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:
> Currently a member of Standards Australia Committee MB025 Security and Resilience.
> Co-drafting leader Standards Australia 'Physical Protective Security Controls for Buildings Handbook 188' and member of the working group and technical committee that drafted ANSI/ASIS/RIMS RA.1-2015 Risk Assessment.
> Developer of the ‘T4RA’ security risk assessment methodology (also known as DERK model) and developer of ‘Cybernetic’ risk analysis, which uses systems theory overlaid on cultural theory.
> Designer of ‘automated’ security and CCTV systems in the world’s most intelligent building in Singapore.
> Technical Director of Engineering Design for the refurbishment of the Prime Minister’s Lodge and security project leader during the construction of the Australian Parliament House.
> Physical security advisor to Sydney Airport and Architect of Canberra’s public surveillance CCTV network.
> Regular risk management editorial contributor to Security Solutions magazine.
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.
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.
Experienced Company Chairman with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Operations Management, Risk Management, Business Development, and Entrepreneurship. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from South Birmingham Technical College.
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 encourage membership by security professionals and to assist with event management.
A Security and Surveillance Management Specialist with 23 years Law Enforcement experience in a variety of Federal and State Government positions including The Australian Federal Police, National Crime Authority, an Anti Corruption Royal Commission and the Australian Customs Service. Added to this is 15 years experience in various commercial positions including diamond security (Rio Tinto Diamonds) in Australia, Canada, Belgium and Zimbabwe, Security Audit, valuable commodity protection and investigations experience in a number of international locations including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sri Lanka, Mumbai, Mauritius, UK and the USA, Crisis Management experience in Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Peru. Recent Casino and Integrated Resort Security including the Management of Security for the 1000 Delegate Commonwealth Business Forum during the 2011 CHOGM in Perth.
Specialties: Security Managment, Risk Management, Crisis Management and Training, Intelligence Collection and Analysis, Law Enforcement Liaison, Recruitment and Search, Investigations, Valuable Commodity Security and Transport, Diamond Security, Emergency Procedures, Stadium Security, Hotel Security, Medic Services, Casino Security, Resort Security.
Current Chair of the Western Australian Security Industry Advisory Council.
Gerry has a variety of different practical experiences in the security and consulting industry, working in the custodial, defence and government, education and health sectors. He has contributed to the delivery of projects across both Government and Private Sectors in security risk management, audit and compliance, technical security systems design, testing and commissioning, security governance and project delivery for medium and high security facilities. He has a Bachelor Degree in Counter terrorism, Security and Intelligence from Edith Cowan University majoring in Criminology. His expertise and interests include: