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Albert Timen

Albert Timen has over 20 years of active service in Military Special Operations followed by a career in the Israeli Police and Diplomatic Security Agency. He is currently the owner of International Security Instructors, a top-tier organisation that provides comprehensive security and risk management solutions, meeting a variety of customised needs.

Albert has served as an undercover operator in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Counter Terrorism Special operations unit which followed by a Police career in similar capacity becoming an instructor at the Israeli National Police Academy. He was responsible for instructing special operations units and teaching both tactical and operational procedures on Counter-Terrorism.

Chris Aldous

Chris is a highly skilled security strategist who applies the principles of Secured by Design effectively alongside his extensive industry knowledge and experience to add value to projects through developing clear and effective strategic security intent, integrating innovative physical controls, technical measures and procedural responses applied at reasonable cost in relation to identified risks.

Chris specialises in protection of crowded spaces, such as mixed-use developments, sports venues, universities, hotels and shopping complexes. Consideration of behavioural aspects, through application of his social and criminological studies enables Chris to implement Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Chris has worked on projects around the world and was the lead security designer for the London 2012 Stadium.

Craig Sheridan

A retired Commissioned Police Officer professional with 33 years’ experience with the NSW Police Force, Craig has recently been appointed Head of Security, Rugby League World Cup 2017, as well as other notable appointments including Lead Security and Risk Consultant, Vivid Sydney 2016 Event. Craig was the key NSWPF contact for The Department of Premier and Cabinet (Protocol and Special Events Division) and Destination NSW. This included responsibility for activation of the Police Operations Centre/Government Coordination Centre in the event of a major incident or emergency. Craig has represented the NSW Police Force at many international events including the Australian Government Observers program Qatar Asian Cup 2011, observer to NYPD security operations in support of United Nations General events in New York and major event security planning with other Federal Agencies in Washington.

Craig’s diverse background, expert knowledge and respected reputation has resulted in many invitations as a key note speaker both in Australia and abroad.

Dale Unwin

Dale is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional working in cyber security for both defence and industry. He holds a GCHQ accredited first class Master’s degree in Cyber Security and Management, specialising in network architectures and vulnerability management.

Dale provides cyber security support to both private sector organisations and Defence, including information governance, risk management, human threats and threat intelligence. Dale is able to consider and synthesise large amounts of information rapidly, making him ideal for roles where both hard cyber skills and architectural rigor are required.

Dave Pinder

A former Warrant Officer Class One Ammunition Technician who served for 22 years with the British Army, Dave has over 30 year’s experience both military and civilian, in the safe handling, storage, movement use, and where required disposal of explosives and associated hazardous substances. 

He has extensive experience of IEDD, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Conventional Munitions Disposal (CMD) operations, including large-scale demilitarisation operations in the civilian sector, and the wider field of Counter IED Operations.

Guy Allinson

Guy Allinson has over 40 years’ experience as a petroleum economist in the upstream industry. He has presented over 200 short courses for the petroleum industry in the Asia, Europe, USA and Africa on petroleum economics and worldwide PSC/fiscal regimes. He has also given frequent presentations to oil and finance industry seminars and conferences internationally.

Guy has held various petroleum economics and commercial positions in the oil and gas industry. He has advised companies and governments in the Asia/Pacific region on petroleum PSC and fiscal terms. He has valued many petroleum properties and companies for acquisition and sale; prepared economics research reports on oil and gas industry projects and has provided commercial support for oil field operations and investments worldwide.

Henry Morgenstern

Henry is the President and Co-Founder of Security Solutions International. Henry is the publisher of the Counter Terrorist Magazine, distributed in the US, Europe and Asia, in its 9th year, and the organiser of the Homeland Security Professionals Conference in Orlando, celebrating its 12-year anniversary. Mr Morgenstern was the very first editor of the premiere edition of the Counter Terrorist Magazine – now in its 9th year of publication and is the publisher as President of SSI.

