David Irvine AO

AIPIO Patron

David Irvine v2A long-serving diplomat, David Irvine was Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea from 1996-1999 and Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China between 2000-2003, also concurrently Australian Ambassador to Mongolia and to the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea. He subsequently became the only person to have served as the head of both Australia’s foreign intelligence collection agency and its domestic security agency – positions he held for almost twelve years.

He is currently the Chairman of the Foreign Investment Review Board. He is an Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University and also assists at the National Security College within the Australian National University. He chairs the Cyber Security Research Centre, a not-for-profit company promoting industry investment into Australia’s cyber research capabilities in conjunction with the Government’s Cooperative Research Centre programme.

Irvine has published two books on Indonesian culture. He has honorary doctorates from the University of Western Australia (Letters) and Edith Cowan University (Science). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and was a member of the Advisory Council of the National Archives of Australia for nine years.

Irvine was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2005 for services to the promotion of Australia’s international relations.


Dr Phil Kowalick MAIPIO


Dr Phil Kowalick MAIPIOPhil is one of Australia’s preeminent thought leaders in law enforcement, intelligence and national security.

For over 34 years in the Australian Federal Police, he played a key role in many of Australia’s most important law enforcement programs and initiatives. He established multiagency intelligence capabilities in Australia’s major airports; designed arrangements to set and manage Australia’s counter terrorism priorities in the Counter Terrorism Control Centre; was instrumental in developing the Australian Criminal Intelligence Model; the strategic organisational design of the Australian Border Force; the Australian Federal Police, International Engagement 2020 and beyond; and the National Plan to Combat Cybercrime.

Phil is the President of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers and a member of the School of Justice Advisory Committee at the Queensland University of Technology.



Dr John Moss

Deputy CEO Intelligence

John MossDr Moss is currently the Deputy CEO Intelligence in AUSTRAC – Australia’s financial intelligence unit and anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing regulator. The role provides senior leadership in AUSTRAC and Dr Moss is responsible for AUSTRAC’s intelligence capability, operational engagement, strategic risk assessments and international operations. Dr Moss is the co-chair of the regional Financial Intelligence Consultative Group and Pacific Financial Intelligence Committee, and chairs the Fintel Alliance Executive Board.

Prior to his current role, Dr Moss served at AUSTRAC as Deputy CEO Capability and Strategy (COO) and National Manager Intelligence Operations, where he led development and delivery of contemporary intelligence capabilities suitable for current and future AML/CTF environments – such as specialised tradecraft, advanced analysis and data tools, edge technologies, public-private partnerships, and enhanced domestic and international networks to enable improved operational outcomes.

Dr John Moss has over 25 years’ experience in intelligence and security-related positions in New Zealand and Australia. He has worked across state and Commonwealth agencies in operations and intelligence leadership positions, with an emphasis on national security and law enforcement including associated private sector, security, border, regulatory and revenue agency collaboration. This has included senior executive leadership positions with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and AUSTRAC with a focus on business transformation and operational delivery.

Dr Moss has a Doctorate of Philosophy and other postgraduate qualifications including a Master of Defence Studies, Master of Letters, Graduate Certificate of Asian Studies and Graduate Certificate in Organised Crime and Corruption Investigations.


Dennis Richardson AC

Former Secretary of the Department of Defence

Dennis Richardson AOFollowing two years as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dennis Richardson AC commenced as Secretary of the Department of Defence in 2012, a position he held until his retirement in 2017. He was Ambassador of Australia to the United States from 2005 to 2009 and has been a career public servant since 1969, when he joined Australia's foreign service.

From October 1996 until his appointment to Washington, DC, Richardson served as Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. Prior to this, he was Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (1993-1996).

Richardson has served in various senior public service roles in the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Foreign Affairs and Trade and Immigration. He was Head of the Review of the Intelligence Community post-Cold War in 1992 and Principal Adviser to the Prime Minister from 1990 to 1991.


Paul Symon AO

Major General (Retd)
Director-General, Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)

Paul Symon AO to be checkedPaul Symon was raised in Melbourne and moved to Canberra in 1979 in order to attend the Royal Military College Duntroon. He graduated as senior cadet and the Sword of Honour winner in his final year. A 35 year military career followed, culminating in the rank of Major General. His final appointments in Defence were as Deputy Chief of the Army and as Director of the Defence Intelligence Organisation. He was also military adviser to the 'First Principles Review'.

