Board of Management
Director – Italian Postal and Communications Police
Dr. Antonio Apruzzese is Senior Executive of the Italian National Police. He has a Law university degree and is currently the Director of the Postal and Communications Police Service.
He has been in the Commissioned Officers rolls of the Italian National Police since September 1979, and boasts a long-lasting and rich experience in combating both common and organised crime. He joined the Postal and Communications Police in 2002.
Formerly head of the Compartimento of Bologna (Bologna Postal Police Field Office), he coordinated complex info-investigative activities concerning cybercrime and child pornography online.
Of particular relevance are the positive results achieved in combating the widespread new generation crimes focused on digital identity theft, which affect the system of financial transactions online and e-currency.
Dr. Apruzzese also coordinated manifold intelligence activities aimed at preventing criminal attacks on computer networks.
Chief Constable – Dutch National Police
Officer in Charge of Child Pornography and Sexual Offenses – Regional Unit Mid-Netherlands
Miriam Barendse is chief constable in one of the regional units of the Dutch National Police force. As a member of the national management team, she is responsible for the fight against child pornography and sexual offenses. In her current position as chief constable, she is in charge of more than 5,500 employees.
She began her career in 1984, when she started her studies at the Dutch National Police Academy. She also has a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam.
Since 1988, she has held several management and strategic positions within the Dutch National Police force and other organisations, including as deputy chief constable in several police regions in the Netherlands (e.g. Utrecht, Twente and Brabant-North).
Over the past 25 years, she has gained extensive operational experience in law enforcement, especially during major crises and events; as well as in criminal investigations – in which child pornography and sexual offense cases are playing an increasingly dominant role. These offenses have a major impact on the personal integrity of children – a very vulnerable group in our society. The emergence of the internet has made international cooperation and coordination in the fight against child pornography and exploitation more necessary than ever. It is Chief Constable’s Barendse’s ambition to facilitate and strengthen this cooperation in the years to come.
Superintendent – Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Officer in Charge – Canadian Coordination Center for Missing and Exploited Children
John Bilinski joined the RCMP in 1976 and has spent his career in a number of locations in Canada and overseas. He has in excess of 10 years experience on the Montreal Drug Section as an investigator and undercover operator. He was transferred to Ottawa in 1988, where he worked in the National Drug Enforcement Branch coordinating investigations and training police officers. He was then transferred to Calgary Alberta where he worked as a senior investigator in an integrated proceeds of crime section.
In 1996, he participated in a United Nations Mission in Haiti training Senior Haitian National Police Officers. He was posted at the Haitian National Police Training Academy in Port au Prince, where he delivered a police Management Program designed to teach the principles of providing police leadership.
In 1998 he was transferred to Edmonton Alberta as the Operations NCO in the Edmonton integrated Proceeds of Crime Section. In 2000, he was transferred to Madrid, Spain where he worked as the Liaison Officer responsible for the effective exchange of police assistance in the Iberian Peninsula and seven countries in North Africa.
He was commissioned to the rank of Inspector and returned to Canada in 2004 where he headed the Commercial Crime Section in Edmonton Alberta. In 2007, Inspector Bilinski was transferred to the Canadian Police College in Ottawa where he was responsible for the Investigative Training program. In 2008, he was promoted to Superintendent and assumed the duties of Officer in Charge of the Canadian Police Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Assistant Director for the INTERPOL Trafficking in Human Beings Sub-Directorate
Michael Moran is the coordinator for Crimes against Children at INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organisation. He is seconded from An Garda Síochána, the Ireland national police force.
He joined the An Garda Síochána (Ireland’s National Police Force) in 1990. He started as a uniformed officer in Dublin before moving on to work in a regional Drugs Unit and in 1997, to the National Bureau of Criminal Investigations where he was attached to the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Investigation Unit.
On arrival there he began to work online and developed operational capacity in relation to Child Exploitation on the Internet.
Michael was promoted in 2002 and transferred to the Dublin district courts where he took up duty as a Court Presenter. This involved the presentation and prosecution of cases before the district courts.
He then worked as a Section Sergeant at the Bridewell Garda Station in Dublin’s inner city. In 2004 he moved to the Computer Crime Unit at the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation where he worked as a forensic examiner and team leader. During this period he travelled to many international destinations as an instructor.
