The Hon Paul Brereton AM RFD SC

 

The Hon Paul Brereton AM RFD SC

Commissioner

The Hon Paul Brereton AM RFD SC has been a solicitor, barrister, senior counsel, judge and judge of appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Deputy Chair of the NSW Law Reform Commission and Deputy President of the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal. He has extensive experience leading complex and sensitive investigations, including as Assistant Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force when he delivered the Afghanistan Inquiry Report.

He has also held several senior leadership positions in the Australian Defence Force Reserves.

Commissioner Brereton’s term of appointment as the inaugural Commissioner of the NACC is five years.

Deputy Commissioner Nicole Rose

 

Ms Nicole Rose PSM

Deputy Commissioner

Before her appointment as a Deputy Commissioner of the NACC, Deputy Commissioner Rose was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre. She previously worked as the CEO of CrimTrac, Deputy CEO of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and Deputy Secretary of the Criminal Justice Group in the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.

Ms Rose brings to the NACC diverse experience in law enforcement, intelligence and regulatory environments.

Deputy Commissioner Rose’s term of appointment as a Deputy Commissioner of the NACC is five years.

Dr Ben Gauntlett

 

Dr Ben Gauntlett

Deputy Commissioner

Before his appointment as a Deputy Commissioner of the NACC, Deputy Commissioner Gauntlett was the Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. Deputy Commissioner Gauntlett has previously worked as a barrister in Western Australia and Victoria, as Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth, an associate at the High Court of Australia, as a solicitor in a large commercial law firm and taught law in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Deputy Commissioner Gauntlett holds a Master of Laws from New York University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Deputy Commissioner Gauntlett’s term of appointment as a Deputy Commissioner of the NACC is five years.

Deputy Commissioner Kylie Kilgour

 

Kylie Kilgour

Deputy Commissioner

Prior to her appointment as a Deputy Commissioner of the NACC, Deputy Commissioner Kilgour was a Deputy Commissioner of the Victorian Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC). She was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (RCMPI), a Deputy Secretary in the Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), a legal aid policy adviser in the UK and a community legal centre lawyer in NSW.

Deputy Commissioner Kilgour has a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW and was admitted as a legal practitioner in 2001. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Deputy Commissioner Kilgour’s term of appointment as a Deputy Commissioner of the NACC is for five years.

Mr Philip Reed

 

Mr Philip Reed

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Philip Reed brings substantial experience to this role having most recently been the inaugural Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption between July 2018 until April 2023. Mr Reed has previously been the CEO of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and also held senior executive roles in the New South Wales, Victorian and Queensland state governments in a public service career spanning more than 40 years.

Mr Reed’s term of appointment as CEO of the NACC is five years.

Organisational structure

Flow chart: 5 statutory officers sit at the top, with the CEO and 3 Deputy Commissioners sitting under the Commissioner. Sitting under the CEO are 6 General Managers overseeing: Executive and Business Support; Enabling Services; Legal; Corruption, Prevention, Education and Evaluation; Operational Capabilities; and Operations.
NACC Organisational Chart
Accountability and reporting
The NACC operates under the National Anti-Corruption Act 2022 and is overseen by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Anti-Corruption Commission (PJC-NACC) and an Inspector of the National Anti-Corruption Commission.