Henry is a widely published author on security-related subjects: IACSP Counter-Terror magazine, The Journal, Fire Chief, Law Enforcement Technology, Law Enforcement Executive Journal, Frontline First Responder, Executive Flyer, The Forum and many others. Henry has also provided commentary for ABC Radio, National Public Radio and has appeared on numerous newscasts commenting on security issues for NBC, CBS and ABC.

Dr Ian Glen Thomson

Armed with 43 years of experience, Dr Ian Thomson specialises in strategic, commercial and transportation aspects of oil and gas and has a detailed understanding of regulatory and institutional arrangements, with emphasis on mid and downstream aspects (transportation and processing) and distribution/ supply. Dr Ian was involved in Ministerial level investigations of complex international disputes on construction projects.

Dr Ian was also a High Court expert on capacity planning on the UK gas network and participated as Subject Matter Expert on various aspects of litigation support in Deloitte.

Ian Gray

Ian is a Security Design Strategist working for Design Security Limited. He has been involved in the security design of three first class football stadium, a railway station, a student campus, a group of London theatres and an iconic tourist venue. Prior to this he had 20 years practice as a police crime prevention officer and crime prevention design advisor in London. 

Ian was senior crime prevention design advisor to Metropolitan Police Specialist Operations. Ian
draws upon extensive experience with the Metropolitan Police and holds internal UK Government Home Office qualifications in crime prevention and counter-terrorism design techniques alongside independent academic qualifications in crime prevention and environmental design.

Ian Prince

Ian Prince is a Decommissioning Consultant with over 40 years of Oil and Gas experience, primarily within construction engineering and management both in the UK and globally. Prior to this, Ian spent close to 30 years with Wood Group where he dedicated 17 years of career in decommissioning related activities. Since then, Ian is now a well-known Decommissioning Advisor and has been actively providing trainings for decommissioning related courses across the globe. Ian is also a regular presenter and contributor in decommissioning industry work groups and events.

Itsik Mantin

In the last 20 years, Itsik Mantin has researched and innovated in various cyber-security domains, including web application security, advanced persistent threats, DRM systems, automotive systems and more. While thinking as an attacker is his second nature, his first nature is problem solving and algorithm development - in the past in cryptography and watermarking, and today mostly around harnessing ML/AI technology to solve security-related problems, from modeling of regular access patterns for threat detection to understanding attacks and assisting security users.

He is the inventor of 20 patents in these fields. He has shared his knowledge as a presenter at RSA, Black Hat, OWASP AppSec and other security conferences. He holds an M. Sc. in Applied Math and Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute.

Jason Dibley

Jason has been active in countering espionage operations for the last 20 years and constantly evolves new procedures and solutions for emerging surveillance threats. Previously Jason spent 20 years as a covert surveillance engineer with MPS New Scotland Yard working on many operations alongside numerous global security services and military units.

Jason is an accomplished development engineer and has developed and launched, trained and supported several bespoke TSCM systems including the SearchLight, BlackLight and Sentinel Cellular, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth detection systems. These systems are in use by numerous governments, Law enforcement and Military units globally.

John Goldsworthy

John served for over 40 years in the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Australia and performed duty as a uniformed officer and detective in general duties policing, criminal investigation, close personal protection, intelligence, counter-terrorism, internal investigation, crime prevention, major event planning, aviation and maritime operations, policy development and project management.

John was part of the team that developed the close personal protection (CPP) overlay for the 2002 Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) held in Coolum, Australia in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attack and undertook operations as the Deputy Commander, CPP Response Group during the event. He also undertook operational duties with the Queensland Water Police during the 2014 G20 Summit held in Brisbane, Australia.

