Speakers

Catherine Burn APM

Deputy-Director General Capability & Corporate Management, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Deputy Director-General Catherine Burn has had a distinguished 34 year career with the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) reaching the rank of Deputy Commissioner. Her career encompassed many areas across the NSWPF including general policing, detectives, homicide, major crime, organised crime, internal affairs, counter terrorism and corporate areas. Catherine also commanded Local Police Commands, Region Commands and many major events and emergencies. In April 2018 Catherine was appointed Deputy Director-General Capability & Corporate Management.

Alastair MacGibbon

Chief Strategy Officer, CyberCX
Following a 15-year career as a Federal Agent in the Australian Federal Police, where he established Australia’s High Tech Crime Centre, Alastair held senior cyber security and safety roles across the private sector, including head of eBay’s Asia Pacific Trust & Safety team.

Dennis Richardson AC

Former Secretary, Department of Defence
Dennis James Richardson, AC (born 14 May 1947) is an Australian retired public servant and diplomat. His last appointment was Secretary of the Department of Defence (2012–17). In 1969 Dennis Richardson commenced what would prove to be an outstanding career in the Australian Public Service. Between 1969 and 1986, he had various positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs, including postings to Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

Jacinta Kirkpatrick

A/National Manager, Intelligence Capabilities, AUSTRAC
Jacinta is a Senior Executive within AUSTRAC’s leadership team, and a specialist in intelligence tradecraft, tools, data and governance. Jacinta leads AUSTRAC’s Intelligence Capability Branch, responsible for the strategy and delivery of AUSTRAC’s FIU of the Future and is a strong advocate of continuous improvement and driving the training and tradecraft uplift of intelligence professionals.

Dr Phil Kowalick MAIPIO

President, Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO)
Phil is one of Australia's preeminent thought leaders in law enforcement, intelligence and national security. For over 34 years in the Australian Federal Police, he played a key role in many of Australia's most important law enforcement programs and initiatives.

Major General (Retd) Ben Kite OBE

Senior Defence and Intelligence Adviser, Kearney
Ben Kite was commissioned into the British Army’s Intelligence Corps in 1990, retiring in 2022 as a Major General. During his thirty-two year career he worked on intelligence, Security and Cyber issues both in the UK as well on deployments to Germany, the United States, Belize, Bosnia, Kosovo, South Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan.

DC Tracy Linford

Tracy is a former Deputy Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service (QPS). During her six years as a Deputy Commissioner, she held executive responsibility for the Crime, Counter Terrorism & Specialist Operations portfolio.  In this role she was responsible for the delivery of expert specialist & investigative support, & strategy direction in the areas of organised crime, counter-terrorism, youth justice, ethical standards, intelligence & specialist operations. She has a combined experience of over 39 years in both the Victorian Police & the QPS.

Simon Brown

Head of Cyber Strategy & Advice, Westpac
Simon is the Head of Cyber Strategy and Advice for the Westpac Group. In this role he is accountable for the cybersecurity strategy for the Group, its operating model for cybersecurity, and embedding cybersecurity across the broader Group. Simon has about twenty years’ experience in cybersecurity – across a broad range of sub-fields including security engineering, ops, architecture, red teaming and research – and in technology strategy. He holds an MBA from MGSM and a BSc. (Hons) from UNSW.

Adam Carey

Account Executive - APAC, Fivecast
Adam is an experienced strategy and business development executive focused on enabling national security agencies across the Asia-Pacific region to understand and address the threat environment they operate in. Prior to joining the technology sector, Adam gained almost 30 years’ government experience in intelligence collection, analysis and management roles with the Department of Defence, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Department of Home Affairs.

Martin Dubbey

Managing Director, Harod
Martin spent 30 years with UK law enforcement up until October 2010. Most of that time was spent with HM Customs and Serious Organised Crime Agency in a range of operational and intelligence command roles, including as the Head of Cocaine Intelligence. Martin is the founder of Harod, which, for the past 10 years, has been involved in the private sector by investigating commercial fraud, corruption and asset tracing work, combining his experience of government, global connections and the use of cutting-edge cyber technology.

Solomon Friedman

Partner, VP, Compliance, Ethical Capital Partners
Solomon is a trial and appellate lawyer, representing individuals and organizations before all levels of court in Canada. He is certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Law Society of Ontario. He is also a legal author and commentator, publishing dozens of academic and popular articles and is the co-author of Canada’s leading text on firearms law and regulation. In 2014, he was named one of the Forty under 40 by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Congress.

Katie George

Senior Intelligence Analyst Intelligence and GIS Team | Waste and Enforcement Services, Department of Environment, Science and Innovation
Katie George is a Senior Intelligence Analyst with Queensland’s environmental regulator under Department of Environment, Science & Innovation. Katie is an accomplished Intelligence Practitioner with thirteen years of tactical, operational, and strategic intelligence delivery, including experience in leadership and capability building of intelligence functions and mentorship of budding analysts.

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