Bruce Barbour has been permanently appointed as the Chair of the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said Mr Barbour has been acting in the role since January 2022.
“Following a thorough interview process an independent selection panel made the decision,” Ms Fentiman said.
“The Chair of the CCC is one of the most important jobs in Queensland.
“It is Queensland’s peak anti-corruption agency, and I have the utmost confidence that Mr Barbour will lead the organisation with distinction.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring Queensland has a robust integrity system that serves the people of this State.
“Mr Barbour also has a comprehensive understanding of the CCC having being appointed as an Ordinary Commissioner in 2021, with the bi-partisan support of the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee (PCCC).
“In addition to being the NSW Ombudsman for 15 years, Mr Barbour has been a senior member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, a member of the NSW Casino Control Authority, chair of the NSW Public Interest Disclosures Steering Committee, a member of the NSW Institute of Criminology Advisory Committee, regional vice-president of the International Ombudsman Institute and Convenor of the NSW Child Death Review team.”
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to stamping out corruption in Queensland.”
Mr Barbour’s appointment will begin on 2 July 2022, for a term of three years.