Looking to get into the intelligence field and don't know where to start? Want to know more about the differences in duties for intelligence professionals in different intelligence domains? Or perhaps you are a seasoned professional who recognises the importance of reviewing and mastering fundamentals of your craft? 

If this sounds like you, then the specialist skills building sessions at this year's AIPIO conference are for you!

See below for session times and details.

Monday 21 February 2022

Time AEDTSession
Early PM Joshua Sprlyan, Green Door Intelligence and Security
Tips for seeking employment within the intelligence field
Late PM Panel
A day in the life of an intelligence officer: Business, Criminal, Regulatory and Security sectors
Facilitator: Snr Sgt Glenn Tait
Keesha Martinuzzo Suncorp, Samantha Moore DELWP, Thalia Ngan Cyber Security NSW, Andria Richardson Victoria Police

 Tuesday 22 February 2022

Time AEDTSession
Early PM Snr Sgt Digby Howis, South Australia Police
How to think like an Intelligence Analyst
Late PM Meet Your Mentor
Katrina Harrison, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

 * program subject to change

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Katrina Harrison

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Kat HarrisonKat Harrison has worked as an Analyst and Policy Adviser for 15 years across several Victorian Government departments, with a focus on emergency management, law enforcement and the regulatory sector. Since 2017, Kat has simultaneously managed the intelligence functions of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Parks Victoria.

Kat has a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Masters in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. She has been a member of AIPIO since 2014 and is passionate about promoting and improving professionalism within the Intelligence industry.


Senior Sergeant First Class Digby Howis

Manager, Crime Stoppers Section
State Intelligence Branch, South Australia Police

Digby HowisI joined South Australia Police in November 2002, serving frontline patrols in the Metropolitan Adelaide area.
I was offered a short term secondment in 2005 to a local intelligence section where I received my first exposure to intelligence processes, practices and procedures. I had an excellent Intelligence Manager in Adelaide who mentored me and cultivated a passion for the intelligence discipline. This was a formative time for me within the intelligence discipline.

I have worked as a Field Intelligence Officer (FIO) at the State Intelligence Branch (SIB) focusing on organised criminal activity and also worked as an FIO in SAPOL’s Security Intelligence Section, working in partnership with State and Commonwealth agencies with the responsibility for matters pertaining to terrorism, intercommunal violence, politically motivated violence, dignitary protection and critical infrastructure.  

I have spent multiple years working within SAPOL intelligence projects, first in 2008 reviewing and implementing SAPOL’s Intelligence Business Process, which ultimately launched a revised intelligence framework across the whole organisation in 2009. After implementation, I joined the intelligence training team responsible for training police and civilians in these new intelligence concepts, principles and practices. I have developed training and curriculum documents as an Intelligence Trainer and delivered training on intelligence techniques, analytical methods, critical and lateral thinking and structured analytical techniques. I have taught on ANZCTC courses as well as participated as exercise control for table top exercises.

In 2014, I served in the Joint Intelligence Group in Brisbane for the G20, and in 2015, published an AIPIO Journal paper titled ‘A systems thinking approach to threat assessment’.
From 2016-2019, I worked in SAPOL Performance and Governance area, and returned to Intelligence Training in 2019. Since returning to Intelligence Training, I have assisted with the development and implementation of another intelligence review, launching the new South Australia Police intelligence Framework. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Intelligence Analysis from CSU and in June 2021, I became the Manager of Crime Stoppers Section with the State Intelligence Branch.


Keesha Martinuzzo

Intelligence Analyst, Fraud & Intelligence

Keesha MartinuzzoIn 2020 I graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor of Justice (majoring in criminology and policing). Following my bachelor’s degree I commenced a role at Suncorp as an Investigations Review Officer (IRO) in 2020 within the Fraud and Intelligence department. The IRO role involved reviewing claims where I would undertake an investigation of claims that were flagged that required further review. In July 2021, I transitioned into my current role as an Intelligence Analyst role at Suncorp. My current role involves looking into individuals/businesses that form syndicates who are committing fraud through insurance claims. To further build on my intelligence skills I am currently in the process of completing a Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis at Charles Sturt University.


Samantha Moore

Intelligence Analyst

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Sam MooreSam has been a member of the intelligence community since 2017, when she crossed to the ‘dark side’ after a fourteen-year investigative career with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). She is currently an Intelligence Analyst within the DELWP Conservation Regulator’s Regulatory Intelligence Unit. Sam has found her transition from investigator to analyst a challenging and rewarding one and enjoys keeping a toe dipped in investigative work in her capacity as an authorised officer under DELWP-administered legislation.

Sam’s focus has aligned with regulatory functions overseen by DELWP – including protection and use of wildlife, public land, fire prevention, biodiversity and pest animals.


Thalia Ngan

Senior Cyber Security Analyst

Cyber Security NSW

Thalia NganThalia is a Senior Cyber Security Analyst at Cyber Security NSW, which aims to provide the NSW Government with an integrated approach to preventing and responding to cyber security threats. Combining her public sector experience and passion in developing the intelligence practice within cyber security, Thalia is responsible for leading the provision of expertise and analysis to deliver timely intelligence and reporting on cyber security threats and vulnerabilities relevant to NSW Government.


Andria Richardson

Leading Senior Constable

Victoria Police

Andria RichardsonAndria Richardson is a Leading Senior Constable with Victoria Police and currently attached to the Homicide Squad. She has been a Tactical Intelligence Operative for 10 years and worked predominately in the organised crime themes. She is studying Master of Intelligence Analysis part time and was recently awarded the Frank Scammell Intelligence Practitioner of the Year award.






Joshua Sprlyan

Green Door Intelligence and Security

Joshua SprlyanJosh spent over 15 years in the Australian Defence Force, serving in infantry and intelligence units. He has deployed to multiple locations globally, and served in the Army’s Special Operations Command. Upon leaving the ADF, Josh worked in the Home Affairs Intelligence Division, supporting the Australian Border Force and assisting in the establishment of the Australian Border Operations Centre, the 24/7 watch floor for ABF operations. Josh then entered the private sector to work in veterans recruitment, before establishing Green Door Intelligence and Security, a Canberra based consulting and professional services recruiting company. He has also written several books, including a fictional action series about a former military intelligence soldier.