Mr Christopher (Chris) Dawson APM
Chris Dawson APM is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). Mr Dawson commenced as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Crime Commission on 28 April 2014, which was renamed the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission on 1 July 2016 after a merge with CrimTrac. He was also appointed the Interim Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology on 13 July 2015.
Prior to his appointment as the ACIC CEO he held the rank of Deputy Commissioner in the Western Australian Police. During his extensive law enforcement career he served in country and metropolitan positions, and later as Deputy Commissioner he had total responsibility for specialist portfolios of serious and organised crime, counter terrorism and state protection.
In 2011 Mr Dawson was State Commander for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) where he was responsible for the security of all attending Heads of State from 53 Commonwealth countries and their respective other senior ministers and delegates.
Mr Dawson was awarded the Australian Police Medal for distinguished service in the 2002 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.