The ICAC is headed by three Commissioners – a Commissioner and two Deputy Commissioners.
The ICAC inaugural Commissioners were sworn in on 4th July 2023 and will serve a three year term.
Commissioner Andrew Forbes comes from Australia. He is a lawyer by profession and has worked for over 30 years in the legal field.
Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Andrew Forbes was a partner of national and international law firms, predominately based in Brisbane, Australia. He has several decades’ experience as a litigator and is recognised for his expertise in regulatory law.
While in private practice, Commissioner Forbes acted for various State and Commonwealth government departments, statutory agencies and regulatory authorities. He has extensive experience in contentious disputes, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, often appearing as advocate. He also appeared in commissions of inquiries and led investigations on behalf of regulators.
Commissioner Forbes, was called upon to make Parliamentary submissions on proposed legislation. He assisted in the review and implementation of regulatory schemes and trained government officers and legal practitioners throughout Australia as well as in the Pacific Island nations.
He holds a bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws. He also holds teaching qualifications.
Deputy Commissioner Operations
Deputy Commissioner Operations Daniel Baulch comes from Australia. He was a former senior Police Officer with the Victoria Police. He has worked in law enforcement for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in the field of investigations ranging from organized crimes to corruption.
Whilst with the Victoria Police in 2018, Deputy Commissioner Baulch led a reform of its audit program and implemented the organisation’s new risk management framework. He also led the Investigations Division of the Professional Standards Command, responsible for overseeing complaints about serving police personnel.
Deputy Commissioner Baulch has also worked for the Victorian Electoral Commission and Worksafe Victoria in regulatory compliance and investigation roles.
He holds various management and policing qualifications as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Police Studies) and a Master of Leadership.
Deputy Commissioner Prevention and Corporate
Deputy Commissioner Prevention and Corporate Graham Gill comes from New Zealand.
Prior to being appointed as Deputy Commissioner, Graham Gill was Deputy Chief Executive Corporate and Strategy at the New Zealand Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
The SFO is New Zealand’s agency responsible for corruption prevention and investigation.
In this role Deputy Commissioner Gill led the SFO’s Counter Fraud Centre. Before this he was the SFO’s General Manager Evaluation and Intelligence and Business Services assessing serious fraud and corruption complaints. Deputy Commissioner Gill also spent 16 years in the NZ Police, qualifying as a detective sergeant. He has also spent time working across Asia as a human resources manager for a Sydney-based technology company.
He has a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University and a post-graduate management qualification from the University of Auckland.