Professor Rouben Azizian

Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University

Professor Rouben Azizian is Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University, Honorary Professor of the New Zealand Defence Force Command and Staff College and Editor-in-Chief of National Security Journal.

Mike Hulme

Profit Protection Future Forum (PPFF)

Mike is an experienced Retailer with over 30 years’ experience working for some of New Zealand’s most recognised retail brands.  He has recently been specialising in Loss Prevention, Profit Protection, Risk and Safety. 

Ngaire Kelaher CPP PSP

ASIS New Zealand

Ngaire is the ASIS International Regional Vice President for region 15A which includes New Zealand. Ngaire is also the Assistant Regional Vice President for Learning and Certification for Region 15 which includes New Zealand and Australia and was also the previous ASIS New Zealand Chapter Chairperson.

Mark Richards


I was born in in Johannesburg South Africa in the 80’s. Later in life I studied International Marketing Management but in 2004 I launched Moscow 282 event space in Johannesburg City. That was my first exposure to event security. Security in Johannesburg inner city was high risk and all security was armed. We had to move cash and bar stock but more importantly, provide a safe environment for thousands of our customers and our staff.

Dr Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor

New Zealand Security Sector Network

Bridgette has expertise in strategic-decision making in the context of uncertainty and developing organisational resilience (OR) strategy that has helped inform policy and practice in both NZ and the UK.

David Turner


David Turner is a senior business executive and trusted advisor with over 20 years’ of experience in the risk management industry. David joined the Australian Army and became part of a specialised team where he deployed to East Timor in 1999.