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The Commissioner is supported by the Deputy Commissioner, an executive team, and dedicated and hardworking employees.

The Commissioner

The Hon. Bruce Lander QC

Photo of the Commissioner, the Honourable Bruce Lander QC

​On 19 February 2013, it was announced that the Honourable Justice Lander would be South Australia’s first Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

The Hon. Bruce Lander QC, as he now is, was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in March 1969.

He practised as a solicitor until 1981 when he signed the Bar Roll. In 1986 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

In November 1994 he was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia. He remained a Judge of that Court until he was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia on 14 July 2003.

In January 2004 he was appointed an additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. In December 2008 he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island.

In November 2005 he was appointed a Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a term of five years and was reappointed in 2010 for a further term.

In April 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law by Flinders University for his contribution to the law and the university.

Bruce Lander resigned all his judicial appointments to take up his current appointment on 2 September 2013.

His tenure as the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption is for a period of seven years.

On 11 August 2016 the Commissioner was appointed the state’s first Judicial Conduct Commissioner. The Commissioner will carry out the role concurrently with his role as the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

Deputy Commissioner

Michael Riches

Photo of the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Riches

Michael Riches was appointed Deputy Commissioner by the Governor in Executive Council on 25 October 2018.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Commissioner he was the Chief Executive Officer of the ICAC and the OPI.

Michael holds an Honours Degree in Law and Legal Practice, a Degree in Arts and a Diploma in Public Safety.

He commenced his career as a project officer and later a project manager in the Crime Prevention Unit of the Attorney-General’s Department. During that time Michael worked on a number of projects including the management of a multi-site project aimed at reducing the incidence of domestic violence.

After recruit training at the Police Academy, Michael spent almost nine years as a South Australian police officer. He worked in a number of operational and corporate roles, including general duties policing, tactical teams, police communications and media liaison.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice from Flinders University, Michael worked as a solicitor in the Police Legal Branch before moving to the Crown Solicitor’s Office, where he worked in the Civil Litigation Section, Advising Section and as counsel in the Crown Counsel Section. He has advised state government agencies in a wide variety of matters and has appeared as counsel in a number of cases, including several high profile coronial inquests. He also worked part time as a tutor in the University of Adelaide Law School.

As a member of the Public Integrity Reform team, Michael took a lead role in the establishment of the office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption and the Office for Public Integrity. When those offices commenced he took up a position as a senior legal officer before being appointed Director of Legal Services and Reviews.  In December 2016 Michael was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the ICAC and the OPI.

He took up his position as Deputy Commissioner on 26 October 2018.

The Commissioner's leadership team

Director of OPI

Fraser Stroud

Fraser W Stroud holds an Honours Degree in Law and Legal Practice. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1997. 

Fraser commenced his career in private practice and worked for the United Kingdom government in establishing the Public Defender Service. He went on to establish his own successful legal practice and was involved in many high profile criminal prosecutions.

In South Australia, Fraser was engaged by the Attorney-General’s Department as a member of the Public Integrity Reform team, taking a leading role in the establishment of the office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and Office for Public Integrity (OPI).

When those offices commenced in September 2013, Fraser was appointed Manager of the OPI.

Since that time he has also managed the Police Complaints Reform Project to establish OPI’s statutory oversight functions in relation to South Australia Police. 

In September 2017 Fraser was appointed the Director of Police Integrity. Fraser has subsequently been appointed as the Director of OPI. 

Director of Investigations

Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker has worked in law enforcement for 27 years. He commenced his career as a South Australia Police officer in general uniform policing before being promoted to Detective. He has worked in various criminal investigation units including major fraud and internal investigations. Andrew also spent two years working in the United Kingdom as an Anti-Piracy Senior Investigator. 

He commenced with the ICAC in 2013 as a senior investigator before being appointed Manager Investigations. Andrew was appointed Director Investigations on 1 July 2016. 

Director of Legal Services

Rod Jensen

Rod Jensen is Director Legal Services for the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

Rod has both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law from the University of Adelaide.

Rod has specialist knowledge in criminal law having worked at various times as a defence lawyer and a State Prosecutor. Rod also worked for a number of years in Canberra as a Federal Prosecutor and then as General Counsel for the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

Director of Education and Communications

Tracy Riddiford

Tracy spent her early career working in film and television, where she performed various roles including sales, marketing and communications, management, and production. She later established a publishing company that specialised in the production and publishing of drama based education content. Tracy wrote, produced and directed many award winning educational films and curriculum for international distribution. She has also Co-Produced and Executive Produced documentaries for broadcast television.

Tracy is a graduate of Flinders University with a Bachelor of Justice. She joined the management team of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption in 2013 and leads the Commissioner’s communications, education and research agenda.

Director of Corporate Services

Vicki Tomlinson

Vicki has tertiary qualifications in financial accounting, business (commercial law) and human resource management. She has experience in local and state government, and workers compensation, where she has performed in various leadership and project management roles.

She is an experienced systems thinker with strengths in communications, finance, people leadership and technology.

Vicki joined the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption in 2014 and continues to lead corporate support and governance for the ICAC and the OPI.

Manager Evaluations

Chloe Fischer

Chloe Fischer commenced as Manager Evaluations in September 2018, having been seconded to work with the Commissioner on his evaluation of the practices, policies and procedures of the regulatory arm of Safework SA.

Chloe has extensive experience in change management, including machinery of government changes, establishment of new government units, workplace relocations, organisational structure reviews, review of service delivery, business process improvement and organisational culture change.

She has worked in government for over 10 years and has a diverse range of experiences in business operations, corporate services, projects and program management. In her various roles Chloe has worked closely with executive and staff of all levels across government.

Chloe is also a qualified senior human resources practitioner, with experience in industrial relations, organisational development, workforce planning, employee wellbeing and learning and development. 

Chloe’s background and experience makes her well placed to manage the conduct of evaluations of the practices, policies and procedures of inquiry agencies and public authorities.