The Commission is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for the performance of the CCC’s functions and the exercise of its powers by the Chairperson, CEO and other staff.

Mr Bruce Barbour
Mr Bruce Barbour

Bruce Barbour holds a Bachelor of Laws from Sydney University and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of NSW in 1995.

Mr Barbour commenced as a part-time Ordinary Commissioner of the CCC in May 2021. He was appointed as the Acting Chairperson of the CCC for a three-month period commencing on 28 January 2022 while the recruitment process for a permanent Chairperson is undertaken. 

Mr Barbour has extensive experience in administrative law, investigations and management. He was the NSW Ombudsman for 15 years from 2000 to 2015. Mr Barbour has also been a Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Member of the NSW Casino Control Authority and acted as Commonwealth Merit Protection Commissioner and Queensland Integrity Commissioner.  

Mr Barbour’s board experience, includes being Chair of the NSW Public Interest Disclosures Steering Committee, Convenor of the NSW Child Death Advisory Committee and Vice-President of the International Ombudsman Institute. 

Email: [email protected] 


Mr Sydney Williams QC
Mr Sydney Williams QC

Sydney Williams QC has Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Queensland. He was admitted to the Queensland Bar in September 1975 and as a barrister in Papua New Guinea later that year.

Mr Williams was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1986. Since then he has been in continuous practice as a barrister, focusing on insurance and personal injury litigation.

Mr Williams was a member of the University Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve and subsequently was commissioned into the Reserve as a Legal Officer, retiring with the rank of Squadron Leader.

Email: [email protected]

Ms Helen Darch
Ms Helen Darch OAM

Helen Darch is a management consultant with extensive experience in strategy, facilitation, stakeholder engagement and change management.

She has consulted to the government, health, education and not-for-profit sectors for many years, and now focuses on executive mentoring and Board work.

Helen has over 15 years’ experience as a non-executive director on large not-for-profit and government boards and is currently a Director on the Multicap Board, Metro South Hospital and Health Service Board and is the Metro South nominee on the PA Research Foundation Board. 

In the 2022 Australia Day Honours, Helen received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her services to community health.

Email: [email protected] 

Last updated: 30 January 2022
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