The Judges for the 2018 Awards are:
- John Adams, Editor, Security Electronics and Networks Magazine
- John Curtis, Director, IPP Consulting Pty Ltd
- Vlado Damjanovski, CCTV Expert Specialist, ViDi Labs
- Rachell DeLuca, Senior Security Consultant, ARUP
- Damian McMeekin, Managing Director, CT Intelligence & Insigh
- Michael Walker, Senior Manager, Reserve Bank of Australia
An independent panel chaired by an ASIAL representative will judge each nomination based on the criteria set out for each award category. Judges, all of whom have experience in security and or business, are required to assess each entry on its merits and act impartially and ethically. We take this process seriously, knowing the judges will be representing the OSPAs brand.
SEN’s editor John Adams has been covering the security industry since 1991, first as editor of Security Australia Magazine, then as editor of Security Electronics & Networks Magazine, first published in 1998. SEN is Australia’s only monthly magazine and focuses on new products and electronic security applications. SEN’s intense focus gives John an holistic and historical sense of electronic security technology, as well as considerable exposure to major applications in Australia and overseas.
John is a Director of IPP Consulting Pty Ltd, an independent Risk Management and Technology Consulting firm which provides technology and security consulting services to both Private and Government sectors. John has over 28 years experience in the technology and security industry and specialises in providing strategic cost effective solutions to meet the challenging issues many organisations face. John has been with IPP Consulting for over 20 years and is a Director responsible for the Sydney, ACT and Brisbane operations.
Vlado has a honours degree in Electronics Engineering from the University “Kiril & Metodij”in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia), specialising in broadcast television and CCTV. His 1982 thesis on the subject of charge coupled devices (CCD) pre-empted their wide commercial use by ten years. Until 1995 there was no book on CCTV and Vlado decided to write and illustrate what was to become the industry CCTV Bible. In its fourth edition twenty years later, this still is five stars rated industry reference manual. Based on his books Vlado conducts easy-to-understand CCTV training seminars all over the world. Thousands of people have gone through these seminars and earned knowledge and certifications to help them progress in their careers.
Rachell is a senior security consultant who has worked within the security industry for 20 years. Her career began in alarm monitoring in 1998, and progressed through customer service roles, electronic technical support, and fire life safety support roles, before moving into consulting in 2007. Rachell has particular expertise in the areas of physical and electronic security design and security risk management. She has worked with a range of clients in the commercial, retail, financial and government sectors providing specialist security advice, system design, project management and the development of customer specific security standards documentation.
Rachell is passionate about the industry, and works in her spare time with ASIAL and ASIS. She firmly believes that the ASIAL Security Industry Awards and the OSPAs are a fantastic way to recognise those who display similar passion, integrity and professionalism.
Damian McMeekin is an experienced senior international risk and issues management executive, and 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 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.
Michael is a senior manager responsible for physical security and engineering at the Reserve Bank of Australia. He initially worked as an electrical engineer in the steel industry and then commenced with the Reserve Bank designing and managing the upgrade of the Bank’s physical security infrastructure throughout Australia. During his 24 year career with the Bank he has also held management positions in engineering, major projects, procurement, and facilities management.
Michael also holds formal qualifications in security management and electrical engineering and is an active member of several industry forums.