Dr John Moss

Deputy CEO

John MossDr Moss is currently the Deputy CEO Corporate Operations/Chief Operating Officer in AUSTRAC – Australia’s financial intelligence unit and anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing regulator.  The role provides senior leadership in AUSTRAC and has responsibility for the strategy and capability 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 national security and law enforcement including associated private sector, security, border, regulatory and revenue agency collaboration. This has included senior executive leadership positions with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and AUSTRAC with a focus on business transformation and operational delivery.

Prior to his current role, Dr Moss led AUSTRAC's intelligence capability as National Manager Intelligence. Dr Moss led development and delivery of contemporary intelligence capabilities suitable for current and future AML/CTF environments – such as specialised tradecraft, advanced analysis and data tools, edge technologies, public-private partnerships, and enhanced domestic and international networks to enable improved operational outcomes.

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.


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