Paul has had four periods of operational service. As a Brigadier he was appointed Australian Commander Middle East which gave him command responsibility for Defence personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to that he was the senior military adviser for the Regional Assistance Mission in the Solomon Islands (RAMSI). Paul was also the Australian senior military officer in East Timor in 1999 in the months preceding the ballot for East Timor's independence. His team of officers found themselves negotiating with militia and Falantil leaders, as well as the United Nations (UN) and Indonesian military, during a period of high tension and duress. Prior to that, he served with the United Nations in Southern Lebanon and on the Golan Heights.

Paul was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service in East Timor. He subsequently became a recipient of the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

Academically, he holds two Master's degrees: from the University of New South Wales and from Deakin University. In mid-2015, Paul left the military and joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was subsequently appointed as Director-General Australian Secret Intelligence Service from 18th December 2017. Paul is married to Kate and has two adult children.


Chantal Velasque

Head of Data Science, Group Customer Remediation

Chantal VelasqueChantal is the Head of Data Science for the Group Customer Remediation at Westpac. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the Data & Analytics industry, covering a broad range of areas including products, customers, payments, financial crime, and remediation. As a consultant with BT Global Services, SAP BusinessObjects, eVolition and Oakton Consulting, Chantal has always been most comfortable straddling the line between the Business function and Technology, and she speaks both languages fluently.

Her skillset broadened with her roles at Suncorp and CBA, and she has managed everything from projects and programs, IT strategies, data governance initiatives to large analytics implementations. Chantal is passionate about implementing the right solutions through Agile practices and has an unshakeable belief in the awesome things we can achieve by promoting an inclusive culture where colleagues are engaged and highly effective.

In her career Chantal has often offered coaching and mentorship. She has spoken at the Girl Geek Dinners and the inaugural FemeTech Revolution event in Sydney, and was a mentor for Women in Entreprise Services at CBA. She is now an abiding host for the Shadowing Programs at Westpac and just joined the Women of Westpac action group as their Member Strategy lead.

In her spare time you can find her down the beach with her husband and sons, watching Rugby Union games or recounting scuba diving stories from around the world.


GUEST Speakers

Scott Ainslie

Managing Director
SYCON Security Consultants

Scott AinslieScott has served in a wide variety of roles across a career distinguished by the breadth and depth of his exposure to the cybersecurity threat landscape. His approach reflects extensive experience in the physical, personnel and logical security domains. His use of intelligence-based threat and risk management approaches underscore his success record in understanding cybersecurity and associated critical infrastructure vulnerabilities. His personable approach and demeanour provide an ideal platform for collaboration and negotiation environments.

Scott has a degree in Criminology from CSU and a Masters in Cybersecurity, Strategy and Diplomacy from UNSW.  He is currently undertaking graduate research for a PhD in cybersecurity with the University of Melbourne. He is a member of multiple security, risk, intelligence, and cybersecurity-related organisations. This active membership provides an ideal platform for empowering outreach from a broad global community of cybersecurity practitioners.


The Honourable Karen Andrews MP

Minister for Home Affairs

Karen EdwardsAfter a career as an engineer and running her own industrial relations business, Karen Andrews was elected to parliament in 2010 as the Federal Member for McPherson on the Gold Coast. Following the 2013 election, she took on a leadership position as Chair of the House of Representatives Joint Standing Committee on Public Works – one of the oldest investigatory Committees of the Parliament, and a “watchdog” on Government building and works programs.

She’s also served as the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and Assistant Minister for Science. In this role, Minister Andrews was one of the architects of the $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda. It’s this experience which saw her sworn in as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology in the Morrison Government Cabinet in August 2018. In doing so, she became the first ever female cabinet minister from Queensland.

Since then, Minister Andrews led significant work to help Australian industry to flourish, including designing the Government’s $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy. She was a key driver of Women in STEM initiatives and guided the Australian Space Agency on its mission towards a goal of tripling the size of the sector to $12 billion and creating 20,000 new jobs by 2030. Minister Andrews was sworn in as the first female Home Affairs Minister on 30 March 2021.


Andrew Baker

Director Investigations

Andrew BakerAndrew Baker has worked in law enforcement for 30 years. He commenced his career as a South Australia Police officer in general uniform policing before being promoted to Detective. He has worked in various criminal investigation units including major fraud and internal investigations. Andrew also spent two years working in the United Kingdom as an Anti-Piracy Senior Investigator.

