VIFM Council Member
Mr Luke Cornelius APM
Nominee of the Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police
Donor Tissue Bank Committee Member
Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius leads the Victoria Police response to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, among Victoria Police personnel. Luke also leads Partnerships and Innovation across the Victoria Police. Luke is a member of Victoria Police Command and the Victoria Police People, Culture and Safety Governance Committee. He is the Chief Commissioners representative on the Blue Ribbon Foundation Board.
Luke served as a Federal Agent for 14 years with the Australian Federal Police, with roles in Drug Operations, Legal Policy, East Timor and Human Resources, concluding his service as their Director, People Strategies (with the rank of Commander). Luke has also served as the National Secretary of the Australian Federal Police Association and was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Police Federation of Australia.
Luke was awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM) in the 2010 Australia Day Honours List for distinguished service to policing in recognition of his contribution to: police reform in the Federal Police and the Victoria Police; the promotion of ethics and integrity in policing; human rights; engagement with vulnerable communities, and for his contribution to capacity building in East Timor.
Luke has also been awarded the National Police Service Medal, National Medal, Police Overseas Service Medal, United Nations Medal for service in East Timor and medals for service with the AFP and Victoria Police. He was also awarded a Commissioner’s commendation for outstanding service while serving with the United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor.
Luke holds a Masters of Public Administration: Executive (Monash), an Honours Degree in Law: First Class (Flinders), a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (ANU) and is admitted to practice in the ACT Supreme Court.