Go to top of page

The CEO and executives

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.

Peter Clark PSM - Deputy CEO Operations

As Deputy CEO, Peter has senior executive leadership of AUSTRAC's Compliance, Intelligence and Legal (including Enforcement) branches. Before this, Peter was responsible for the Supervision Division.

Internationally, Peter is co-chair of the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) Risk, Trends and Methods Group, and chairs the Egmont Group's Information Exchange Working Group.

Before joining AUSTRAC, Peter was a Financial Sector Specialist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Peter has also served as Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions, and was an executive at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Peter commenced his career at Westpac Banking Corporation in the graduate program, subsequently holding a number of roles in the international and group credit policy areas.

In 2018 Peter was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding service to the Australian community.

Chris Collett - Deputy CEO International and Policy

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.

Leanne Fry - Acting Deputy CEO Corporate

Leanne Fry is the Acting Deputy CEO Corporate, one of three Deputies to the CEO. She has senior leadership of the People and Integrity, Innovation, Technology, Finance, Property, Governance and Risk, and Audit functions of the agency.

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.

Bradley Brown - National Manager, Strategic Intelligence and Policy

Bradley is the National Manager Strategic Intelligence and Policy at AUSTRAC. Brad is responsible for delivering operational policy outcomes that support AUSTRAC, its partner agencies and industry, while leading research to assist in the understanding of emerging risks in the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing environment.

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

Lisa Chen - Acting Chief Innovation Officer

Lisa Chen is the Acting Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer (CIO), leading the Innovation, Information and Analytics teams. Her remit is to deliver advanced analytics and customer service platforms to enable AUSTRAC to innovate, working closely with industry and partners. She joined AUSTRAC in February 2016 to lead the delivery efforts for a number of key Fintel Alliance products. 

Lisa has over a decade of experience in the Federal Government. She has been in various senior technical and leadership roles and acted in CIO roles a number of times.

She has extensive experience in strategic IT operations and development, project and products delivery, vendor and stakeholder and relationship management, with broad experience in both government and corporate sectors, working in information and communications technology.

Kathryn Haigh - General Counsel

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

Kathryn has a strong 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. 

Dr John Moss - National Manager, Intelligence

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 has led AUSTRAC's intelligence capability. 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.

Gilly Neeley - National Manager, People and Integrity

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, Compliance

Dr Nathan Newman is the National Manager Compliance. 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.

Last modified: 21/06/2018 18:42