Australian Security Industry Awards


In this episode, we examine the various awards open to members of the security industry. We speak with Damian McMeekin and Tony Zalewski of the Australian Security Medals Foundation, Martin Gill of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards and John Fleming of ASIAL about the ASIAL Awards for Excellence. What are these various awards? What is the purpose of the awards? Which awards are appropriate to which sectors of the industry and how can people go about getting involved?

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About the speakers

Damian McMeekin is an experienced senior international risk and issues management executive, and former Managing Director of CT Intelligence & Insight, the Asia Pacific focussed business intelligence, litigation support and issues resolution company within the Crosby Textor global corporate and political strategic advisory Group. He was also global head of security at ANZ from 2005-2017, after working previously in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade managing issues of national security, political and economic affairs from both international and Australian positions.

For over 20 years Dr Tony Zalewski has been a security adviser to governments and commercial entities within Australia and abroad.

He is also a recognised security expert in courts and the author of a recent publication “An Introduction to Operational Security Risk Management” available for purchase through his consultancy firm.

Martin Gill is the Director of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International. He is also a Professor of Criminology and for over two decades has been actively involved in a range of studies relating to different aspects of crime and its prevention.

He has a particular interest in business crime and the security sector. The types of projects he has been involved in (with Perpetuity colleagues) includes the causes of false burglar alarms, why fraudsters steal, the effectiveness of CCTV, the effectiveness of security guards, how companies protect their brand image, the generators of illicit markets and stolen goods, to name but a few. He has also launched and led the Security Research Initiative which was short listed for a Security Excellence award.

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The podcast duration is 31 minutes and 46 seconds.