The Judges for the 2020 Awards are:
- Damian McMeekin, Managing Director, CT Intelligence & Insight
- Michael Walker, Senior Manager, Security Services, Facilities Management, Reserve Bank of Australia
- Rachell DeLuca, Senior Security Consultant, ARUP
- John Curtis, Director, IPP Consulting Pty Ltd
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.
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.
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 forum
Rachell brings over 22 years’ experience across the security industry to her position as judge. Currently working as a security consultant, she leads the Security & Risk function for Aurecon in their Melbourne office.
Her career began in alarm monitoring in 1998, and progressed through control rooms, 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 currently leads the specialist security team at Aurecon in Melbourne and works in a range of sectors, both locally and internationally to provide effective solutions for clients.Rachell is passionate about the industry and firmly believes that the ASIAL Security Industry Awards and OSPAs are a fantastic way to recognise those who display similar passion, integrity and professionalism.
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 30 years’ experience in the technology and security industry and specialises in providing strategic solutions to meet the challenging issues many organisations face. John has been with IPP Consulting for over 21 years and holds degrees in engineering and management.