In June 2006 he moved to Lyon in France where he took up duty as a Criminal Intelligence Officer specialising in online child exploitation.
In 2010 he was promoted to coordinator within the Police Services Directorate and appointed to the crimes against children team. This team, based within the Serious Crime directorate at INTERPOL specialises all aspects of international criminality against children and especially in online child sexual exploitation.
His duties include management of international networks of officers working in the field including the INTERPOL Specialists working group on Crimes against Children, the International Child Sexual exploitation database and victim identification network along with International Operations.
He is also the INTERPOL representative with the VGT and ICANN (GAC observer). From November 2011 to July 2012 he was temporarily deployed as acting Assistant Director Cyber Security and Crime for the INTERPOL Global complex for Innovation in Singapore.
He has an MSc. in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation from UCD (MSc FCCCI) and a BA (Hons) IT, from IPA as well as a diploma in Project Management from UCC. He has a higher Diploma in Information Systems and is a certified Internet Webmaster Professional.
He is an advisor to the University College Dublin Centre for Cybercrime Investigation at the School of computer science and informatics. He is the designer of a module on online child exploitation there and continues to lecture there. He is a developer and instructor of the “Europol Combating Child Exploitation online” course held annually in Germany. He talks at many conferences, trainings and seminars in the US and around the world.
Brigadier General – Indonesian National Police (INP)
Director of Commercial Crime – Criminal Investigation Board
Brig. Gen. Arief Sulistyanto serves at INP headquarters as the director of commercial crime for INP’s Criminal Investigation Board.
As director of commercial crime, he is responsible for the preliminary investigation and investigation of criminal acts, specifically in the field of industry and commerce; banking, investment and insurance; and cash counterfeiting, cyber-crime and money laundering, including transnational crime associated with cyber-crime and money laundering.
He has been in the Indonesian police service since his graduation from the INP Police Academy in 1987 and started as a criminal investigator in East Java from 1987-1995. He continued as a police sector commander in Bekasi and Pasar Minggu-Jakarta from 1996-1998, and was promoted as secretary to the chief of the INP/deputy chief of INP from 1999-2001.
He was subsequently appointed to be the police district commanders in Indragiri Hilir and Tanjung Pinang from 2003-2006. Following this term, he went back to INP headquarters and was promoted to chief of the INP’s Unit of Banking Crime Investigation from 2007-2008 before an appointment as coordinator of staff to the chief of INP from 2008-2010.
Brig. Gen. Sulistyanto holds a Bachelor of Police Science degree from Indonesian National Police Science College and a Master of Police Science Study from the University of Indonesia.
Ian Quinn (Chair)
Deputy Assistant Director of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cyber Crime Center (C3) for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Ian M. Quinn is Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cyber Crimes Center (C3). He is also the Chair of the VGT Board of Management. The mission of C3 is to combat transnational cybercrime threats and the criminal exploitation of the Internet by investigating, disrupting, and dismantling transnational criminal organizations and other malicious actors engaged in high impact or far reaching cybercrime.
Mr. Quinn’s duties include the daily management of C3 and its specialized units which focus on cybercrime, computer forensics, and child exploitation. In his senior leadership role, Mr. Quinn also ensures effective coordination between HSI and the other DHS components, federal agencies, and international partners to combat domestic and international cybercrime.
Mr. Quinn also represents HSI as a board of management member of the Virtual Global Task Force (VGT) and currently holds the position of VGT Chair. This international task force is composed of 12 international law enforcement agencies and 12 non-government organizations and private companies that have joined together to combat online child sex abuse on a global scale.
Prior to assuming the position of DAD for C3, Mr. Quinn served six years as Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) in HSI Detroit. During part of his time in Detroit, Mr. Quinn was also the National Security ASAC for HSI Detroit and had oversight of the HSI-led Detroit Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), an international task force comprised of 18 federal, state, local, and Canadian law enforcement agencies focused on transnational criminal organizations engaged in narcotics smuggling, bulk cash smuggling, money laundering and other financial crimes, human smuggling and trafficking, and weapons smuggling. In 2010, Mr. Quinn was detailed to HSI Headquarters as the (A) Unit Chief for the newly established National BEST Unit.
