Financial and proceeds of crime investigations specialist

Chris Douglas

Chris Douglas specialises in the provision of training and advice in relation to money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption and bribery and financial investigations.  

Chris has been twice awarded an Australia Day Medallion for services to Australian law enforcement and in 2012 received Australia’s highest police award the Australian Police Medal during the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Areas of expertise

  • Investigative and law enforcement training programs
  • Oversight, compliance, policy review and development
  • Financial investigations (fraud, money laundering, bribery, corruption)
  • Drug crime investigations
  • Organised crime investigations
  • Proceeds of crime advice


Chris served with the Australian Federal Police for over 31 years in intelligence and operational units.  He has been involved in the conduct of investigations into drug trafficking, people smuggling, human trafficking, organised crime, identity crime, terrorist financing and significant fraud upon the Australian Government. He also has extensive experience in the enforcement of criminal confiscation legislation.

During the last four years of his police service, Chris was engaged in the design and delivery of investigation training programs (financial investigations, money laundering, bribery and corruption, terrorist financing) to Australian and overseas law enforcement agencies, police forces, prosecutors, customs officers, judges and financial intelligence units – including from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China, Pakistan, Singapore, Fiji and the United Arab Emirates.

In 2014 Chris Douglas worked in Financial Crime Services of the National Australia Bank reviewing its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing policy, and designing and delivering training on money laundering, corruption, sanctions, terrorist financing and fraud to staff.

In 2015 Chris consulted extensively to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to design and deliver advanced proceeds of crime and money laundering courses in Nigeria to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting), a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management and is a graduate of the 73rd Police Management Development Program from the Australian Institute of Police Management.  He has completed a Triad Course and financial investigations course, both conducted by the Hong Kong Police in Hong Kong.