ASIS WA is part of ASIS International, the leading organisation for security professionals worldwide. ASIS WA is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests for any organisation or sole operator. ASIS WA also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government, and the public.
Dr. Kevin J. Foster is a risk analyst and electronics engineer with a MA degree in security risk analysis and a PhD in risk management. He is a former Adjunct Associate Professor of Risk Management and Security at Edith Cowan University and retired Technical Director of Risk Management and Security at Aurecon. Highlights of Kevin’s 40-year career include:
Kerran has practiced as a Building Services Engineer since he commenced his career in 1964. He has been involved in a large number of diverse projects in the building services field spanning from high rise office facilities, hospitals, hotels, residential complexes through to the services engineering in specialist security projects including custodial and corrections, and more recently aviation. He has also been involved in the design of infrastructure engineering for campus facilities, industrial complexes, sports stadia, universities and medical parks.
Since 1976, Kerran has practiced in the field of professional security consulting specialising in high security facilities including aviation, custodial and facilities counter terrorism design. He led CCD Australia’s security team and later SKM’s security team to expand to a globally recognised specialist team having an international reputation resulting in major security projects in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, and Papua New Guinea.
Andrew has 25+ years’ security industry experience ranging from sales to operations and is the Treasurer of ASISWA since 2018. He has held a security consulting licence since 1993; is the General Manager for Securitas Electronic Security in WA; is an Associate Fellow of AIM and; a Member of Chartered International Institute of Security & Crisis Management. Andrew has an extensive network in both government and commercial industry and his strengths lie in his ability to design and deliver large scale, highly technical projects with integrated technology solutions. Andrew is a recipient of the ASIAL 2012 Award for Excellence for his project management and technical achievements on Operation Demille (CHOGM), in the delivery of a command centre surveillance and video distribution system for WA Police - the largest policing event in the State's history.
David worked in the security industry for over 50 years retiring as G4S Regional President for North Africa, The Middle East & South East Asia, covering 32 countries and 280,000 employees. His region delivered a range of services from manned guarding, to personnel protection, event security, cash-in-transit, electronic security systems including cctv, access control and fire detection, as well as facility services, recruitment services, meter reading, uniform manufacturing, plus an IT company that provided services to the world Group. Following this, David held a number of board directorships and senior advisory roles for a variety of businesses. David has lived in 9 countries and has been a member of ASIS for more than 30 years.
My responsibility as ARVP, apart from working with the Regional VP (RVP), other ARVP’s and the WA Chapter Committee is to grow local membership and ensure that the current membership is getting value for money through events and networking opportunities, and to also serve as a conduit between the Chapter and the RVP and ASIS International representatives in the US to ensure we are receiving the necessary level of support and buy-in for our local Chapter.
Garrhett is the security project manager for Western Power. Garrhett started his career in operational security some 20+ years ago. Since then Garrhett has work in science, academic, engineering and project management roles. Garrhett’s role as ARVP Young Professionals means he will be working across all Australian State Chapters to help support local young professional board members in developing our future security leaders.
Brad spent 25 years in the WA Police with much of that time in detective and supervisory roles investigating serious crime. His last position was the Officer in Charge of the Wembley Detectives managing a team of twelve staff investigating serious crime issues in the Perth western suburbs.
In 2003 Brad left the Police to take up a role as the WA Manager of the Australia Post Corporate Security Group and later the Regional Manager role where he led a team of professional security, investigation/risk advisors and internal support staff to ensure the delivery of a customer focused regional security service, including investigations, compliance, training and physical security consultancy.
In 2014 Brad left Australia Post and for a short time was the Operations Co-ordinator at Meridian Services before starting his own business, Braven Group Services which has now expanded to include three other directors. Braven Group Services supplies integrated security, risk, investigation, covert surveillance and safety solutions to Australian and international clients.
Brad has a Diploma Criminal Investigation, Fraud Control Investigation and a Certificate IV in Undercover Police Operations.
Brad's role in the ASIS WA Chapter is to lead event management coordination and encourage membership by security professionals.
Charlie Napier has a Masters Degree in Security Management gained at Loughborough University in 2009. Charlie also has both a WA Security Consultant & Investigator licence(s).
Charlie's career started in the UK military in 1984 serving in the RAF Regiment on numerous stations worldwide for 18.5 years. On leaving the military in 2003, Charlie joined Bechtel as a Project Security Manager working on multiple mega-projects in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Australia. He has over 16 years experience working with Bechtel in the Civil Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Aviation and Power industry sectors. Charlie is currently working as a Senior Risk Assessor with WA Police Force.
Charlie has been an active ASIS member since 2004 and his role in the ASIS WA Chapter is to champion and coordintate ASIS certification within the Chapter.
Nicola Lockhart is a PhD Candidate in Security Risk at Edith Cowan University where she also works as a Research Investigator and Tutor in Physical Security, Risk, Building Management Systems, Security Control Systems and Threat Detection.
Nicola’s career started in Law in Northern Ireland but moved in to Security and Facilities Management, with over 15 years experience managing high profile Government portfolios including Stormont and the Northern Ireland Civil Service. Nicola also has experience in surveillance, penetration testing, covert investigation and undercover operations. Nicola is an SIA certified security trainer.
Nicola’s role in the ASIS WA Chapter is to champion inclusivity and diversity and women-in-security.
Dr. Dave Brooks is the Associate Professor in Security Science at Edith Cowan University. He is also an ASIS Foundation Trustee and a member of the Security Journal Editorial Committee.
Dave commenced his career in Military Air Defence, moving into the Electronic Security sector and later, Security Consultancy, prior to his current academic role. He has broad industrial security experience within Defence, Critical Infrastructure, Resources and Corrections. Research interests include Security Science education, and security system design and evaluation.
David has peer-published widely, with over 80 books, book chapters and academic journals. Some of the more seminal books include Security Science: The Theory and Practice of Security (Elsevier), and Corporate Security in the Asia Pacific Region: Crisis, Crime, Fraud and Misconduct (Taylor & Francis) He was also the lead author and researcher on the ASIS Foundation Intelligent Building Management Systems: Guidance for Protecting Organizations.
Tyson is currently completing a Masters of Infectious Disease Intelligence at UNSW. He has an extensive history in management and business development across several sectors. Having studied a bachelors of Counterterrorism, Security and Intelligence, his is equipped with strong knowledge of security practices and International relations. He is passionate about biosecurity and global public health security.
Recent Counter Terrorism, Security and Intelligence Graduate at ECU, majoring in project management. Currently a Business Graduate at Western Power, specialising in physical security.
Marc started career as a Prison Officer at Hakea Prison working in corrections for 8 years with roles including:
Following my career in corrections I moved into a Security Risk consultant at Jacobs where I worked for 2 and a half years working on a range of projects. Currently I am the Security Ops Manager for Western Power and have completed a Graduate Certificate in Security Management at ECU