Australian Public Sector
Anti-Corruption Conference
Independent Commission Against Corruption, New South Wales Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

APSACC 2017 workshop facilitators

  • Special Agent George Bokelberg

    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    New Orleans Division
    United States of America

    Special Agent George Bokelberg is a clinical psychologist who received his doctorate from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University before becoming a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    After joining the FBI and working as a criminal investigator in Washington DC, Special Agent Bokelberg was promoted to FBI Headquarters where he served for several years as the FBI undercover program’s chief psychologist before transferring to New Orleans.

  • Ms Yenda Clifton

    Principal Lawyer
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Yenda Clifton is a Principal Lawyer at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. She has previously worked as a prosecutor with the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and with the NSW Ombudsman as Principal Lawyer on the Operation Prospect investigation.

  • Dr Benjamin Marx

    Senior Research and Prevention Officer
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Ben Marx has been with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) for 10 years. During this time, he has managed projects on human services non-government organisations (NGOs), the payment of invoices and the corruption risk profile of the NSW public sector. He has also conducted corruption prevention analysis on more than a dozen ICAC investigations. Prior to joining ICAC, he worked in the university sector, having earned a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney.

  • Ms Carol Morrison

    Intelligence Analyst
    Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

    Carol Morrison has experience in organised crime and corruption investigations. She is currently working in the Corruption Operations Unit where she specialises in the investigation of police corruption and misconduct. Carol has ten years law enforcement experience having worked in the area of parole and victims support with the Canadian parole board.

  • Mr Antony Pedroza

    Senior Corruption Prevention Officer (Planning)
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Antony Pedroza is a qualified planning professional with over 14 years of experience. He has previously worked assessing development proposals and new planning instruments at the NSW Government's planning department. Antony brings his planning experience and practical knowledge of local councils and the NSW government to his current role at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption for both investigations and corruption prevention work.

  • Mr Michael Riashi

    Senior Investigator
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Michael Riashi leads investigations into allegations of serious and/or systemic corrupt conduct occurring within NSW public sector agencies and local councils. These investigations involve a broad range of criminal and disciplinary matters.

  • Mr Adam Shapiro

    Senior Corruption Prevention Officer (Training and Development)
    NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

    Adam Shapiro is an adult educator with over 25 years’ experience. He has been working at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption since June 2008. His background includes both public and private sector employment in roles such as subject matter expert, senior instructional designer and content editor, project manager, business development manager, and chief operating officer. His corruption prevention experience includes workshop facilitation, the development of training and corruption prevention resources, and the provision of advice across the NSW public sector. Adam co-developed the Strategic approaches to corruption prevention workshop and has since co-facilitated the workshop.

  • Mr Donald Sword

    Senior Trainer
    NSW Ombudsman

    Donald Sword delivers complaint handling and management training to state and federal government departments, universities and community service organisations. He has also delivered the NSW Ombudsman’s Managing unreasonable complainant conduct training internationally on behalf of the United States Ombudsman Association.

    Donald Sword is an advocate for people experiencing homelessness in Sydney, and teaches law and ethics at the Sydney Institute of TAFE. He is a member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Guardianship Division), the NSW State Parole Authority, and the Review Committee of the NSW Legal Aid Commission. He serves as an advisor to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and sits on the Justice Disability Advisory Council. He has served as an Official Community Visitor appointed by the NSW Minister for Disability Services (a scheme administered by the NSW Ombudsman), and as the Official Visitor to forensic patients in Long Bay Correctional Centre.

  • Ms Marie Zitny

    Manager of Intelligence Corruption Operations
    Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

    Marie Zitny has extensive experience in law enforcement as an investigator and an intelligence analyst. She is a former police officer, attaining the rank of Senior Sergeant with the Queensland Police Service. She has also worked as a misconduct investigator within the private sector and with the Department of Education, Queensland.

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Key Dates

  • Registration opensMonday 29 May 2017
  • Pre-conference workshops Tuesday 14 November 2017
  • Conference Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 2017