Detective Inspector Christiaan Barnard is the manager of the NZ Police Financial Intelligence Unit. He is a career Police Officer with over 21 years’ service and he worked in a range of investigations roles including organised crime, the undercover programme, and human source management. He has held leadership roles as a CIB Investigations Manager and as a uniform Shift Commander. This is his second stint in the FIU after previously working there for two years as an Operations Supervisor. He chairs the Financial Crime Prevention Network (FCPN) operations board and is currently leading the FIU through their Service Delivery Transformation Project, which will see the introduction of a new suite of intelligence tools. He remains actively involved in operational policing through his part-time positions as the Commander of the Wellington District Police Negotiation Team and as a Commander in the NZ Police Disaster Victim Identification team. With his strong operational background he is focused on contributing to the NZ Police Vision of being the safest country. He holds a BA(Hons) from Victoria University and was a criminology tutor at Victoria University for 10 years.