The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) supports the Commission by providing advice, leading discussions and making recommendations on strategic and operational matters critical to the CCC’s performance.
The ELT is responsible for:
- Strategic oversight: Understanding the CCC’s operating environment, identifying strategic issues and steering the organisation towards achievement of strategic goals and objectives.
- Corporate leadership: Guiding strategic and operational activities, setting the tone for how things are done and driving good governance through oversight of the CCC’s governance framework.
- Portfolio assessment: Setting priorities in alignment with strategic goals and objectives, approval of investigations and projects (including resource allocation).
- Portfolio review: Analysing business activity and optimising the focus of CCC investment by regular oversight of approved investigations and projects.
Ms Jen O’Farrell has a Bachelor of Laws (1st class honours, QUT), a Bachelor of Commerce (UQ) and a Bachelor of Business (QUT). She was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2008.
Prior to commencing at the CCC in July 2015, Ms O’Farrell assisted the Commission of Inquiry into the regulation of the Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry as the Commission’s Executive Director. This role allowed her to combine her experience in law, risk management, corporate governance, workforce management and organisational strategy. She gained this experience through more than 15 years in both the public and private sectors, including as the General Manager, Strategy and Renewal and Director Legal Services at the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and as a solicitor with Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers.
Ms O’Farrell’s professional achievements include the success of the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ Innovation Strategy: Putting ideas into action. This strategy was developed and led by Ms O’Farrell in 2014 and won that year’s Australian Human Resources Institute Fons Trompenaars Award for Innovation & Creativity.
Ms Sharon Loder has a Bachelor of Laws (QUT), a Bachelor of Business (HRM) and a Master of Laws (UQ). She was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1992 and since 2000 as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia.
Ms Loder is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has many years experience in senior and executive positions in law enforcement or integrity commissions. These include her terms as Executive Director, Investigation Division at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, as Executive Legal Officer and as Director, Misconduct Investigations at the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission, and as Manager of the Legal Unit, State Crime Operations Command, Queensland Police Service (QPS).
Mr Paul Alsbury has a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) (QUT), a Bachelor of Laws (QUT) and a Master of Laws (QUT). He was admitted in Queensland as a Solicitor in 1999 and as a Barrister in 2001. Mr Alsbury is also admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Alsbury has over 15 years’ experience in the Queensland Public Service, including as a Crown Prosecutor with the Office the Director of Public Prosecutions, Executive Director (Legislation and Standards) with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and Executive Director (Legal Division) with the Queensland Police Service.
Detective Chief Supt Cheryl Scanlon holds a Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education (Griffith University) and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (AIPM). She has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, USA.
Detective Chief Supt Scanlon has been instrumental in driving significant government reforms in the area of Child Protection and Social Services, and prior to coming to the Crime and Corruption Commission she was the Child Safety Director for the Queensland Police Service. In 2015, Cheryl was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International for her services to the North Queensland community, where she served in various Commissioned Officer roles prior to her return to Brisbane in 2016.
Ms Carolyn Bradley holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) / Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours Division A, including Dean’s Merit List) from Deakin University, and post-graduate diplomas in both accounting and law. She was admitted as a Chartered Accountant in 2008 and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2009.
Carolyn is a versatile senior leader in strategic, operational and cultural management and change. She has 14+ years professional experience gained across multiple geographies and operating environments, including within Forensic and Insight Solutions at Deloitte, and transformation roles with Babcock International and Aberdeen Harbour Board, Britain’s oldest existing business.
Dr Rebecca Denning holds a Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice (1st Class Honours) and PhD from Griffith University, and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Rebecca has extensive government policy, research and management experience, obtained through her work in State and Commonwealth agencies, predominantly related to the criminal justice sector. She has led a numerous legislative reviews and has significant experience with statistical reporting and data analytics, stakeholder engagement, and innovation in service delivery within a law enforcement and integrity context. Rebecca has held a variety of senior and leadership roles in academia, including currently as Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Queensland and previously as the Associate Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.
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