Dr. Nathan Newman is the National Manager, Regulatory Operations. Nathan leads AUSTRAC’s regulatory compliance, investigations and industry education functions, including AUSTRAC's efforts to monitor and support compliance by industry with their obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.
Formerly AUSTRAC’s Chief of Staff, where he managed the agency's Strategic Communications, and Parliamentary & Planning teams, Nathan has worked across the Australian law enforcement and national security community for more than a decade.
Nathan was the Director of the then-Australian Crime Commission’s Strategy and Policy team, where he contributed to whole-of-government policy and legislative reform. He also previously worked with industry to build the resilience of the critical infrastructure sector at the Attorney-General’s Department, and supported the Australian Government’s response to national security threats as part of his work at the Defence Intelligence Organisation. Nathan attained a Doctorate of Philosophy following studies to develop a next generation sensor for waste water analysis.