Chris Eaton

International Centre for Sport Security
Al Markhiya, Doha, Qatar, UAE

Chris EATON is an Australian with over 40 years professional police service, much of it in the field of international law enforcement. In 1999, following almost 30 years service with both state and federal policing in Australia, Chris left Australia to work with INTERPOL at its headquarters in Lyon, France.

Chris has extensive experience in international corruption investigations and in coordinating and managing international operations. From 2005 Chris was the Manager of Operations at INTERPOL. Chris left INTERPOL in early 2010 to join FIFA, first as their Security Adviser and then as the Head of Security at FIFA. Chris left FIFA in March 2012 to join the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) as the Director of Sport Integrity


  • ICSS May 2012 – to Present Director of Sport Security (Doha and Paris)
  • FIFA January 2011 – to April 2012 Head of Security (Zurich)
  • April 2010 – December 2010 Security Adviser (Zurich)
  • INTERPOL December 2005 – to March 2010 Manager Operations,
  • INTERPOL HQ (Lyon) INDEPENDENT INQUIRY COMMITTEE INTO THE IRAQI OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM September 2004 – November 2005 Senior Investigator and Manager of the European Office (Paris and New York)
  • INTERPOL January 1999 – September 2004 - Adviser to the Executive Director Police Services (Lyon)
  • AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE (AFP) June 1974 - March 1999  

After transferring from the Victoria State Police to the AFP, Chris retired as a Superintendent of Police and Federal Agent, having worked in a number of senior management and operational positions within Australia

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