Malkara Consulting’s Chris Douglas served with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for 31 years. During this time, Chris Douglas worked in intelligence and operational units in Sydney and Perth and has been involved in the conduct of investigations into:

  • Drug trafficking
  • People smuggling
  • Human trafficking
  • Organised crime
  • Significant fraud committed against the Australian government

Chris Douglas has extensive experience in the investigation of money laundering and in the enforcement of forfeiture legislation, particularly civil forfeiture. 

Significant appointments

Significant amongst his appointments was Chris Douglas’ Chairmanship of the Joint Operational Coordination Team in Perth, coordinating all major drug operations within Western Australia (WA) and comprising operational commanders from the AFP, Australian Customs, the former National Crime Authority, and the West Australian Police Service.

Whilst in this appointment, Chris Douglas was operational commander for a multi-agency investigation which led to the seizure of almost one tonne of cocaine in WA, Australia’s largest seizure of that drug to date.

Chris Douglas established the Identity Security Strike Team in Perth which comprised investigators from WA Police, Customs, Immigration, Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and the AFP. 

For several years he chaired an identity crime working group comprising representatives from all major Commonwealth and State agencies investigating or dealing with identity crime.

Chris Douglas holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting), a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management and is a graduate of the 73rd Police Management Development Program from the Australian Institute of Police Management.

He has completed a Triad Course and Financial Investigations course both conducted by the Hong Kong Police in Hong Kong.

Chris Douglas has been twice awarded an Australia Day Medallion for services to Commonwealth law enforcement and in 2012 received the award of the Australian Police Medal during the Queen’s Birthday Honours.