Highly regarded leader appointed new CEO of Victoria’s anti-corruption commission

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Victoria’s independent anti-corruption commission, IBAC, has announced that highly experienced public sector leader and legal practitioner Marlo Baragwanath has been appointed as its new CEO.

Ms Baragwanath is currently the Victorian Government Solicitor with responsibility for leading the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office. She commenced her public sector career at the

Victorian Ombudsman and subsequently held senior roles at WorkSafe and the Victorian Building Authority.

IBAC Commissioner, The Honourable Robert Redlich QC, welcomed Ms Baragwanath’s appointment, and said the role had attracted strong interest, with an outstanding range of high-calibre applicants.

“The very competitive field for this important role is a pleasing reflection of IBAC’s strong reputation.”

“I am delighted that Ms Baragwanath will be joining IBAC; her outstanding leadership skills and legal experience in government will be an enormous asset to the organisation.”

“Ms Baragwanath will build on the significant legacy of IBAC’s founding CEO, Alistair Maclean, who has successfully steered IBAC through its first seven years.”

“Ms Baragwanath’s experience in providing independent advice to government and working within an investigative environment, coupled with her demonstrated skills in leadership, will provide IBAC with the opportunity to strengthen our important work of preventing and exposing public sector corruption and police misconduct.

“I am confident that Ms Baragwanath’s previous roles and personal characteristics will help IBAC further build our capacity.”

Ms Baragwanath said she was pleased to be joining IBAC, and welcomed the opportunity to build on the organisation’s strong foundations.

“I’m very much looking forward to joining IBAC, which is recognised for its work in both investigating and preventing public sector corruption and police misconduct.”

“IBAC has built a solid foundation as a capable and robust integrity body. I look forward to leading one of Victoria’s key integrity agencies through this important role.”

Ms Baragwanath will commence in January 2020.

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