About Us

SPAAL Board of Directors

 President, Steve Van Zwieten, Exact Security

In excess of 30 years experience at all levels of the security and licensed club management industries. Former Regional Vice President of ASIS International with CPP qualifications and Risk Management Consultant. Currently Principal / CEO of Sydney based security company specialising in manpower and licensed venues.

Vice President,Tim Bales, Balewood Security

Managing Director of a manpower security company for over 26 years, specialising in crowd control, control room operations, cash in transit and security risk assessment services. Holder of a Cert. IV in Risk Assessment and completing Bachelor of Science (Security) degree through Edith Cowan University.

Garry Oliver, Bars Training Australia Pty Ltd

Garry is a director and senior facilitator of a registered training organisation specialising in security industry training and licensing. Garry has operated a manpower security company and is a security and liquor industry consultant and served with the Queensland Police for 24 years.

Dennis Clapham, Farrer Security Service

Over 20 years experience in the security industry, specifically in areas of management, operations, training and business development. Business owner and security risk management consultant operating predominantly in regional NSW. Member of the Risk Management Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Management.

Troy Woodall, Elite Security Personnel Pty Ltd

Managing Director of Elite Security Personnel (FNQ) which is a locally owned and operated family business that draws on over 26 years of experience within the Security and Hospitality sectors throughout Far Northern Queensland.

Rod Wark, Elite Security and Protection Pty Ltd

Executive Director  of Elite Security and Protection Pty Ltd (ACT). Rod has been involved in the security industry for the past 30 years with a strong interest in law enforcement and involved  in the education and training of quality security officers. Rod also operates a registered training organisation.


Managing Director of DIAMONDSEC VIP PROTECTION & TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD (QLD). Melaine has management experience within the security industry, the public sector, armed emergency services, and Government secure sectors and skilled in effective handling of crisis and emergency situations across the past 21 years.