New Zealand OSPAs 2022 Judges

Professor Rouben Azizian

Professor Rouben AzizanProfessor 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. Previously he worked at the US Defence Department’s Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Honolulu.

During his teaching tenure at APCSS, Professor Azizian also designed and coordinated regional security sector workshops and national security strategy development activities. His areas of expertise are security sector governance, national security strategy, international security and diplomacy. Professor Azizian has published several books as well as numerous book chapters, journal articles and working papers on international and national security topics.

David Horsburgh

David Horsburgh

David Horsburgh is a former New Zealand Police officer and employee of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service. During his 27 year government career, David specialised in covert investigation techniques including the deployment of audio interception devices. He conducted numerous courses at the Royal New Zealand Police College in covert access to premises, covert imaging, interception of audio communications and case preparation for criminal trials involving the importation and distribution of Class A and B controlled drugs.

Since 1997 David has worked in the private sector as a security consultant. In 1999 achieved the ASIS International certification CPP; in 2006 the PSP certification and in 2007 the PCI certification. In 2015 he graduated with a MSc in Security Management from Loughborough University in the U.K.

David is a member of the Independent Forensic Practitioners’ Institute. He presents expert evidence in District and High Court jurisdictions in the fields of video analysis and image interpretation.

Ngaire Kelaher CPP PSP

Ngaire KelaherNgaire has been in the security industry since 1995 beginning as a security guard, conducting training and assessing against industry standards, and is now currently the Security Risk and Training consultant for RISQ New Zealand / Bespoke Security Group.

Ngaire has been an ASIS International member for over 15 years and is the first female Chairperson of the ASIS New Zealand Chapter. She is also the first female to have double ASIS International certifications, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP).

Ngaire has also been a judge for the New Zealand Security Awards representing ASIS for the last few years and is also one of the recent award winners of the Women in Security Awards Aotearoa.

Ngaire is a member of the Security Institute (UK), New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators (NZIPI), an individual associate member of the New Zealand Security Association (NZSA) and a member of the International Foundation of Protection Officers (IFPO).

 More recently, Ngaire is also a registered Independent Celebrant in New Zealand.

Chris Kumeroa

Chris Kumeroa

Chris Kumeroa is Managing Director (Security & Safety Risk Management) at Global Risk Consulting. A former New Zealand Special Forces soldier specialising in counter terrorism, human tracking, mountaineering and reconnaissance, Chris has worked in the security sector domestically and abroad. A recipient of the Iraq Reconstruction Service Medal for services to the UK FCO and Multi-National Forces Iraq (MNFI), Chris holds UK and New Zealand security licenses and is a board member of professional organisation Risk NZ.

Gary Morrison

Gary MorrisonGary Morrison is the CEO for the New Zealand Security Association (NZSA) and is widely recognised and respected as one of New Zealand’s leading security practitioners.

His career includes 20+ years with New Zealand’s largest security provider, including 5 years as General Manager, 10 years as Managing Director/Owner of a very successful niche security provider, several years as a specialist security consultant and the last 6 years with the NZSA.

Under Gary’s stewardship the NZSA has increased its membership by in excess of 70% and is widely recognised as the peak industry body and the voice for the security industry in New Zealand.

Dr Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor

Bridgette Sullivan TaylorBridgette 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.

Bridgette has worked on strategic projects funded by the UK Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat focused on public-private partnership and developing OR capabilities to a range of extreme events and threats. Projects included: development of the OR BS standard, review of the CCA Act (2004), developed the National Risk Register and Regional Resilience Forums; developed resilience scenarios and multi-agency responses as an all of government approach linked to security sector related remits to mitigate the impact of extreme events. Member of the UK Government Emergency Planning College (York) and Business Continuity Institute (UK) to develop OR capabilities.

At the University of Auckland she has continued as a subject matter expert driving evidence-based change through thought leadership avenues to executive education participants and internal departments; UoA Business Recovery Programme Consultant; informed the strategic plan; providing the business recovery leadership team, through the impacts of COVID-19 and the global pandemic, creating a framework to support during the recovery phase, including supporting the Risk Office and revising the Enterprise Risk Framework.