About Us

SPAAL Board of Directors

President, Garry Oliver, Bars Consultants

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

Vice 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.

Naomi Oakley, U-nome Security

Naomi served with the Victorian Police for 12 years and has worked in the security industry since 2003. Naomi currently operates a security company that specializes in party, event and licensed venue security. Naomi conducts education sessions at schools aimed at parents, teenagers and teachers to highlight the dangers and risks associated with attending and holding unsafe parties and is a recognised advocate and industry spokesperson for safe events. Naomi has a Diploma in Risk Management, Certificate IV in Investigation Services and Certificate II and III Security Operations.

Dennis Clapham, Farrer Security Service

Over 15 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.

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.

Craig Murray, Australian College of Further Education Pty Ltd

Former member of NSW Police Force with over 15 years experience. Over 10 years experience in the security industry, primarily as principal of a Registered Training Organisation specialising in training for licensed security operatives.

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.