Andrew commenced with the South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption in 2013 as a senior investigator before being appointed Manager Investigations in 2014. Andrew was appointed Director Investigations on 1 July 2016.

In his current role he leads the Commissioner’s investigative capability including its intelligence function and provides critical advice and recommendations on operational matters to the Commissioner.

Andrew has a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management and is toward the back end of completing his Masters of Public Administration (Management).


Stephen Beaumont AM

Security Programs Consultant

Stephen BeaumontStephen Beaumont has recently retired from full time military service after 35 years as a professional intelligence officer.  He has served in a wide range of intelligence appointments, including S2 of the Ist Brigade, Commanding Officer of the 1st Intelligence Battalion, J2 of the Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, and J25 of HQ Joint Operations Command.

Stephen served as Defence Attache Seoul, and was involved in Armistice Commission investigations of the North Korean sinking of ROK Ship Cheonan and the shelling of Yeongpyong Do. Stephen travelled to Pyongyang several times during this appointment in efforts to negotiate with the Korean People's Army the repatriation of remains of missing Australian Korean War servicemen. Stephen has deployed as an intelligence officer to operations in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Stephen's most recent appointments as Director General Weapons and Technical Intelligence, DIO, Director General ISREW and Cyber and Head of Corps Australian Intelligence Corps, placed him at the heart of contemporary intelligence workforce and capability issues for Defence, making him an ideal contributor to the conference.


Julian Claxton

Managing Director
Jayde Consulting Pty Ltd

Julian ClaxtonJulian is the Managing Director of Jayde Consulting Pty Ltd, a firm specialising in the provision of technical surveillance countermeasures, threat and behavioural intelligence, and managing trusted insiders.

A veteran of the security profession for over thirty years, Julian’s experience spans security and risk management, investigations, counterespionage, and behavioural science; across government, industry, and for key executives within Australia and abroad.

Julian is a member of ASIS International, the Espionage Research Institute International, and is a Founder Member of the Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Institute (UK). He is also a current member and former Board-member of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers.

Julian holds a Master of Science in Communication, Behaviour, and Credibility Analysis, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Analysis and Investigative Interviewing. He also holds Diplomas of Government Investigations, Security and Risk Management, as well as additional specialised training in linguistic analysis, technical surveillance countermeasures, and a variety of short behavioural science, security, and investigations courses.

Julian continues to research topics related to trusted insiders within organisations, and behavioural profiling – knowledge he both applies and shares with his expansive client base.


Beulah Davies

Queensland Government

Beulah DaviesBeulah is an accredited Consultant in Extended DISC Behavioural Profiling, professionally trained Human Behaviour & Performance Coach and Certified Practitioner of Meta Dynamics™. She is also a Practitioner of NLP and has a Degree in Criminology (majoring in Human Behaviour). 




Shelagh Dorn, PhD, CICA

International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)

Shelagh DornAs President of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) Dr. Dorn leads an organization providing analytic resources and training opportunities to members and partners; and represents intelligence analysts worldwide as IALEIA develops professional standards for analysts.

She has been involved in criminal justice and public safety for more than thirty years.

She has worked for several agencies and organizations, including the Brunswick Police Department, the New York State Police at the New York State Intelligence Center (NY’s fusion center), Anderson Police Department (SC), and most recently with Cornell and Clemson Universities.

She received her MA and PhD in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany-SUNY and is an IALEIA Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst (CICA).

Dr. Dorn teaches in Michigan State University’s as part of the Master’s degree program in Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis, and is a Research Fellow for the John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety.


Dr Matteo Farina

Adjunct Lecturer
The University of Adelaide and Flinders University

Matteo FarinaMatteo Farina is an Adjunct Lecturer at The University of Adelaide and Flinders University. His research expertise is in applied linguistics; conversation analysis; and computer-mediated communication, especially the way in which people communicate in social media.




Michael Hickey MAIPIO

Director, Compliance & Enforcement
Victorian Building Authority (VBA)

Michael HickeyMichael is Director, Compliance & Enforcement at the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Victoria’s regulator of the building and plumbing industry, where he has held various compliance and enforcement related roles over a period of more than 13 years.

