Michael Phelan

Michael Phelan is Strategic Advisor to Kroll to advise the firm’s Investigations, Diligence and Compliance practice in Australia, adding to the team’s robust expertise in complex investigations challenges related to fraud, corruption and anti-money laundering. Based in Canberra, Michael leverages more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement.

Prior to joining Kroll, Michael served as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), where he oversaw the development and maintenance of national information and intelligence sharing services through key initiatives, including the National Criminal Intelligence System, the National Child Offender System, and the Australian Firearms Information Network. Before that, he held the title of Chief Police Officer of ACT Policing and Deputy Commissioner for National Security at the Australian Federal Police.

Additionally, Michael was recognized with the National Medal in 2000 and was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2008. Michael holds a degree in commerce, an Honors degree in law and a master’s degree in business administration from Melbourne Business School.

Investigations, Diligence and Compliance

Kroll’s Investigations, Diligence and Compliance practice leverages our best-in-class multi-disciplinary team to help businesses, law firms, financial institutions, private equity firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals meet their most critical challenges.

Forensic Investigations and Intelligence

The Kroll Investigations, Diligence and Compliance team consists of experts in forensic investigations and intelligence, delivering actionable data and insights that help clients worldwide make critical decisions and mitigate risk.

Investigations and Disputes

World-wide expert services and tech-enabled advisory through all stages of diligence, forensic investigation, litigation, disputes and testimony.