Protecting and policing Australia’'s border is a duty that the employees of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service take very seriously. As CEO, Michael Pezzullo has focused on optimising the operational efficiency of the business and leading the industry in technological advancements.

Michael started his career in 1987 with the Department of Defence, moving to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 1992 where he worked in the International Division. Through a myriad of public sector roles, both in government and in the Department of Defence, Michael has used his expertise and leadership skills to engage and motivate diverse groups of workers.

The CEO Magazine recently discussed with Michael the unique culture at the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and how he'’s created a cohesive team out of a vast assortment of highly skilled individuals.