Mr. Quinn began his law enforcement career as a co-op student with the U.S. Customs Service in 1987. In 1989, he became a Special Agent with U.S. Customs in Fort Myers, Florida. In 2000, Mr. Quinn transferred to Headquarters where he served seventeen months as a program manager at the Customs Cyber Smuggling Center (now C3) and in the Undercover Operations Unit from 2001-2003. In 2003, Mr. Quinn was promoted to a group supervisor in HSI Detroit for the Financial Investigations and Asset Forfeiture Group, until he was promoted as an ASAC in 2006.
National Manager Criminal Investigations Group, Detective Superintendent, New Zealand Police
Detective Superintendent Rodney (Rod) Drew has 38 years of service having joined the New Zealand Police in January 1974 as a cadet. Qualified as a Detective in 1979 and moved through the ranks in the CIB before being promoted to Inspector in 1995. From 1987 to 1991, as a Detective Senior Sergeant at Police National Headquarters, had responsibility for Covert Policing throughout New Zealand, including the Undercover Programme, Witness Protection, Surveillance, Informers, Reward Fund and Crime Electronic Operations.
From 1992 to 1995 was officer in charge of the Hastings District CIB.
From 1997 to 2003 was Area Commander for the Wairarapa (part of the Wellington Policing District) and responsible for leading all types and all aspects of policing within that area.
In June 2003 Rod returned to the Criminal Investigations Branch as Field Crime Manager for the Wellington District.
In February 2006 he was promoted to Detective Superintendent: Central, one of three field Detective Superintendents in New Zealand. For five years Rod actively oversaw major criminal investigations within the Lower North Island, and travelled throughout New Zealand conducting high profile and sensitive investigations for the Commissioners.
In July 2011 Rod was appointed National Manager Criminal Investigations, the highest ranked detective in New Zealand. Since then, he has managed the Criminal Investigations Group and its diverse functions, including Child Protection and Sexual Violence, OCEANZ (Online Child Exploitation Across New Zealand), Electronic Crime Laboratory, the National Cyber Crime Centre, and all aspects of Covert Policing.
Throughout his career he has been involved in criminal investigations of every sort. He has been involved in many homicide investigations, and during the past fifteen years or more as the officer in charge of the investigation.
During the course of his career Rod has been fortunate to meet police officers from around the world, and to benchmark New Zealand detectives against counterparts from the USA, South America, Australia, the Pacific Islands, Asia, the Middle East and South Africa.
Nasser Salem Saif Lekhreiban Al Nuaimi
Major General – Ministry of Interior for the United Arab Emirates
General Nasser was born in Al Ain in 1967 and grew up in the city before joining the police for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 1986.
His police career includes work in the traffic investigation and criminal investigation departments and the training and development department before he moved to the General Headquarters. He was promoted to be the General Director of the Office [Diwan] of His Highness, the Minister of the Interior. In this role he oversaw the development of a department for Strategic Development in both the Abu Dhabi Police and the Ministry of Interior. He is currently General Secretary to His Highness the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE.
General Nasser is chairman of a number of high level committees dedicated to developing and improving policing throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has been instrumental in establishing a centre in Abu Dhabi to trace those individuals pedaling on-line pornography involving children in the Middle East and he is the UAE representative on the international Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), the first Middle East country to join.
General Nasser holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the UAE University and a Master of International Law from the American University, Washington DC. He is currently continuing his studies, for a PhD in the field of child development strategies in the UK.
Away from public service General Nasser is passionate about animal welfare, animal rights and species protection. He established a private zoo, which is involved in a number of captive breeding programs of endangered wildlife. He has established links with the world famous Chester Zoo in England and is developing his zoo as an educational resource for schools in the Emirate.
General Nasser is married and has a young family.
National Manager High Tech Crime Operations – Australian Federal Police
Mr Morris was appointed to the Australian Federal Police in 1986. During his career Mr Morris has worked in a variety of fields, including organised crime, counter narcotic operations, anti money laundering and counter terrorism. Mr Morris has also been seconded to the National Crime Authority and AUSTRAC.
In 2000 he was appointed the AFP’s Senior Liaison Officer in Singapore. On his return he was promoted to the Senior Executive Service as the AFP’s National Director of Investigations. In 2003 Mr Morris was appointed as the AFP’s first Director of Counter Terrorism. This included heading the Bali bombing investigation, the introduction of the national Joint Counter Terrorism Teams and the establishment of the Family Liaison Officer Program.