Michael is responsible for leading the Practitioner Intelligence Team, Complaints Team, Investigations Team, Practitioner Discipline Team and the collection and audit of Victoria’s statutory building activity data and building permit levies. In 2014, he was tasked with establishing the organisation's new Practitioner Intelligence Team. Today, it is central to the industry regulator's compliance activities, with a growing reliance on data, analysis and generation of actionable insights to address regulatory risk and inform enforcement activities, organisational decision making and support the achievement of strategic outcomes.

Before relocating to Australia, Michael had a varied past in the UK, primarily as an Analyst in the private sector and Data Manager in national projects at the Department of Health (UK), along with a stint in the dot com boom in London, during the late 1990s and website development in the not-for-profit sector.

Michael has completed the ANACAPA Criminal Intelligence Analysis course, in addition to possessing a master’s degree in Intelligence Analysis (Charles Sturt University, Australia), master’s degree in Computer Science (Newcastle University, UK) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing (Institute of Internal Auditors, Australia).


Lesley Honeyman 

Director, Cyber Security Operations
Department of Finance, Service and Innovation

lesley honeyman to be checkedLesley Honeyman is currently the Director Operations, Cyber Security NSW. Ms Honeyman is responsible for a number of functions including cyber intelligence and response, vulnerability scanning, infrastructure security and IT development to support a whole of government function.

She has over 25 years of experience in the intelligence and security field, both at the state and federal level. Ms Honeyman has previously held several critical roles in NSW Police Force. Her experience includes providing leadership and direction to special events and operations managed by NSW Police Force (Lindt Café, World Youth Day and the 2000 Sydney Olympics). She received a Deputy Commissioner’s Commendation and an award of meritorious service for her commitment and dedication to NSW Police Force and Commissioner’s Unit citation for Lindt Café.

Ms Honeyman is a leader in the Australian intelligence community and has represented on many national intelligence and security forums. She continues to develop and maintain positive working relationships with key agencies at a state, national, international level, private and academic sector. She has championed cross-collaboration between agencies that have resulted in effective operational outcomes.

Ms Honeyman continues to contribute the professionalisation of intelligence in cyber - moving it from the practice of data presentation to intelligence and answering the “so what”. Cyber is a rapidly changing landscape with both criminal groups and state actors impacting Australian government systems, networks and citizens.


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.


Paul Jevtovic APM OAM

CFO, Crime Risk & Group MLRO

National Australia Bank

Paul JevtovicPaul Jevtovic has enjoyed a long career serving our nation in national and international law enforcement, national intelligence, anti-corruption and as CEO of AUSTRAC – Australia’s AML/CTF regulator and national financial intelligence unit. Paul recently joined NAB in September 2021 as the Chief Financial Crime Risk Officer & Group MLRO.

Prior to joining NAB, at HSBC and based in Hong Kong, Paul was responsible for establishing and leading a new capability that would oversee financial crime and threat mitigation across 19 markets in Asia Pacific. Throughout this time, Paul would assume responsibility for leading a complex portfolio of capabilities across the first and second lines of defence including Investigations, Financial Crime analysis, AML/CTF, AB&C, Fraud, Sanctions, Risk Assessment & Operational Analytics and Transaction Monitoring.

Paul has been recognized for his services to Australia with the Australian Police Medal (for services to international policing) and the Order of Australia (for his services to anti money laundering and regulation). Paul was born and raised in Melbourne/Ballarat and has been happily married to his wonderful wife Libby for 37 years. He has been blessed with three adult children of whom he is immensely proud. More recently he would say that his ‘world changed’ with the births of his two beautiful grandsons whom he simply adores. Family is the centre of Paul’s universe!

Paul is a keen student of leadership and people and enjoys reading autobiographies and science fiction. Paul has played and coached football most of his life and continues to enjoy a daily running and exercise routine. He is a proud ‘Shin Boner’ (Kangaroos for those too young to know) and relaxes watching a wide variety of sports with friends and family.      


John Kilburn

Account Manager – Asia Pacific


John KILBURNComing from a 27 year career in Law Enforcement, a former Detective Senior Sergeant with the Queensland Police Service, John specialised in criminal investigations, security intelligence and counter-terrorism functions including investigations, training and strategic policy.

After joining Cellebrite in 2019, the focus turned to organisational change from the private sector: becoming a trusted advisor to agency managers and assisting the transition of law enforcement, security intelligence and military units to the ever increasing world of digital intelligence. 

