Former AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin joins consulting firm

28 July 2021 2 min. read
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The former commissioner of the Australian Federal Police – Andrew Colvin – has joined accounting and consulting giant Deloitte.

Andrew Colvin has been appointed a partner in Deloitte’s Forensic practice, part of its Financial Advisory division. Welcoming the appointment and the wealth of expertise Colvin brings with him to the consulting firm, Financial Advisory managing partner David McCarthy said, “Andrew has extensive experience as a leading executive, running complex organisations and responding to complex justice, national security and natural disaster response challenges.”

After a stint as an officer cadet in the Australian Defence Force, Colvin altogether spent three decades with the Australian Federal Police, serving as commissioner for five years from 2014 to 2019. During this period, Colvin led the investigation into the 2002 Bali bombings, for which he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia the following year.

Andrew Colvin, Partner, Deloitte

Since then, he has served as the national coordinator for the National Bushfire Recovery Agency. McCarthy: “Andrew is well known for his Australian Federal Police career, but perhaps not as much for the incredible work he has done in leading the national response to the devastating 2019–20 bushfire emergency, including amid the limitations imposed on the country by Covid-19.”

Commenting on his move into consulting, Colvin said that an advisory capacity would give him the opportunity to address complex issues. “In this next stage of my career, I look forward to delivering equally positive outcomes for our clients across critical areas such as organisational transformation, conduct, regulatory and financial crime risk.”

“With its commitment to impactful work, a great culture and strong advocacy for diversity and inclusion, I know Deloitte is the place for me to continue to add value and make a difference.”

Ursula Brennan, Deloitte’s Public Sector and Public Policy leader, said: “Andrew is eminent in a wide range of major national and global law enforcement and forensic issues, including financial crime, counter-terrorism, anti-money laundering, human trafficking and law enforcement strategy, and highly skilled in public policy, international relations and stakeholder engagement.”

With over 900 partners and around 7,000 professionals, Deloitte is Australia’s second-largest accounting and consulting firm. The firm is led by recently installed Adam Powick – a consultant by background.