Doug Witschi

Assistant Director Cybercrime Threat Response


With over three decades of criminal investigations experience at State, Federal, and International level. Doug has experience and expertise in: Cybercrime, Counter Terrorism, specialist investigations, including Homicide and task force policing, Senior leadership roles taking responsibility for large organisational change programs; transnational criminal and intelligence investigations, and covert policing operations. Since August 2018, Doug has been seconded by Australia to INTERPOL Global Centre for Innovation in Singapore. Initially heading up the Strategic Innovation branch, focusing on future crime threats to public safety and security for the 194 member countries of INTERPOL. In January 2020 he was tasked to establish and head a new operational capability for INTERPOL known as Cybercrime Threat Response. With extensive academic qualifications and an experienced teacher and facilitator, Doug demonstrates foresight thought leadership that inspires change in the digital revolution. When not working he is a passionate sailor, scuba diver and enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family.


Establishing a new capability in a volatile and dynamic global environment

April 10, 2020

Leading in uncertainty the use of strategic foresight in developing agile strategies in managing a changing environment. Explore the challenges, opportunities and contingencies that INTERPOL Cyber Threat Response capability is working through to meeting the current crisis and prepare for the future challenges that await. At times you need to look behind to prepare for the future, and our focus is on the post implications of COVID-19, on business and activities in our international organization.