Safe and Secure Facilities and Public Spaces
Effectively mitigate the risk and decrease the security vulnerabilities to keep people safe and secure
Chief Editor - New Zealand Security Magazine, Line of Defence Magazine
Defsec Media Ltd
Nicholas Dynon is Chief Editor of Defsec Media’s enterprise and national security publications New Zealand Security Magazine and Line of Defence Magazine. Since arriving in New Zealand several years ago, he has held business development and marketing positions in several border and private security sector organisations. Previously, Nicholas served 14 years with the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection, which included overseas postings to Shanghai, Beijing and Suva. A graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia, he has served part-time in the Australian Army as a non-commissioned officer and then commissioned officer. Nicholas’ writing has appeared in a wide range of media, policy and scholarly publications, and focuses on geostrategic rivalry, counter-terrorism, the protection of crowded places and public spaces, and championing new thinking on public-private collaboration to deliver better safety and security to New Zealanders.
Head of Security, Emergency Planning & Response
Sydney Opera House
Dave Crossley is the Head of Security, Emergency Planning & Response at the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House is a world heritage icon, and one of the busiest arts centres in the world. He is responsible for Security Operations & Planning, Emergency Management, Fire Safety, Business Resilience and Event Safety & Security. Prior to being appointed at the Opera House, and after twenty year’s service in the NSWPOL, Dave worked on key projects in Australia/Asia Pacific and Internationally for a number of major global companies in the Oil & Gas, Finance, Manufacturing & Government Sectors. He has worked with organising committees for the Commonwealth Games 2006 Melbourne and Sydney Olympics 2000. He recently consulted to the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) developing and delivering the Business Resilience and Emergency Management Frameworks. Dave is currently a member of the ANZ Counter Terrorism Committee, Business Advisory Group and the Sydney Harbour Collaboration, Cross Precinct, Security and Counter Terrorism project control group.
Security Operations Manager
Melbourne Cricket Club
Mark has a law enforcement background, spending 13 years in Victoria Police, most of which as a tactical police officer in the Special Operations Group. He then went onto work as a detective investigating the Black Saturday Fire in 2008 and the murder of a high profile prisoner before instructing on tactical arrest training and emergency management at the Victoria Police Training Academy. Mark then worked for Linfox International Group, heading up their Regional Security in Asia and India – primarily security based planning and implementing security systems for green field sites, asset protection of Linfox property and products and looking after a group of ex-pats across the region with their security needs as they travelled around to some very remote parts of India and Indonesia for example. He returned to Melbourne to work at Crown Casino in Melbourne for approximately 18 months in security operations before commencing employment at the Melbourne Cricket Club about 18 months ago. The MCG has a capacity of over 100,000 people holding over 60 events each year from international cricket, AFL and special event such as concerts. His role is to develop and implement operational security and emergency plans that dovetail into the stadium event plan to ensure a safe, secure and enjoyable event.