IBAC's Commissioner is an independent officer of Parliament and is responsible for our strategic leadership.
Stephen Farrow joined IBAC in July 2021 as Deputy Commissioner and was appointed Acting Commissioner in December 2022.
Beginning his career as a solicitor, Acting Commissioner Farrow has extensive experience in public law and policy. Mr Farrow was previously the full-time Deputy Chairperson of the Adult Parole Board, the first non-judicial officer appointed to the role in the board's 64-year history. He was CEO of the Sentencing Advisory Council from 2008 and has held several roles at Department of Justice and Community Safety, focusing on terrorism and criminal law reform.