Law alumnus helms Queensland’s anti-corruption agency

24 Aug 2015

After months of speculation, TC Beirne School of Law alumnus Alan MacSporran QC has been appointed the new Chair of Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Mr MacSporran will begin his new role on 1 September.

He has forged an impressive legal career since graduating from The University of Queensland in 1978 with a Bachelor of Laws.

Over the past three decades he has earned a stellar reputation for his work as a barrister on high-level trials for corporate fraud, insider trading and tax fraud matters.

Mr MacSporran served as a Crown Prosecutor in the Queensland Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for five years before going into private practice.    

From 2004 to 2009, Mr MacSporran was the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Commissioner, working to enhance the accountability of the Commission.   

He has extensive experience with commissions of inquiry, including the 2011 inquiry into the Queensland floods where he served as senior counsel.

More recently, he received praise for leading the 2015 inquiry into Queensland’s greyhound racing industry.

The TC Beirne School of Law and the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business Economics and Law would like to congratulate Mr MacSporran on his new role.