Our Executive Leadership Team
Julie Read - Director and Chief Executive
Julie Read has led the Serious Fraud Office since October 2013.
Ms Read is a lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience in senior executive and chief executive roles in both the Australian and New Zealand public sector. She is an expert in the fields of corporate and financial law and corruption and integrity law including criminal, regulatory and administrative litigation and public international law.
Ms Read was Regional Commissioner for Tasmania with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for 11 years. She concurrently held other national roles with ASIC at the senior executive level. Ms Read studied law at the University of Tasmania and was a prosecutor with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in Australia for 13 years before joining ASIC in 2002.
Graham Gill - DCE Corporate and Strategy
Graham Gill was appointed to this role in July 2020. Prior to this Mr Gill was the General Manager Evaluation and Intelligence and Business Services. He joined the SFO in March 2012 from the Commerce Commission where he was a Manager in the Competition Branch. Prior to that, Mr Gill was a Detective Sergeant in the NZ Police. He has also spent time working across Asia as a human resources manager for a Sydney-based technology company. Mr Gill has a BBS from Massey University and a post-graduate qualification from the University of Auckland.
Paul O'Neil - DCE Operations and General Counsel
Paul O'Neil joined the SFO as General Counsel in December 2016. Prior to this appointment, Mr O'Neil was the Head of Enforcement at the Financial Markets Authority responsible for overseeing conduct of the FMA's civil and criminal proceedings. As part of this role, Mr O'Neil also represented the FMA on the International Organisation of Securities Commission's Cooperation and Enforcement and Screening Group Committees.
Mr O'Neil has worked in private practice as a litigator at law firms in both New Zealand and London across a wide range of practice areas, including regulatory investigations and proceedings, energy, construction and telecommunications. He holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland.