Committee

CPNQ is managed by an elected body with office bearers acting on a voluntary basis on a 12 month term.

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Jim Meyers

Convenor

Jim is a career public servant having spent 37 years working in the Qld Public Service. Jim has worked in ethical standards, integrity and governance units for the past 19 years and worked for the Queensland Ombudsman’s Office for six years.

Jim has a broad range of experience in areas of public administration including education, corrections. Ombudsman, primary industries, economic development and local government. Jim has a strong passion for preventing fraud and corruption and for ethical public administration.

David Lavell

Deputy Convenor

David is the Director, Integrity Unit, University of Queensland. His previous roles included Director, Ethical Standards Unit Department of Community Safety (Qld Govt), Assistant Director, Ethical Standards Unit Department of Education and Training, Queensland Police Service (QPS) including attached to the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT).

With the QPS, David was attached to the Strategic Compliance and Enforcement Unit as a Detective Senior Sergeant but also worked as a Detective in regional Queensland, and Officer in Charge, Proceeds of Crime Unit, Major Fraud Investigation Group. David has a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Policing (Investigations), and Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment. David is the currently the Events Coordinator of CPNQ.

Adam Fairhurst

Secretary

Adam is the Queensland partner for CurbyMcLintock, an Australian forensic services firm where, as the technical and business development lead, he focuses on assisting state and federal government agencies and corporate clients with investigations relevant to fraud, corruption, and serious misconduct including the assessment of public interest disclosures.

Adam was previously a Director of Forensic Services at the global firm ‘BDO’ conducting fraud and corruption investigations within Australia, APAC and abroad. Prior to his corporate roles, Adam spent 20 years in the NSW and Qld public service in numerous roles, particularly as a senior criminal Detective within the Queensland Police Service (QPS), as a manager with the QPS Ethical Standards Command, Internal Investigations Branch, and as a Director of Integrity & Investigations at Qld Health.

Peter Vesely

Treasurer

Peter is an audit and accounting professional with a 20+ year career working across public sector integrity institutions including 15+ years audit experience at the Queensland Audit Office as an external auditor.  

He has a background in supporting institutions through good governance, risk, assurance and compliance and is currently working as an internal auditor.  

Peter’s professional experience extends to information privacy and right-to-information.  

Internationally he has worked in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea in an advisory capacity.  

Peter is a qualified CPA and also a professional member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia

Wendi Watkins

Membership and Publicity / Website

Wendi is a qualified, experienced risk and assurance specialist having worked in the industry over 24 years across Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. She is experienced with building and leading risk management and internal audit teams.

Wendi has a strong ethical standing and is passionate about understanding sharing and mitigating fraud and corruption risks. Wendi believes that CPNQ provides a suitable platform to bring relevant discussion to the table and through collaboration, support and learning from shared experiences and expertise we can collectively improve our awareness and strategies to safeguard our organisations.

Part of Wendi’s history has seen her actively involved in the Sensible Sentencing Trust in NZ as their Regional Coordinator. The Sensible Sentencing Trust NZ supports victims of crime and advocates for sentences that are appropriate and mitigate the risk of reoffending.

Tina Hocking
Events Co-ordinator

Tina is  the Director of Human Resources with the Department of Resources with Workforce Relations and Health, Safety and Wellbeing in her remit.  

Tina has strong HR leadership, consultancy and advisory skills gained from 24 years of extensive experience within the public sector.  A driver of action, Tina brings a rich background and expertise in driving employee and industrial relations and workforce priorities while embracing a fair, transparent and proportionate practice.

Tina’s career has emcompassed being a change leader, driving targeted future-focused people strategies to build capability, mitigate risk and drive a high-performance culture.

Peter Goodman

Peter is an assurance professional with 15+ years’ experience in both the public and private sector. Peter started his career in the UK before moving to Queensland just over a decade ago. 

Peter is a CPA; Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant; Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia; and a Certified Internal Auditor. 

Darren Harland

Darren has been a member of the Queensland Police Service for 32 years and has served in a number of operational and corporate roles in both regional and metropolitan areas of the State.  

Darren joined the CPNQ while the manager of Legal and Policy Unit attached to the Ethical Standards Command of Queensland Police and later came to be a member of the CPNQ Committee.  

Darren is admitted as a lawyer and has an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in justice.