Christine Nixon joined the New South Wales Police in 1972 with our current District Governor Susan Wakefield (nee Thompson). As Christine rose through the ranks, she was often the first – to work in operational policing in Darlinghurst / Kings Cross in 1976; to win an American Scholarship to study at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard University, USA; to become an Assistant Commissioner in 1994 in charge of Human Resources. She also became a Region Commander for the Western Suburbs, Gosford and the North Shore and finally the Wollongong and the South Coast of New South Wales.
During her career Christine championed the causes of women in policing, victims of violence and sexual assault, gay and lesbian police employees and disadvantaged groups. She was a strong advocate for Community Policing and better treatment of Police Service employees.
Christine was the 19th Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police leading 14,000 staff, operating across more than 500 locations and overseeing an annual budget of $1.7 billion. She joined Victoria Police in April 2001, after serving with the New South Wales Police from 1972 and in 1994 became the first Female Assistant Commissioner in 1994. She lead the Victorian Bushfire Recovery and Reconstruction Agency after to 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires.
Christine is a Fellow of ANZSOG, The Australian Institute of Police Management, The Australian Institute of Management and The Institute of Public Administration Australia.
Currently Christine is Deputy Chancellor of Monash University, Chair of Monash College Pty Ltd and Chair of Good Shepherd Microfinance and an Independent Councillor Royal Australian College of General Practitioners..
Co-author with Jo Chandler “Fair Cop”, MUP 2011
Co-author with Amanda Sinclair “Women Leading” MUP 2017.