Lead Security & Risk Advisor, Vivid Sydney 2018
Former Commander, State Planning Unit Major Events and Incidents Group, NSW Police
A retired Commissioned Police Officer professional with 29 year’s experience with the NSW Police Force.
Craig has been appointed to a number of notable positions since retiring from the NSW Police Force including Lead Security and Risk Consultant, Vivid Festival Sydney 2016 and 2017, Lead Security and Risk Consultant for Property NSW, introducing an operational readiness framework for New Years Eve 2016 and other major events held across the Sydney Harbour Foreshore, Lead Security and Risk Consultant, Department of Premier and Cabinet, New Years Eve 2016 and Australia Day 2017 Crowd Management as well as Head of Security, Rugby League World Cup 2017.
Craig has consulted to major organisations in the area of Risk Management, Threat Environment and Counter Terrorism training including consulting with ACES Group to Venues West in WA. Additionally, Craig has completed major risk reviews for Roads and Maritime Services NSW, Arts NSW and Dexus Property Group. Craig has partnered with Deloitte in the areas of Risk management, Recovery and Resilience and provided counter terrorism response training (Responding to Workplace Emergencies) to Prime Group, Red Dawn, Village Roadshow and ANZAC War Memorial.
Craig held a senior management role as Commander of the State Planning Unit, Major Events & Incidents Group, focused on strategic leadership, public order management, emergency management, strategic planning, continuous improvement, risk management and business/ operations planning. Craig was responsible for the development, maintenance and lecturing of the Incident Commanders Course at the NSW Police Force Leadership College.
Craig was the key NSWPF contact for The Department of Premier and Cabinet (Protocol and Special Events Division) and Destination NSW. This included responsibility for activation of the Police Operations Centre/Government Coordination Centre in the event of a major incident or emergency.
Craig led the NSWPF Operational planning response for over 100 Major Operations State-wide including operational support for emergency management response this extended interstate and abroad. Major coordination operations included the NSWPF response for the G20 events in NSW held during 2014 and was part of the security working group planning the G20 events within Australia for 2014, the NSWPF Security response and planning to the 2015 Asian Football Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup.