Regulatory

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr John Moss

Deputy CEO
AUSTRAC

Dr John Moss to be checkedAs the Deputy CEO leading the Corporate Operations Division, John has senior leadership of the people and integrity, innovation, capability, technology, finance, property, security, governance and risk, and audit functions of the agency.

 

 

 

 

 

GUEST Speakers

Michael Hickey MAIPIO

Director, Compliance & Enforcement
Victorian Building Authority (VBA)

Michael HickeyMichael is Director, Compliance & Enforcement at the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Victoria’s regulator of the building and plumbing industry, where he has held various compliance and enforcement related roles over a period of more than 13 years.

Michael is responsible for leading the Practitioner Intelligence Team, Complaints Team, Investigations Team, Practitioner Discipline Team and the collection and audit of Victoria’s statutory building activity data and building permit levies. In 2014, he was tasked with establishing the organisation's new Practitioner Intelligence Team. Today, it is central to the industry regulator's compliance activities, with a growing reliance on data, analysis and generation of actionable insights to address regulatory risk and inform enforcement activities, organisational decision making and support the achievement of strategic outcomes.

Before relocating to Australia, Michael had a varied past in the UK, primarily as an Analyst in the private sector and Data Manager in national projects at the Department of Health (UK), along with a stint in the dot com boom in London, during the late 1990s and website development in the not-for-profit sector.

Michael has completed the ANACAPA Criminal Intelligence Analysis course, in addition to possessing a master’s degree in Intelligence Analysis (Charles Sturt University, Australia), master’s degree in Computer Science (Newcastle University, UK) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing (Institute of Internal Auditors, Australia).

 

Neil Quarmby

CEO and Founder
Intelligence Rising

Neil QuarmbyNeil’s career extends across 21 years in military intelligence, five years in law enforcement and over thirteen years leading three government regulators in the sectors of: health services, human/social services, and workplace safety.  Neil was most recently the NSW Registrar of Community Housing which is a statutory appointment reporting to government on the suitability and performance of companies to manage risks associated with the provision of shelter to our most disadvantaged. Neil is the Chief Executive of Intelligence Rising – a consulting and online training company for intelligence and compliance professionals.

Neil has lived experience in building better-practice regulatory outcomes, has independently reviewed regulators’ performance, and has provided international consulting services for many government organisations seeking to improve their intelligence and decision-making capability. He has also published two authoritative texts on intelligence and regulation. His company provides skills based and introductory courses for intelligence, regulation, compliance, and enforcement officers and managers.

 

Brett Turner

Charles Sturt University

Brett TurnerBrett is currently employed as an Intelligence Officer within a NSW government regulator and is responsible for establishing a bespoke intelligence capability for a targeted, state-wide compliance operation. Brett has over 10 years experience working in both intelligence and investigation roles in both the private and public sectors and has recently completed a Master of Intelligence Analysis at Charles Sturt University. Brett's research includes a review of several structured analytic techniques with an aim of identifying ways that traditional intelligence analysis processes can be applied to large scale government investigations. 

 

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