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Roman Quaedvlieg Bio, Biography, Age, Ex-Wife, Girlfriend (Sarah Rogers), Children, Family, Education, Australian Border Force, AU Pair Saga

On 6 September 2018, Peter Dutton rejects Roman Quaedvlieg’s intervention in the AU Pair Saga

Roman Quaedvlieg Bio

Roman Alexander Quaedvlieg APM was born on 8 January 1965  in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a former Australian public servant and the police officer who was the Commissioner of the Australian Border Force (ABF) from 1 July 2015 until May 2017 when he was put on paid leave while an investigation into potential corruption took place. He was dismissed from the position in March 2018 after an investigation found that he had failed to comply with disclosure requirements regarding a relationship with a woman.
Personal details
Born 8 January 1965 (age 53 years) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Roman Quaedvlieg Age 53 Years old as of 2018
Roman Quaedvlieg Spouse(s) Kristine Pajda (2006–2017)
Roman Quaedvlieg Girlfriend Sarah Rogers
Roman Quaedvlieg Children Quaedvlieg has three children including his son, Che Roman-Dujon Quaedvlieg and four grandchildren
Roman Quaedvlieg Education
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
Commissioner of the Australian Border Force
In office
1 July 2015 – 15 March 2018
Preceded by New creation
Succeeded by Michael Outram (acting)
Comptroller-General of Customs
In office
October 2014 – 15 March 2018 (tbc)
Preceded by Mike Pezzullo
CEO of Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
In office
October 2014 – 30 June 2015
Preceded by Mike Pezzullo
Succeeded by Role abolished
Chief Police Officer of ACT Policing
In office
Preceded by Michael Phelan
Succeeded by Rudi Lammers

Roman Quaedvlieg Biography

Roman Quaedvlieg initially served as a police officer in Queensland, then with the Australian Federal Police. He, later on, joined the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, later becoming its Chief Executive Officer. When the ACBPS was merged into the new Australian Border Force, he became its inaugural Commissioner and Comptroller-General of Customs.

Roman Quaedvlieg Career Highlights

  • 2005 – Quaedvlieg joined the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and assumed the position of Manager Economic Operations.
  • 2007- Quaedvlieg was promoted to Assistant Commissioner at the AFP
  • 2010 – Quaedvlieg became the Chief Police Officer of ACT Policing, the branch of the AFP responsible for providing policing services to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
  • 2011- Quaedvlieg was awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM) in for serving the Australian community with distinction, particularly in the areas of police operations and administration.
  • 2013 – Quaedvlieg joined the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) as Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
  • October 2014 – he succeeded Mike Pezzullo as Chief Executive Officer.
  • 2015 – With the introduction of the Australian Border Force (ABF, Quaedvlieg became the inaugural Commissioner of the Australian Border Force and the Comptroller-General of Customs.
  • 29 May 2017 – he was forced to go on a mandatory leave pending an active investigation conducted by the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity into Quaedvlieg’s alledged abuse of power.
  • May 2017 – February 2018. There was media criticism that Quaedvlieg was on paid leave during this time, and reportedly was paid in excess of $500,000.
  • March 2018 – the Governor-General, acting on the advice of the Australian cabinet, terminated Quaedvlieg’s appointment as Commissioner on the grounds of his misbehaviour.
  • 2018 – Quaedvlieg joined Twitter with an unverified account, which Buzzfeed has confirmed is linked to his phone number, and has described himself there as a “geopolitical dilettante”, commentating on political matters.

Personal life

Quaedvlieg has three children including his son, Che Roman-Dujon Quaedvlieg and four grandchildren. His ex-wife was Kristine Pajda whom she married in 2006 to 2017. Quaedvlieg is currently with his girlfriend (domestic partner) Sarah Rogers, believed to be in her 20s.

Sarah Rogers – Roman Quaedvlieg’s Girlfriend

Quaedvlieg was found to have secured Sarah Rogers, believed to be in her 20s, a job in December 2016 just months after they started a relationship.

Ms Rogers worked as a passport scanner for the Australian Border Force at Sydney Airport and was understood to have pre-empted her own dismissal.

Sarah Rogers resigned on 15 March 2018 after receiving a letter requesting she defend why she should be allowed to keep her job. This came after her boyfriend, Quaedvlieg was sacked after it was revealed her older lover sent her 14,000 text messages from his work phone and helped her get a job at an airport’

Roman Quaedvlieg  AU Pair Saga

On 6 September 2018, Peter Dutton rejected Roman Quaedvlieg’s intervention in the au pair saga, saying that claims his office seeking help for a “mate” are false and fabricated while questioning the former Border Force commissioner’s mental health.

Quaedvlieg stood by his account, accusing Dutton of “casting aspersions over my actions, motivation, integrity, reputation and mental health” while promising to reconcile the different accounts in a Senate inquiry rather than debate the facts publicly.


Roman Quaedvlieg Honours

Honours and awards Date awarded
  Australian Police Medal (APM) 26 January 2011
  National Police Service Medal 2016
  National Medal 2005

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