Justine Gough
Assistant Commissioner, Eastern Command, Australian Federal Police

Assistant Commissioner Justine Gough has been a member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) since 1990. She holds a Master’s Degrees in Psychology and Terrorism, Safety & Security and a Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution.

AC Gough has completed Police Leadership courses at AIPM Manly, Australia, the ICAC Chief Investigators’ Command Course in Hong Kong and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, United States. She has also attended Senior Executive Leadership programs at the National Security College of the Australian National University.

During her career with the AFP, A/AC Gough has worked in a variety of Portfolios, including Organised Crime, Counter-Terrorism, Political and Sensitive Investigations, Intelligence and Child Protection.

In 2013, Justine transferred to Australian Capital Territory Policing (Canberra) where she performed community policing roles as District Superintendent and Deputy Chief Police Officer for Crime and Response portfolios.

In 2015, she was posted to Hong Kong as the AFP Senior Liaison Officer, with country responsibilities for Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. In July 2017, promoted to Commander Crime Operations, she returned to Canberra and was responsible for National Response Operations, Offshore and Sensitive Investigations, including Espionage and Foreign Interference and Child Protection Operations, incorporating the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation.

Since August 2019, Justine has performed the duties of Assistant Commissioner of Organised Crime and in February 2020, assigned to Eastern Command, where she is responsible for leading the Investigational and Operational activities of the region and building key external relationships. She returns to Sydney after a number of years, having spent the first half of her career in New South Wales. Justine enjoys yoga and developing her culinary skills.

Panel Discussion: Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 – Protecting Australians From Evolving Threats

Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 outlines Australia’s plan for a more secure online world for Australians amidst a growing digital economy and an evolving threat landscape. The panel will respond to the threat environment through an articulation of the actions by government, business and the community in protecting Australians from evolving cyber threats.