Through relatable operational experience, John focuses on rapid, actionable intelligence through technology to ease the burden on analysts, investigators and Commanders as they carry out their important functions.

Currently completing his MBA, John holds formal qualifications in Investigations Management, Public Safety, Security Risk Management, and Auditing. 


David Lockley

Senior Intelligence & Wagering Analyst
National Rugby League Ltd

David LockleyDavid's background is in criminal intelligence as an operational analyst for about a decade at the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) targeting serious organised crime with a focus on illicit drug supply and money laundering. The latter part of the ACIC employment focused on sports wagering related corruption and illegal offshore wagering platforms.

In 2016, David commenced employment at the NRL for the purpose of building an intelligence capability to assist in the identification of instances and events where illegal and unethical elements connect with NRL and to support integrity investigations across a variety of issues.


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

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Intelligence Analyst

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.


Nathan Morelli

Head of Cyber Security and IT Resilience
SA Power Network

Nathan MorelliNathan Morelli is the Head of Cyber Security and IT Resilience at SA Power Networks. SA Power Networks is the state’s sole electricity distributor, building, maintaining and upgrading the poles, wires and substations that deliver power to around 900,000 homes and businesses.

As a member of the IT Leadership Team at SA Power Networks, he is responsible for leading the capability responsible for protecting the reliability and integrity of SA Power Networks systems through the delivery of the following;

  • A leading cyber security risk management capability
  • Resilient IT systems and supporting processes
  • A modern digital identity management capability

As a successful cyber security professional, Nathan has worked across defence, consulting, private and public organisations. Prior to SA Power Networks, Nathan held management roles within Naval Group Australia, the Adelaide JCSC and the SA Department for Education. Nathan has experience in leading large and small cyber security teams, delivering to strategic goals, with measurable cyber security outcomes.

Nathan plays an active role in the growth of the cyber security community in South Australia, through roles as the Adelaide branch chair for the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and a member of the Privacy Committee of South Australia.


Shane Neilson

Principal Advisor Drugs
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

Shane NeilsonShane Neilson is the Principal Advisor Drugs and Firearms at the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). Shane has degrees in economics and law from the University of Queensland and has more than 20 years intelligence and operational experience in Commonwealth and state agencies in both a national security and law enforcement context. Much of this work has involved intelligence and investigative activity targeting organised crime and drug markets. Shane has also developed ACIC strategies in relation to illicit drugs. Part of this work involves coordination of the ACIC’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program.



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.


Brett Peppler

Managing Director
Intelligent Futures Pty Ltd

Brett Peppler Nov 2019Brett Peppler is the Managing Director of Intelligent Futures Pty Ltd – a specialist management consulting practice providing intelligence-led approaches for managing uncertainty in strategic planning.  He specialises in the creative application of strategic foresight to frame and navigate complex business challenges. Brett is a Fellow, Past President and Life Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO), a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a Member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), and an Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University. 


Neil Quarmby

CEO and Founder
Intelligence Rising

Neil QuarmbyNeil’s career extends across 21 years in military intelligence, five years in law enforcement and over thirteen years leading three government regulators in the sectors of: health services, human/social services, and workplace safety.  Neil was most recently the NSW Registrar of Community Housing which is a statutory appointment reporting to government on the suitability and performance of companies to manage risks associated with the provision of shelter to our most disadvantaged. Neil is the Chief Executive of Intelligence Rising – a consulting and online training company for intelligence and compliance professionals.

Neil has lived experience in building better-practice regulatory outcomes, has independently reviewed regulators’ performance, and has provided international consulting services for many government organisations seeking to improve their intelligence and decision-making capability. He has also published two authoritative texts on intelligence and regulation. His company provides skills based and introductory courses for intelligence, regulation, compliance, and enforcement officers and managers.


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.







Matthew Rossiter

Director of Tradecraft

Matthew RossiterMatt is Director of Tradecraft at Fivecast, working with customers to understand risk across the surface, deep and dark web and drive adoption of open-source intelligence best practices. With 20+ years’ experience in Australian Government National Security and law enforcement, Matt brings a deep understanding of how intelligence best practices can be practically applied. 






