President Advisory Group 2015 - 2017
The President Advisory Group was established in 2015 and was formally ratified at the 2015 AGM.  
The current AIPIO Constitution ascribes a three-year term for the Executive comprising the President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.  The three year sunset clause is designed to provide the institute with a framework that mandates change in the Executive supporting new and fresh leadership on an ongoing basis.  This approach whilst laudable could create a situation whereby a person may be elected to the Executive who has not served on the previous Board as a General Board Member and in extreme cases the entire Executive may fall into this category.  

It was determined that an advisory group should be established to provide governance and support to the Executive in the conduct of their duties.  To achieve this goal the President Advisory Group (PAG) was established with the view to providing a body of knowledge that is immediately available to the Institute Executive, and where necessary to the Board of Management.  The number of members in the PAG is currently set at five with a tenure of two years.  Membership provisions are described in the By-Law governing the PAG.  

Importantly, the PAG has established the position and role of President Emeritus whereby the immediate past President is automatically appointed to the PAG for a period of 12 months.
The aim of the PAG is to support the President through open discussion and guided consultation.
The current PAG is detailed below in alphabetical order.
President Emeritus
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Scott Ainslie - MAIPIO
AIPIO President Emeritus 2015-2016
(AIPIO President 2012-2015)
Scott brings over 30 years’ experience in an intelligence environment. During his career with the Australian Defence Force he served in combat and counter intelligence roles completing his service as a strategic analyst with the Defence Intelligence Organisation. On leaving the ADF Scott moved into business specialising in information security risk management which led to his increased engagement with intelligence and information technology. His close association with members of the Australian Intelligence Community, the Australian Federal Police and Attorney-General’s Department make him an excellent broker in the establishment of commercial relationships between the Federal Government, Defence and business communities. Scott joined AIPIO in 1995 and served on the Board as Registrar from 1997-1999.
PAG Member
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Brett Peppler - FAIPIO
(AIPIO President 1996-1999)

Brett is a career intelligence officer with over 35 years of professional experience.  He began his intelligence career in military intelligence, and subsequently in strategic criminal intelligence and academia, before working as an independent intelligence consultant for over a decade.  In 2009, he returned to the Australian Intelligence Community to work on long-term futures studies.  Currently, he is the Research and Intelligence Advisor for the Strategic Innovation Division of a large financial services company.  Brett is a Fellow and immediate Past President of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO), and a member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE).
PAG Member
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Dr. Joseph S. Gordon - Colonel USAR ret
(IAFIE President 2013-2015)
Dr Gordon has been the Colin Powell Professor for Analysis at the National Intelligence University since 2005 and the President of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) since 2011.  He has divided his long career between intelligence analysis and operations and education.  He has lectured widely in academic and intelligence venues in Germany, Serbia, Bosnia, the UK, Georgia, the Philippines, and South Korea.  He has published on German studies and NATO Intelligence.
Dr Gordon is currently the President Emeritus for IAFIE.
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John Hartley AO - Major General (Retd)
Whilst in the Royal Australian Infantry MAJGEN Hartley was deployed to South Vietnam as a platoon commander with the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. He later returned to Vietnam in 1970 as a senior adviser to a South Vietnamese infantry battalion.  In these two appointments, he was wounded three times, twice mentioned-in-dispatches, awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, the US Army Commendation Medal for Valour on two occasions and the US Air Force Air Medal for Valour.  As a General Officer, he headed Army’s Training Command, was the Director of the Defence Intelligence Organisation, Deputy Chief of the Army and was Head of Army’s Land Command.
MAJGEN Hartley has lectured on geo-strategic issues at the University of Queensland and at Griffiths University and has published over 150 articles in newspapers and defence related magazines. He was the SBS commentator for the opening phase of the 2003 Gulf War, appearing on national TV on 20 consecutive nights and was the ABC FM spokesperson on the same topic.
PAG Member

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David Irvine AO 
(AIPIO Patron 2015-)
David Irvine served 33 years from 1970 as a diplomat in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, focusing primarily on the promotion of Australia’s bilateral and  regional political, economic and trade relationships with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.   
In 2003, he was appointed Director-General in charge of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service – (ASIS, Australian’s foreign intelligence service) and served in that position for six years. In 2009, he was appointed Director-General of Security, in charge of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), serving until his retirement in September 2014. 
David Irvine has a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Arts, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters and an Honorary Doctorate of Science and is currently a Visiting Fellow of the National Security College, ANU.  He has published two books on Indonesian culture.
In 2015 David accepted the invitation to become the inaugural AIPIO patron.

PAG Member

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Don McDowell - FAIPIO
(AIPIO President 1991-1994)
Military and civilian intelligence 1963-1992. Consultant advisor, teacher and author on intelligence and risk-analysis topics since 1993. Specialist in application and development of analytic techniques and approaches to major operational and, particularly, strategic focus issues.

Experienced in applications of intelligence analysis to organised crime; environmental crime; border control and security; national security and counter-terrorism; critical infrastructure threat (e.g. airports, seaports and harbours, oil refineries); risk and threat assessments for government and industry.  Overall goal to develop, enhance and provide education in intelligence techniques to the community internationally.


PAG Member
Description of photo here Paul Roger - FAIPIO 
(AIPIO President 1996-1999)

Paul is a senior executive with over 35 years of experience in developing, maintaining and enhancing organisational capabilities; particularly in the law enforcement, intelligence and national security fields.  Paul currently works as a trusted advisor providing advice to government and the private sector.

He is a Past President and Fellow of AIPIO, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and an Honorary Fellow of PICT at Macquarie University. 

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