At the APG's first Annual Meeting in Tokyo, Japan (March 1998) the membership established two Co-Chairs:
- A chair held by Australia (as host of the Secretariat); and
- A rotating chair occupied for a two-year term by another APG member.
The current Co-Chairs are Deputy Commissioner Andrew Colvin (Australia) and Mr Liu Zhengming (China) as follows:
Deputy Commissioner Andrew Colvin (Australia) - appointed 2012
Deputy Commissioner Andrew Colvin joined the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 1990 and was appointed to his current role, responsible for AFP Close Operations Support, in 2013. From 2010 to 2013 he was the Deputy Commissioner Operations. During his career he has had a number of portfolio responsibilities including serious and organised crime, counter terrorism, terrorism financing, high tech crime, drug trafficking, money laundering and politically motivated crime. Between 2002 and 2005, he managed the national and international aspects of the AFP’s response to terrorism, including the 2002 Bali bombings, the 2003 Jakarta Marriott Hotel bombing and the 2004 Australian Embassy bombing. Deputy Commissioner Colvin was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to the 2002 Bali bombing investigation. He holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Deputy Commissioner Colvin assumed APG Co-Chair responsibilities on behalf of Australia in May 2012.
Mr Liu Zhengming (China) - appointed 2012
Mr. Liu Zhengming is Deputy Director-General of the Anti-Money Laundering Bureau of the People’s Bank of China (PBC). During his career he has held a number of responsibilities in the areas of international cooperation, domestic coordination, policy making and anti-money laundering supervision. Before he took current position with PBC in 2007, Mr. Liu Zhengming served as Deputy Chief of the Division of Supervision over Foreign Financial Institutions in the Foreign Affairs Department of the People’s Bank and then as the Chief of the International Monetary Fund Division of the People’s Bank. Since 2002 he has been the Chief Representative at the Frankfurt Representative Office.
Mr. Liu Zhengming has a Bachelor’s degree in International Finance and a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance.
Previous rotating Co-Chairs have come from the following APG members:
- Philippines, Department of Foreign Affairs, 1998-2000;
- Malaysia, Central Bank of Malaysia, 2000-2002;
- Korea, Korea Financial Intelligence Unit, 2002-2004;
- Japan, Japan Financial Intelligence Office, Financial Services Agency, 2004-2006;
- Indonesia, Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, 2006- 2008;
- Singapore, Commercial Affairs Department, 2008-2010;
- India, Directorate of Enforcement, 2010-2012.
Incoming Co-Chair, 2014-2016: New Zealand
New Zealand was formally endorsed at the APG's 15th Annual Meeting as the incoming Co-Chair (for 2014- 2016). As incoming Co-Chair, New Zealand will be part of the APG Steering Group commencing 2013, and will host an APG Annual Meeting in July 2015.
Incoming Co-Chair, 2016-2018: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka was formally endorsed at the APG's 16th Annual Meeting as the Co-Chair for 2016-2018. Sri Lanka has already hosted a number of APG workshops and meetings including the Annual Typologies Workshop in 2008 and will host an Annual Meeting during its two-year term as Co-Chair.