How will the Proposed Automatic Mutual Recognition Act Impact Security?

In this episode of the ASIAL Security Insider podcast, we speak with Bryan de Caires, CEO of the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), and Peter Johnson, Compliance & Regulatory Affair Advisor at ASIAL, about the proposed Automatic Mutual Recognition Act. What is it? How will it work and will this finally mean we will get mutual recognition of licensing for the security industry?

Guest speaker

Bryan de Caires, ASIAL’s CEO has 30 years senior management experience across a range of industry sectors. He was appointed CEO in 2006 and has helped guide ASIAL through a period of significant change.

Prior to joining ASIAL, his roles included Senior Editor, Euromoney Plc (a global financial publisher based in London), General Manager, Terrapinn (a b2b media company) and National Manager, Professional Development, Australian Human Resources Institute. Bryan has served on a number of Standards Australia Committees, Industry Advisory Groups and as a Director of NSW Crime Stoppers.

Peter Johnson, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at Australian Security Industry Association Ltd (ASIAL). Peter is a senior advisor to the security industry providing specialist support services in compliance and regulatory affairs to the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), Director and Chairman of the Board of Business Skills Viability, a training advisory organisation to industry and government, a Committee Member for Australian Standards.

Before joining the private sector, Peter was the Officer in Charge Crime Scene Section at the Victorian Police Forensic Science Laboratory. During his sixteen and a half years with the Police service, Peter also performed duties within the Communication and Prosecution Divisions and gained considerable experience whilst attached to the Coroner’s Office as Coroner’s Assistant.


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The podcast duration is 24 minutes and 42 seconds.