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.

Ms Nicole Rose PSM

 

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 (AUSTRAC).  She previously worked as the CEO of CrimTrac, Deputy CEO of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) 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.

Ms Jaala Hinchcliffe

 

Ms Jaala Hinchcliffe

Deputy Commissioner

Ms Jaala Hinchcliffe has been the Integrity Commissioner and agency head for the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) which was subsumed into the NACC. Ms Hinchcliffe’s appointment as interim Deputy Commissioner will provide continuity for ACLEI staff and stakeholders during the transition.

Prior to her appointment as the Integrity Commissioner, Ms Hinchcliffe was the Deputy Commonwealth Ombudsman and held a number of senior executive roles at Parliament House with the Department of Parliamentary Services and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. Prior to her senior executive roles, Ms Hinchcliffe had an extensive career as a lawyer specialising in Commonwealth criminal law with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

Ms Hinchcliffe has held several board positions and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was a member of the National Executive of the Australian Institute for Administrative Law (AIAL) from 2018-2021. She is the currently a member of the APS Academy Faculty for the craft of Integrity. 

Ms Hinchcliffe has a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the ACT, the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia.
Ms Hinchcliffe’s term of appointment as interim Deputy Commissioner of the NACC is 12 months or until a third substantive Deputy Commissioner is appointed.

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.