Jon Webster

Jon, Senior Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Consultant and Training Lead, has more than 20 years’ experience in the British Army Intelligence Corps in which time he worked in various fields including Counter Intelligence, Technical Investigations, Information Assurance (IA), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) and Cyber Security.  He has experience across most strands of the Intelligence world and gained particular insight by undertaking a variety of roles; Jonathan has worked as an operator, analyst and manager and he was the technical investigations subject matter expert (SME) for Army Headquarters. During his time leading the technical counter intelligence team, Jonathan developed an OSINT training course to educate other investigators and intelligence analysts in how best to research the internet safely and anonymously; the course informed the students in how best to both safeguard and enhance their intelligence operations.

Dr Kevin J. Foster

Armed with over 40 years of experience, Dr. Kevin J. Foster is an engineer, researcher, trainer, and analyst with a passion for improving the way organisations and governments manage risk with technologies, especially where significant numbers of people are at risk of serious injury, crime or harm, including societies that inhabit smart cities.

Dr Kevin Sahba

Dr Kevin is a highly qualified executive security and risk professional with an extremely wide breadth of experience providing security risk management consulting to sectors including defence, government, critical infrastructure, ports and marine, resources, data centres, mixed use developments, mass rapid transport, aviation, health, and education.

Dr Kevin’s experience spans the Asia Pacific and the Gulf (GCC) and regions, where he has applied a strong combination of technical, project management and business development skills. Dr Kevin has solid experience in improving the security posture of organisations based on industry and government security and risk frameworks and in line with ISO31000 Risk Management.

Kim Langton

Kim Langton has over 30 years security and emergency services experience, including service with the Royal Australian Navy, Victorian, Queensland and NSW Fire and Ambulance Services and senior management positions within the Australian security industry and Papua New Guinea.

Kim is a Licensed NSW Security Consultant holding Security Risk Management, Training, Assessment and WH&S Certificates as well as a registered NSW security trainer. Kim is a regular invited speaker at international security seminars and has been called before Australian Parliament Senate Committee hearings on Organised Crime as an expert witness on profiling and security within the aviation industry.

Dr Michael Fletcher

Dr Michael S Fletcher has more than 20 years’ experience in providing public procurement and supply chain. He is a respected specialist in consulting businesses or trade with private and state-owned enterprise companies. He is the IABFM director of Procurement and Supply Chain Practice and sits on the Board of the Australian Branch of the International Academy of Business and Financial Management. He is also actively involved at IABFM in improving existing training programmes and developing new programmes in areas such as Procurement, Supply Chain and Human Resource Policies. He has delivered CIPP, CIWP, CHRM training programmes in a number of countries including Australia, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Zambia, China, Ghana and Namibia.

Mubin Shaikh

A former informant and now expert with experience in radicalisation, deradicalisation, countering violent extremism (CVE), National security and Counter-terrorism. Mubin is an external SME (Subject Matter Expert) on national security and counterterrorism to the Command Staff of CENTCOM, the United Nations Security Council & Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate and trains police, intelligence and special operations forces on relevant topics. He has appeared on multiple U.S., British and Canadian media outlets (CNN, CBC, ABC and NBC) as a commentator and is extensively involved with the ISIS social media and Foreign Fighter file, including Returnees and rehabilitation.

Noel G. Whelan

Noel G. Whelan

Noel Whelan has been working, training and educating internationally in the field of anti and counter-terrorism for the past 25 years. He is a retired former member of a counterterrorism training wing, known only as DG1. He has been delivering education and training to International Police, Armed Forces, and Private Security Personnel including international organizations from both public and private sectors.

His work has taken him through Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, United States, Ecuador, Egypt, Poland,  Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Italy and many more places in connection with his duties. He gives his clients a leading edge in preventing and countering the phenomenon that is International Terrorism to make the world a safer place.

Panayiotis Andriopoulos

Panayiotis is a highly skilled engineer and security design specialist who demonstrates strong customer focus combined with a proven commitment to the achievement of targets and business objectives. He applies excellent analytical skills, problem solving abilities, people management, communication and negotiation skills to achieve the strategic aims while delivering cost efficiencies and added value.

