Nicole Rose PSM – AUSTRAC Chief Executive Officer
Nicole Rose PSM commenced as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AUSTRAC in November 2017.
As AUSTRAC CEO, Nicole leads Australia's financial intelligence unit and anti‐money laundering and counter‐terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulator.
AUSTRAC’s regulation hardens the financial sector against criminal exploitation and its intelligence provides crucial information to its national security, domestic and international law enforcement partners.
Nicole has an extensive and diverse career in Australia’s law enforcement, criminal justice and intelligence agencies. Before joining AUSTRAC, Nicole was Deputy Secretary of the Criminal Justice Group in the Commonwealth Attorney‐General’s Department. Prior to that she was Deputy CEO of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), Acting Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, CEO of CrimTrac, and Director of the Office of the NSW Police Commissioner.
Nicole is AUSTRAC’s representative on the ACIC Board and the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce CEO Board. She also oversaw AUSTRAC formally joining the National Intelligence Community in 2018 under the enterprise‐level management of the Office of National Intelligence, in recognition of the growing importance of financial intelligence.
Nicole was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2013 for her services to policing.
Appointment to the National Anti-Corruption Commission
On 30 March 2023, the Governor-General appointed Nicole as an inaugural Deputy Commissioner for the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). The government expects the NACC to begin operations in mid-2023, at which time Nicole will leave AUSTRAC to take up her appointment full-time. Nicole’s replacement as AUSTRAC CEO is overseen by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and will be announced in due course.
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