In 2004 Mr Morris took up a position as Vice President of risk for a US multi national based in Singapore. This regional position was responsible for brand protection and investigations across the Asia Pacific. In January 2006 Mr Morris was appointed the Manager International Network where he was responsible for the management of the AFP’s extensive overseas liaison officer network in 32 countries.
In 2007 Mr Morris was appointed Assistant Commissioner of Border and International including responsibility for overseeing investigations into narcotics trafficking, people smuggling, human trafficking and the AFP’s International Network. This included leading teams that successfully investigated and prosecuted one of Australia’s most senior law enforcement officials for drug and corruption offences. In April 2009 Mr Morris was appointed Assistant Commissioner Intelligence including responsibility for the AFP’s in house Intelligence capability and its engagement strategy with international partner agencies in the criminal domain for both criminal and national security intelligence. He also chaired the Strategic Alliance Group’s Intelligence Group.
In 2013 Mr Morris assumed the role as the head of the AFP’s High Tech Crime Operations. This role encompasses all cybercrime investigations, education and prevention programs in addition to having responsibility for a wide range of electronic capabilities. He also serves as Australia’s representative on the Virtual Global Task Force.
Mr Morris holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Studies), Post Graduate Certificate of Business and a Masters of Intellectual Property Law. He was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 for his leadership of the Bali bombing investigation and the Australian Police Medal in 2010 in recognition of distinguished service, particularly in the International arena.
Chief Executive – UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Peter Davies holds the ACPO Lead for Child Protection and Abuse Investigation (including child abduction) and is the Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre bringing with him over 20 years experience in front line and strategic policing roles.
Appointed to his role in November 2010, Peter joined CEOP from Lincolnshire Police where he had worked for many years in child protection, most recently as Assistant Chief Constable with particular responsibility for Protective Services. This involved leading a number of national and international significant crime enquiries encompassing the distribution of indecent images of children, domestic extremism, fraud and serious organised crime, including leading force involvement with CEOP’s expert teams as well as multi force deployments and other partners.
Peter joined Lincolnshire Police in 1999, from Thames Valley Police, as East Division Commander. He was appointed Assistant Chief Constable in 2003. Among his responsibilities in that role were child protection, serious crime investigation and extensive partnership work to safeguard children and vulnerable young people. He recently completed a secondment to Nottinghamshire Police focusing on improved crime reduction and detection and has held national responsibilities on behalf of ACPO for several years
Assistant Director – Europol, Operations Department
Previous posts of Assistant Director Troels Oerting at Europol include Deputy Head of Information Management and Technology Department. He has held posts in Denmark including Director, Head of Operations, Danish Security Intelligence Service; Director, Head of SOCA (Serious Organized Crime Agency).
Assistant Director Troels Oerting has resumed the role of Chairman of the HENU (Heads of Europol National Units) – Europol; Chairman of the PTN cooperation (Nordic Police Task Force Cooperation) – Europol and Chairman of the DK National Commissioners special advisory group on OC.
He has also held the role of Head of Delegation from DK in Police Chief Task Force, International working group (IWG) in UC agents, EU working group on witness protection and is currently a member of the delegation for Baltic Sea Task Force on OC.
Director – Korean National Police Agency (KNPA)
Officer in Charge – Cyber Terror Response Center
Director Kim Jae-kyu is the head of theKNPA’s Cyber Terror Response Center, the headquarters of more than 1,000 Korean cyber police investigators, researchers and examiners. He joined the KNPA in 1986 as an inspector, and has been serving his country for 26 years. Most of his carrier in the KNPA has focused on criminal investigation and cybercrime investigation.
Director Kim’s previous posts as director include chief of the Public Relations Department in the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency(SMPA);chief of Samchuk and Donghae Police Station; chief of Cyber Crime Investigation Squad in the SMPA; and director of Cyber Terror Response Center in the KNPA.
As the chief of Cyber Crime Investigation Squad in the SMPA, Director Kim led a number of high profile criminal cases including the 2004 Korean SAT, which brought more than 200 perpetrators to justice.
As the director of the Cyber Terror Response Center in the KNPA, Director Kim led investigation teams that resolved major KNPA denial of service (DDoS) attack cases in 2009 and 2011. He was also the lead in a March, 2013, KNPA cyber terror case.
During his service he has been awarded with a Presidential Prize in 2008 and a Prime Minister Award in 2012.