Paul Jevtovic is a practiced investigator, intelligence professional and crime fighter. He has spent more than three decades nurturing a sophisticated background in the law enforcement sector, and with his 33-plus years of experience in policing and intelligence operations, he has recently set AUSTRAC in a brand new direction. With expertise in national policing, anti-corruption, investigations of organized crime, and human resource management, Mr. Jevtovic adeptly and effectively oversees aspects of money laundering and organized crime for the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, and receives more than 93 million reports. He is also in charge of collaborating with a task force in eliminating threats.
Mr. Jevtovic always had a dedication to and passion for building a better society for the next generation. He joined the Australian Federal Police in 1982, having worked in all fields, including drugs, fraud, special crimes and numerous multi-jurisdictional task forces. He most enjoyed working within organized crime. In senior leadership roles, he was afforded the privilege of leading AFP men and woman in the State of Queensland, leading the development of the International Deployment Group, and performing the roles of national manager of economic and special operations, and national manager of human resources.
Terrorists and criminals cannot operate without funds, and Mr. Jevtovic has the right vision to ensure AUSTRAC plays an integral part in their national security and crime fighting network to shut down the money trail. Mr. Jevtovic’s first priorities include delivering on the Coalition Government’s recent $20 million investment boost AUSTRAC’s ability to stop cash being funneled to terrorists from Australia, and to crackdown on the money laundering of organized crime that funds the drug trade such as crystal meth. He will also be reaching out to the private sector in order to build the relationship between AUSTRAC and the companies they regulate. It is critical that the burden of regulation is right and the fight against terrorism financing and money laundering is done through a partnership with the private sector. Mr. Jevtovic’s appointment as CEO will play a vital role in protecting Australia from national security threats and serious and organized crime.