecraft, advanced analysis tools, public-private partnerships, and enhanced domestic and international networks and operational collaboration across broader government priorities. 

Dr Moss has a Doctorate of Philosophy and other postgraduate qualifications including a Master of Defence Studies, Master of Letters, Graduate Certificate of Asian Studies and Graduate Certificate in Organised Crime and Corruption Investigations.

Bradley Brown - National Manager, Intelligence and International Partnerships

Bradley is the National Manager, Intelligence and International Partnerships branch at AUSTRAC. He leads AUSTRAC’s contribution to key intelligence and operational task forces in Australia. This includes Fintel Alliance, AUSTRAC’s public-private partnership to detect and disrupt money laundering, terrorism financing and serious crime.

The branch also supports AUSTRAC’s international strategy and engagement in forums such as the Financial Action Task Force, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering and the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, as well as multilateral and bilateral engagements. This includes the regional Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit, international deployments and technical assistance and training.

Brad also oversees AUSTRAC’s Risk Assessment program, which is aimed at building a deep understanding of money laundering and terrorism financing risks within particular sectors and products. 

Bradley joined AUSTRAC in 2004 as the Manager Strategic Analysis, after a 15-year career with the Queensland Police Service. Bradley has performed leadership roles across AUSTRAC’s business within Intelligence, Program Management, Government Relations and Policy. He holds a Masters in Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism.

Leanne Fry - National Manager, Innovation and Technology Solutions (CIO)

Leanne's main role is to support strong AUSTRAC business outcomes by leading excellence in customer service and positive culture across the enterprise.

Leanne joined AUSTRAC in November 2015 to lead the team delivering Fintel Alliance. Formerly Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer at the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman, her experience ranges across multiple private and public sectors in digital services and delivery, governance, ICT, marketing and communications, business improvement and web science. Through the Web Science community Leanne is actively engaged on digital literacy initiatives, particularly for emerging generations, and the challenges of understanding digital disruption.

Kathryn Haigh - National Manager, Legal and Policy

Kathryn joined AUSTRAC as General Counsel in September 2016. Kathryn is also responsible for AUSTRAC’s Rules, exemptions and enforcement functions.

Kathryn has a background in law enforcement and regulation, having previously worked for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, where she led a range of prosecutions targeting transnational and serious organised crime, working closely with a range of law enforcement and national security agencies.

Kathryn has also worked for other government regulators, and has extensive experience working in private practice, acting on behalf of clients defending civil penalty proceedings and other regulatory matters. 

Gilly Neeley - National Manager, People and Business Solutions

Gilly is responsible for all aspects of the management of human capital at AUSTRAC. This includes the full suite of Human Resources functions, Industrial Relations, Security and Integrity, as well as Organisational Development, including Workforce Planning and Learning and Development. She also looks after Property and the management of the AUSTRAC offices throughout Australia. Gilly has a key role in driving the culture of the organisation through a range of strategies and workplace initiatives.   

Gilly has worked in similar roles in Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), the Australian Public Service Commission and the Department of Families and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (now Department of Social Services). She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma in Government and is a member of the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) and IPAA.

Dr Nathan Newman - National Manager, Regulatory Operations

Dr Nathan Newman is the National Manager, Regulatory Operations. Nathan leads AUSTRAC’s regulatory compliance, investigations and industry education functions, including AUSTRAC's efforts to monitor and support compliance by industry with their obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006

Formerly AUSTRAC’s Chief of Staff, where he managed the agency's Strategic Communications, and Parliamentary & Planning teams, Nathan has worked across the Australian law enforcement and national security community for more than a decade.

Nathan was the Director of the then-Australian Crime Commission’s Strategy and Policy team, where he contributed to whole-of-government policy and legislative reform. He also previously worked with industry to build the resilience of the critical infrastructure sector at the Attorney-General’s Department, and supported the Australian Government’s response to national security threats as part of his work at the Defence Intelligence Organisation. 

Nathan attained a Doctorate of Philosophy following studies to develop a next generation sensor for waste water analysis.

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