Samantha Rush

Principal Consultant
Legion Consulting

Sam RushSamantha Rush is an experienced Corporate Executive, Company Director, and Advisor who believes in the importance of making a positive impact. Her experience, knowledge and skills are unique and multifaceted, spanning business intelligence, risk, governance, strategy, sales, finance transformation, project management, change management, and operational efficiency.

She holds an MBA, as well as tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Industrial Relations and HR, International Business, and is currently undertaking a PhD focused on team decision making.


Dr Morgan Saletta

Senior Research Associate
Hunt Laboratory for Intelligence Research

Morgan SalettaDr Morgan Saletta has an interdisciplinary research and teaching background in philosophy and science and technology studies.

Morgan's current research interests include assessing and countering online disinformation campaigns, collaborative intelligence analysis, and strategic foresight.




Eddie Sheehy

Investor in Cyber, Security and Intelligence technology start-ups
Devicie, Secure Code Warrior

Eddie SheehyEddie is a tech entrepreneur, investor, chairman and non-executive director with a significant interest in early stage cyber-security companies. He built his first company, Nuix, over 10 years from two employees and virtually no revenue to 400 employees, distributed globally, and a $100m in revenue.  Nuix helps law enforcement, government agencies and private enterprises prove the guilt or innocence of individuals from masses of unstructured data.  He then invested in and helped grow another Australian cybersecurity company, Secure Code Warrior, which trains developers to code securely and not create coding gaps for hackers to exploit. His most recent venture is as Chairman of Devicie, another Australian cybersecurity company, which he believes has the greatest capacity to improve the cybersecurity safety of any organisation as it automates hundreds of security controls for end-user devices (i.e. laptops, desktops and phones), in line with best practice frameworks.

He helps and mentors founders and CEOs who have ambitions to rapidly grow their ideas or companies.  Eddie is also an Independent Director on two government cyber security boards: the Cyber Security CRC and Austcyber (Australian Cyber Security Growth Network).


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.


Jennifer Stockwell

National Security, Cyber Policy & Law Enforcement Liaison Principal - Cyber Security, Networks & IT


Jennifer StockwellJennifer Stockwell leads Telstra’s National Cyber Security team, covering cyber policy, strategic intelligence, critical infrastructure regulation, agency engagement and nationally significant cyber initiatives. Before joining Telstra, Jen led operational teams in the UK and Australian Government, including as Director of Cybercrime Intelligence in the Australian Cyber Security Centre. Leveraging her deep understanding of cyber attacker motivations and capabilities, she helps senior executives apply a national security lens to their risk programmes and advises government on maximising industry capabilities to keep our nation cyber safe.

Jen was recognised in 2020 as Australia’s Most Outstanding Woman in IT Security, for achievements including Telstra’s Cleaner Pipes initiative and her work in support of the Australian Cyber Security Strategy and its Industry Advisory Committee. She is a Board Director of the Australian Women in Security Network, and a member of RMIT’s Industry Advisory Board on Cyber.


Senior Sergeant Glenn Tait

State Intelligence Group
Queensland Police Service

Glenn TaitGlenn Tait is a Senior Sergeant with the Queensland Police Service, working in the State Intelligence Group. He has over 23 years' experience working in the intelligence field from station to state level.  Part of his career has been working at the Police Academy delivering the Intelligence Training Program sculpting young minds of future generations of practitioners. Glenn has a strong commitment to the discipline which is demonstrated by his membership with International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) and the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO).   


Brett Turner

Charles Sturt University

Brett TurnerBrett is currently employed as an Intelligence Officer within a NSW government regulator and is responsible for establishing a bespoke intelligence capability for a targeted, state-wide compliance operation. Brett has over 10 years experience working in both intelligence and investigation roles in both the private and public sectors and has recently completed a Master of Intelligence Analysis at Charles Sturt University. Brett's research includes a review of several structured analytic techniques with an aim of identifying ways that traditional intelligence analysis processes can be applied to large scale government investigations. 


Lucas Vine

Intelligence Analyst
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Lucas VineLucas Vine started his intelligence career as a Signals Intelligence Analyst and Linguist with the Royal Australian Navy. Working in Canberra and operationally in the Middle East and South East Asia, Lucas analysed and translated Signals Intelligence to support military operations and to inform commanders on strategic targets. Upon promotion, Lucas was awarded the prestigious position of Assistant Staff Officer to the Director of Naval Intelligence.

