Ross Guenther, APM
DC Ross Guenther is the Chief Commissioner’s Representative on the Foundation’s Board.
Ross was appointed Deputy Commissioner, Public Safety and Security in July 2020, and has portfolio responsibility for Counter Terrorism Command, Crime Command and Transit & Public Safety Command.
Ross joined Victoria Police in 1985. An accomplished police officer, his professional experience encompasses the leadership and management of teams across investigative, general policing, specialist operations and business environments.
He holds a Masters Degree in Criminology along with professional qualifications in project, business, training and strategic management streams. He has a deep commitment to learning and innovation and has facilitated education programs for various tertiary institutions in recent years.
As a Commissioned Officer, Ross has managed and led successful change management programs across Victoria Police’s Centre for Investigator Training, Airlie Leadership Development Centre, Security Services Division and more recently as a Divisional Manager within the Southern Metropolitan Region.
In June 2016, Ross was honoured to receive the Australian Police Medal (APM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours, the citation praising his “strong and deep commitment to people and leadership development” of Chiefs of Police and was subsequently nominated as a member of their Committee on Terrorism.