Clive Murray

Clive Murray is the Acting Deputy Commissioner, Operations Group.

In August 2015, Clive was appointed as the Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Border Command (SBC) within the Australian Border Force (ABF). He is accountable for providing high level strategic direction for SBC which is responsible for protecting Australia's international gateways, including international airports and sea ports whilst facilitating the movement of people and goods across the border.

Prior to the ABF, Clive had a career spanning nearly thirty years with the Australian Federal Police (AFP). His domestic service with the AFP principally involved investigations with deployments in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Sydney. This included positions with Intelligence; Drug investigations; Transnational Crime and Internal Affairs.

He has served as a peace-keeper with the United Nations in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for one year in 1992; followed by a deployment to Mozambique (ONUMOZ) in 1994 for a period of six months.

Clive was the AFP's Senior Liaison Officer (SLO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina for three years between 2000 – 2002 with responsibility for Australia's law enforcement interests in South America. In late 2002 he was appointed to establish a new AFP Post in Brasilia, Brazil and performed the role of SLO until the end of 2004.

In 2006 he was promoted to Superintendent and appointed as the National Coordinator Close Personal Protection (CPP) and had responsibility for managing the AFP's commitment to key events including the Commonwealth Games (2006); G20; and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

In early 2010 Clive was promoted to Commander and led the amalgamation of the International Deployment Group Operational Response Group (ORG) and the ACT Police Specialist Response & Security (SRS) to form the Specialist Response Group (SRG). The SRG is responsible for delivering specialist policing capabilities for the AFP in the ACT, nationally and internationally. In January 2013 he was appointed to the role of Manager International Network, Serious & Organised Crime. The AFP's International Network included representation of about 100 liaison officers across 30 countries and in this role he was also the Head of INTERPOL NCB.

Clive has completed a range of studies including: a Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies (Deakin University); a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management; a Graduate Certificate in Police Management; and a Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services). He has also undertaken vocational studies in Spanish and Portuguese and retains a level of proficiency in both languages. He is a graduate of the International Management of Serious Crime Program (Indonesia 2005); the Police Management Development Program (AIPM 2006); the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (2009); and the Strategic Gold Command Program, NPIA Bramshill (2011).