IBAC’s Commissioner is an independent officer of Parliament and is responsible for our strategic leadership.
Stephen O’Bryan QC was appointed as the first Commissioner on 1 January 2013. He brings 30 years of legal experience to IBAC.
He joined the Victorian Bar in 1983 and became Senior Counsel in 2003. His career at the Bar included membership of both the Victorian Bar pro bono and the duty barrister schemes. Before that he was associate to former High Court Justices Sir Keith Aickin KBE followed by Sir Daryl Dawson KBE CB.
Mr O’Bryan has extensive past experience in the fields of administrative, commercial and regulatory law. He appeared in Royal Commissions, boards of inquiry and coronial inquests as well as various investigations and proceedings commenced by the ACCC and ASIC.
His experience as a lawyer includes matters involving the Victorian and Federal Police, the Office of Public Prosecutions and many Victorian government agencies, including local government. Mr O’Bryan’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Laws from Melbourne University.
Chief Executive Officer
Our Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the general conduct and the effective, efficient and economical management of the functions and activities of IBAC.
Alistair Maclean joined IBAC in April 2013. He came to IBAC from PanAust Ltd, where he helped build the company into a significant ASX100 gold and copper producer.
He was previously an Australian diplomat, serving as Ambassador to Laos from 2004 to 2007, with prior postings to Washington DC and Bangkok. In between he fulfilled various roles in Canberra, including as a senior advisor to the Prime Minister.
Mr Maclean holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Master of International Law degree from the Australian National University. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.