|President || |
Dr. Philip Kowalick, a former senior executive officer with the Australian Federal Police, led the law enforcement contribution to the Counter Terrorism Control Centre and played a central role in the development of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Model & Strategy. An expert in law enforcement, intelligence and security and is highly skilled in organisational approaches, Phil also managed the AFP’s strategic and operational intelligence functions.
|Vice President || ||Gillian (Gill) Wilson is an Inspector in Victoria Police and has a broad career in law enforcement for over 30 years commencing in the UK. She has been working in the intelligence field within Victoria Police since 1993, and was involved in the development and implementation of the first intelligence model into the organisation. Since January 2013 Gill has returned to the intelligence field and works in the Intelligence and Covert Support Command for the Assistant Commissioner. |
Gill joined AIPIO in 2001 and has been a speaker at the 2004 and 2006 conferences. She became a co-opted board member in 2007 as the regional representative for Victoria and then became Vice President Programs in 2008 and took on the role of regional representatives coordinator. She was part of the 2009 conference committee and was convenor of Intelligence 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. As Vice President Gill will continue her involvement with AIPIO events and will focus on the governance of the institute.
|Secretary || |
|Craig Hollis has had a career as Test/Business Analyst in the private sector and as an intelligence professional in the public sector. Dedicated to a career within intelligence and security, Craig is currently working with Victoria Police within the Intelligence & Covert Support Command having previously been an Intelligence Officer within the environmental sphere. |
Craig holds a Master of Arts (Terrorism, Safety & Security) and has been an Associate Member, Member, Victorian Representative and now Secretary of AIPIO since 2010.
|Treasurer || |
Ernie Roughley is an Australian Principal Consultant and client advisor for Intelligence, Investigations, and Biometrics to the Public Safety & Justice sectors.
Based in Canberra, ACT, Ernie brings experience gleaned from over 20 years’ experience with the AFP as a sworn member and 15 years in business consulting.
|General Board Member - Awards || ||Doug Sinclair has undertaken several and varied careers and skill sets. He commenced his interest in the intelligence arena as a hobbyist in electronics by building tampered phone line detection devices (TSCM) and bugs. Doug has worked for several years in senior roles in Business Intelligence in the commercial world, plus also in two roles as an undercover investigator of major corporations. He has served time on the board of TDWI and represented at conferences in USA for Data Warehousing and BI. |
Doug has worked in HR and on the board for AHRI, plus completed the investigations and assessments for “Best Practice in People Management Large Corporations 2002”. Doug is currently working as an educator in the security industry and has been a member of AIPIO for several years including serving the association as NSW Rep on two separate stints since 2006.
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|General Board Member - Marketing, Media & Thought Leaders Program || |
|Samantha Rush is currently an Executive Manager for a large Insurance company and for the last 8 years has focused on using business intelligence to achieve optimum financial and regulatory outcomes. |
Samantha holds tertiary qualifications in international business, industrial relations, psychology (including hons), and an MBA.
|General Member - Partners & Affiliates || |
|Julian Claxton is a strategic security, counterespionage and risk management professional with a keen interest in and strong ties to the counterintelligence community. He is a seasoned company director, board advisor and global traveller, who maintains clients in government (including law enforcement), family offices, leading corporations, investment firms, and more. |
In addition to his appointment to the Board of AIPIO, he is a Board Advisor to a leading Sydney-based cyber-security firm. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, founder member of the Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Institute (London), general member of ASIS International and is actively involved with other organisations as a counterintelligence contributor.
Julian holds qualifications in security and risk management, technical surveillance countermeasures, deception detection, and investigations. He has been a member of AIPIO since 2004.
|General Member - National Conference 2017 || ||Jennifer Roberts brings excellent experience to the Board with background experience in the fields of education and Police operations. Jen has served with the NT police for 13 years and with the Territory Intelligence Specialist Services Division for 8 years. Jen is currently enjoying the amalgamation of her professions as the NT Police intelligence training officer. |
Jen has lived in the NT all her life and is the first Board Member of the Institute representing Northern Territorians. The North has become a place of distinct focus and importance for the nations security strategy and Jen is well placed to facilitate the potential role that AIPIO may have to play in supporting that strategy.
|General Member - Regional Representatives Coordinator North || |
|Elaine Ogden is currently employed by the National Measurement Institute, a division of the Department of Industry Innovation and Science, as a Section Manager responsible for; Compliance & Enforcement, Program Governance & Projects, Trade Measurement Licensing, plus Stakeholder Relations. Her current work includes managing change projects and initiatives, financial management, risk management, governance and stakeholder engagement. |
Previously Elaine worked with the Attorney General's Department in a number of roles progressing her experience through; IT project management and governance, stakeholder engagement, audit, policy, operational task force management (serious organised crime), business process and systems improvement, including working with academic and industry partners on capability development projects.
Prior to that Elaine worked with Australian Customs as an officer, trainer, Intelligence systems manager, international and domestic liaison manager and Investigator. Elaine is an advocate for professional development and for collaborative approaches being used to address the challenges faced by government agencies.
Her professional interests include coaching and professional development, promoting good governance and using professional expertise, tools and technology to enhance capabilities.
|General Board Member - Publications and Social Media || |
Becky Vogel Becky is a PhD candidate and an Associate Lecturer of Intelligence at Macquarie University’s Department of Security Studies and Criminology. She has a Masters in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MPICT) from Macquarie University and was the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Academic Excellence. Becky also has a BA (Hons) in Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Becky studied Psychology and Spanish during her undergraduate studies in the US. She worked at Dun & Bradstreet as a Senior Business Analyst and Fraud Investigator, analysing High Risk businesses and as a Private Investigator in criminal matters.
Becky is the Managing Editor of the Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers; a Board Member of Security Professionals Australasia (SPA); a member of the Institute for Regional Security; and a member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE).
|General Board Member - Strategy, Planning & Secretariat || |
Katrina Harrison commenced working as an Intelligence Analyst in 2010. She has worked as an Analyst and Policy Adviser across several Victorian Government departments, with a focus on emergency management and law enforcement.
Katrina has a Masters in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. She has been a member of AIPIO since 2014 and is passionate about promoting and improving professionalism within the Intelligence industry.
|General Board Member - Regional Representatives Coordinator South & Assistant Treasurer || |
|Amanda Scotney works for the Australian Taxation Office as a Strategic Intelligence Analyst and is currently leading the Strategic Planning Portfolio. Amanda has worked in strategic, operational and tactical intelligence roles since 2000. She has hosted and supported inter-agency intelligence conferences to help build ties between regulatory agencies and the wider intelligence community. Amanda is also a writer and an independent film maker. |
|General Board Member - National Events & Secretariat || |
|Dorothy Siedel Hook has been working in intelligence in law enforcement for the the past 5 years. |
After completing a Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) at the George Washington University, she spent 2 years teaching English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan. Dorothy then moved to Australia, where she completed her Master of Criminology at the University of Melbourne. She is currently completing a Master of Arts (Intelligence Analysis) at Charles Sturt University.
In her role on the AIPIO board, Dorothy looks forward to supporting the development of intelligence professionals.
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Mervyn Ng is currently based in and working with government in Canberra where he brings regional experience in both private and public sectors across Defence, business and government.
With an undergraduate degree in IT and post graduate qualifications in Intelligence and Information Security from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Mervyn continues to actively pursue professional development and education across a broad range of interests.
Since joining the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers under the Student Recruitment scheme in 2012, Mervyn has assumed various roles including the State Representative for both Queensland and Canberra, actively raising the AIPIO's profile by providing opportunities for AIPIO and like-minded professionals to network across agencies and business.