Zoe Moses

As a centre of civil-military excellence, ACMC is regularly called on to support priority government initiatives and activities. We retain the services of a specialist who scans the environment for opportunities to promote the work of ACMC and foster new relationships.

Special Projects Advisor

Zoe Moses

Zoë Moses is an Advisor on Special Projects at the Australian Civil-Military Centre. Her current area of focus is the intersectionality of crime, terrorism, corruption and conflict. She works with civilian, military, police and law enforcement partners in Australia and the Indo-Pacific Region, providing technical assistance and capacity building initiatives to integrate civil-military-police capabilities to prevent and respond to hybrid threats, conflict and disaster. 

In 2018, Zoe was seconded to work at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s APEC Task Force established to support the delivery of an effective APEC in Papua New Guinea in November 2018. Working in partnership with ACMC’s military adviser Zoe developed a lessons presentation on inter-agency taskforces, and later when the APECTF turned operational Zoe was seconded to work in the inter-agency headquarters at PM&C, assisting with the identification and management of strategic and operational risks, through of whole-of-government reporting.

In late 2017, Zoe deployed with the Australian Defence Force’s Operation Augury (Philippines), the ADF’s partnership activity with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. This Operation focused on sharing experiences and approaches to countering complex urban terrorist tactics – drawing upon the ADF’s insights and experiences gained from recent operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines knowledge and experiences gained from the conflict in Marawi. Working with Joint Task Group 629 under the Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, Zoe’s role was to assist with the development and delivery of a Reconstruction, Recovery and Rehabilitation Workshop designed to support the Philippines Government to engage with whole-of-government stakeholders involved with the rehabilitation and recovery following the Marawi conflict.

As acting Director of ACMC’s engagement team, Zoe led a team to deliver engagements with domestic and international audiences designed to support the operationalisation of Australia’s strategic objectives in the region, including: Civil-Military-Police Interaction Workshop 2018 on Transition to Rule of Law (May 2018); Future Leaders’ Summit 2018 Maritime Security in the Pacific, on behalf of the Government of Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific Defence Ministers Forum (March 2018); East Asia Summit on Non-proliferation in the Indo-Pacific Region, on behalf of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Oct 2017); ASEAN-Australia Civil-Military Interaction Workshop on Illegal, Unregulated and Unauthorised fishing, on behalf of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s ASEAN-Australia Special Summit Taskforce (Sept 2017); and Civil-Military Interaction Workshop 2017 on Delivering Joined-up Government (Mar 2017).

Prior to joining ACMC, Zoë worked for civilian law enforcement agencies responsible for the oversight of police. In these roles she led investigations, strategic reviews and research on police operations, policies, programs and practices for independent police watchdogs. Zoe has authored three Parliamentary reports which presented investigative findings and made recommendations regarding legislative and policy reform on issues related to police use of force, the investigative processes following deaths associated with police contact, and the policing of persons associated with serious organised crime and terrorism.

Zoë is an adjunct lecturer with the school of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales (UNSW) at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), where she previously taught undergraduate and post-graduate students on a range of political science subjects related to use of force and global security.

Zoë holds a B.A., B.Phil with Honours (First Class), Cert. IV in Government (Investigation) and is trained in ANACAPA Criminal Intelligence Analysis and Analytical Investigation Methods. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Office of Police Integrity Service Award and received a Letter of Commendation from Victoria Police Crime Command. In 2018, she received a letter of Commendation from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet for her work with the APEC Taskforce.