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Event Security & Risk Management Expert Witness | Idaho

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This expert is an accomplished security and risk management consultant within the international major events environment. He has over 15 years of security planning and operational management for major events, including the Baku 2015 European Games, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, 6 Olympic Games, 2010 G8 & G20 Summit (Toronto) and from his experience as an Australian Army Special Forces officer. He has been considered a leader in strategies and operational solutions to align and integrate Event Organizing Committees with Government Security Authorities, Police and the private security sector within complex, multi-agency, major event environments. He has led and managed multi-national project teams in Azerbaijan, USA, Greece, Italy, Canada and the UK, and has also worked on projects in Qatar & Russia.
An accomplished technical writer, he has supported six Host City Bids as the lead writer for the Host City Bid Book (Safety and Security) including two successful Host City campaigns - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. He is a regular lecturer and contributing writer on Major Event Security and Event Risk Management and has been engaged as an Expert Witness on security and risk management. In 2015, he was invited to join the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) World Board of Directors.

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Location: ID
Current, Principal, an event risk management consulting firm
Former, Director of Security, Baku 2015 European Games
Former, Head of Security, Cricket World Cup 2015
Former, Head of Integrated Planning, LOCOG Security and Resilience, London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games
Former, Director of Operations, Contract Security, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games / G8 & G20 Summits, Toronto
Former, Security and Operations Integration Manager, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama visit to Sun Valley, Idaho
Former, Security Consultant, Torino 2006 Winter Games Organizing Committee
Former, Project Director, Crisis Management Exercise, Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Former, Security Integration Consultant, Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Former, Security Integration Consultant, Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games
Former, Games Readiness Consultant, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Former, Special Forces Officer, Australian Defense ForceGraduate, Royal Military College, Australia
Graduate Certificate, Security Management, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Graduate Diploma, Survival and Rescue Management, Australian Defense Force
Advanced Certificate, Hazardous Materials Control, Australian Defense Force
Certificate, Vocational Training, Australian Defense Force
Diploma, Secondary Teaching, Brisbane College of Advanced Education, Australia

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