After working for both law enforcement and the Attorney Generals department as an Intelligence Analyst and as an Intelligence Manager, Lucas transitioned to the regulatory environment and for the last four years has been working as an Intelligence Analyst at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). Working primarily in the Strategic Intelligence space, Lucas has produced multiple Strategic Intelligence reports to assist the regulator in understanding the complex transport industry and to identify emerging issues within the industry.


Associate Professor Patrick F. Walsh, PhD

Associate Professor, Intelligence and Security Studies
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University

PatrickWalsh003Patrick F. Walsh, PhD, is a former intelligence analyst who has worked in Australian national security and law enforcement agencies. He is an associate professor, intelligence and security studies at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University, Australia. He consults to government and his research focuses on a range of intelligence capability issues including governance, leadership, intelligence and ethics, biosecurity, health security and cyber. He is the author of Intelligence and Intelligence Analysis, Routledge, UK 2011; Intelligence, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2018; and Intelligence Leadership and Governance. Building Effective Intelligence Communities in the 21st Century, Routledge, 2020




David West

Fraud Intelligence Manager
Insurance Australia Group 

David WestDavid West is the Fraud Intelligence Manager at Insurance Australia Group (iag) which is the largest general insurance company in Australia and New Zealand with brands including NRMA,CGU,SGIO,SGIC and WFI.  David has a strong focus and interest in using technology to support evidence based decision making through the use of advanced analytics and the intelligence tradecraft.  David has been in intelligence roles across military, policing and corporate for over twenty five years and uses this breadth and depth experience to address business needs and emerging risks.  David is a passionate supporter of young intelligence professionals and regularly mentors young practitioners.


Evan Whitelaw

Head of Global Investigations, Global Security & Resilience Services

Evan WhitelawEvan is the Head of Google's Global Investigations team. Joining the company as Google's first Global Investigator in the Asia Pacific region five years ago, Evan went on to build Global Investigation's APAC team before stepping up to lead the global team. Throughout all of this Evan has somehow managed to fend off demands and entreaties to relocate to Singapore and the United States, a strategy he has come to question since enduring Melbourne's extensive COVID lockdowns. The Global Investigations team is responsible for conducting a diverse range of security related investigations and for advising the business on hardening processes and workflows against fraud and remediating identified security vulnerabilities. 

Prior to his roles at Google, Evan spent 16 years with Victoria Police, much of that time as a Detective, serving in both the Major Drug Investigation Division and a suburban Crime Investigation Unit before taking promotion to Sergeant in which role he was part of a team administering the Interpose intelligence database. In 2013 Evan left Victoria Police to join the newly conceived Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) as a Principal Investigator where he served for 3 years leading a number of investigations involving public sector corruption. 

Whilst he has pursued a career as an investigator, Evan has always felt as if he is an Intelligence Analyst trapped in a Detective's body and he finds significant satisfaction in wasting many hours tinkering with a good Analyst's Notebook chart when he really has more pressing work to attend to.


Mariana Zafeirakopoulos

University of Technology Sydney

Mariana ZafeirakopoulosA former federal law enforcement public servant, Mariana made the move to private industry to explore transdisciplinary and participatory co-design practice in strategic, emergent and complex contexts. Mariana is undertaking a PhD exploring knowledge co-production across disciplines in national security. She creates new law enforcement strategic intelligence practices that better grapple with emerging, evolving and complex problems. Mariana is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Strategic Intelligence at Charles Sturt University; and a Senior Social Innovation Designer, researcher and facilitator at the University of Technology’s School of Design’s Design Innovation Research Centre (DIRC). She has led projects including preventing sexual assault and harassment on campus, strategic participatory research with people with disability; bribery prevention and rethinking innovation cultures and risk in the Air Force. She is particularly passionate about designing the future we want - not just designing for the future - using game-based approaches to explore alternate futures with diverse stakeholder groups.


Tanzim Zaki Saklayen

Threat Intelligence Analyst
Recorded Future Limited

Tanzim Zaki SaklayenTanzim has an aspiration to work as an innovative Cybersecurity Analyst to execute technical strategies to solve problems through partnership with clients. A critical mindset individual to solve problems in a team.

Proficient in ISO 27001, AISM, NIST, and PSP standard framework as he deployed in recent workplaces. 

Currently, he has two qualifications in Data Science & Cybersecurity and currently works as a Threat Intelligence Analyst at Recorded Future Limited.  


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