A confident member of multidisciplinary teams, he has provided engineering strategic consultancy in the construction sector in Europe and the Middle East across a range of sectors. His designs incorporate advanced and intuitive technologies, which integrate with the business operation and provide flexibility to adapt to the changing threat environment.

Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan is a highly experienced senior law enforcement, security and incident management practitioner. Having spent over 33 years in law enforcement with the Hong Kong Police, Peter reached the rank of Assistant Commissioner and was awarded the Police Distinguished Service Medal (P.D.S.M.) for his exemplary service and contribution to Hong Kong.

He has trained local and overseas law enforcement officers on critical incident negotiations, best practices and case studies in crisis negotiations, strategic and operational readiness and response, as well as terrorism and pandemic preparedness.

Prof Sattar Bawany


Professor Sattar Bawany is the CEO of the Centre for Executive Education (CEE) and Disruptive Leadership Institute (DLI). He is also a C-Suite Master Executive Coach & Master Facilitator of the Executive Development Associates Inc. (EDA) in the Asia Pacific region.  He has over 30 years’ international business management experience, including 20 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development and training with global management consulting firms.

Prof Bawany was awarded the “2019 Executive of the Year for Human Resources Consulting” at the Singapore Business Review (SBR) Management Excellence Awards 2019. 

Prof Bawany is an accomplished author and has published an extensive series of articles on related topics such as Talent Management and Leadership Transition. His book on “Transforming NextGen Leaders: Meeting the Leadership Challenges in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)” published in July 2019 by Business Expert Press (BEP) LLC, New York is available on Amazon. Prof Bawany’s latest book is entitled “Leadership in Disruptive Times” (2020) also published by BEP examines the best practices approaches and tools in meeting the leadership challenges in a disruptive, VUCA and digital-driven workplace.

Simon Goddard

With over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Simon is a practicing consultant and an expert in the investigations field. He excels at assisting clients solve a range of problems relating to fraud, corruption, controls breach, regulatory issues and codes of business practice across diverse sectors including banking, manufacturing, energy, transport, electronics, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, insurance industries and more in Asia and in the rest of the world.

Simon’s experience includes investigating very prominent international cases involving bribery, corruption and large-scale fraud. He has conducted many sensitive internal investigations; enhanced due diligence assignments; anti-bribery and fraud risk assessments, remediation and mitigation; representation for parties in international investor/state arbitration proceedings and expert witness services to arbitral tribunals in disputes involving allegations of fraud.

Steve Remington

Steve Remington, Principal Consultant & Director, has more than 20 years of expertise in business intelligence, business analytics, operational reporting, data warehousing and other decision support projects. His background includes over six years in academic research and teaching at Melbourne Business School, Monash University and Latrobe University.

In 2009, Steve founded Minerra to provide decision makers with better business intelligence and analytics solutions. Steve leads Minerra’s mission to provide business decision makers with rapid access to their information for knowledgeable business outcomes. He combines his in-depth business and information technology expertise with his academic research and teaching experience to provide clients a hands-on approach by serving as a lead program director, solution architect and data modeller.

SUE Williams, qpm

Sue qualified as an accredited Hostage Negotiator both in the UK with New Scotland Yard and in the USA with the FBI 28 years ago. Since then, she has contributed to the successful resolution of hundreds of kidnaps, hostage situations on land and the high seas.  More recently she has undertaken cyber negotiations as a tactic for combating extortion.

As a Scotland Yard Detective, Sue was the most senior ranking officer in charge of both the Kidnap and the Hostage Crisis Negotiation Units, a post she held for seven years.  At the highest-level Sue has been an active contributor to the UK Government's crisis response structure in cases of kidnap/abduction of UK citizens overseas. She has advised the Prime Minister and counselled senior Government Ministers on a one-to-one basis. Her role in Government was to advise on negotiation strategies, combined tactics and the suitable proportionate response that offered hostages on land and sea the best chance of life whilst maintaining the reputation of Her Majesties Government.