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Dr David H. McIntyre, Director of the Texas A&M University Integrative Center for Homeland Security, USA
Dr McIntyre teaches and directs the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Program at The Bush School for Government and Public Service at Texas A&M. A nationally recognized expert in national and homeland security, Dr McIntyre has seen extensive Army service and has been working in those areas with senior levels of government for 18 years. Between 2001 and 2003, he served as Deputy Director of the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, the United States’ only not-for-profit think tank specialising in homeland security.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner P J M Clarke CVO QPM LL.B
Peter Clarke was born in 1955 and joined the Metropolitan Police in 1977 after graduating in Law from Bristol University. In the early part of his career he worked at a number of locations in London in both uniform and detective roles, including periods on murder enquiries and in international drugs intelligence.

There followed postings in strategic planning, as operations head in a central London division, and as Staff Officer to the Commissioner. In 1994 he became the Commander of Brixton Division in South London and was in post during an outbreak of serious public disorder. In 1997 he assumed command of the Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department, with responsibility for the protection and security of the Royal Family and their residences, the diplomatic community in London and the Houses of Parliament. In June 2000 he became the Deputy Director of Personnel for the Metropolitan Police, and in June 2002 was appointed as Head of the Anti-Terrorist Branch at New Scotland Yard and National Co-ordinator for Terrorist Investigations.

He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2002, was made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 2001 and awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2003.

Dr Sandra Bell, Director of Homeland Security and Resilience Programs, Royal United Services Institute, UK
Dr Bell’s responsibility at the RUSI is to stimulate debate about policy options, technology and practices in homeland security and national resilience. Dr Bell received a PhD in military science from the Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University, studying personnel blast protection. For five years she ran QinetiQ’s (formerly the Defence Research Agency) Evolution of Warfare studies with the Ministry of Defence Policy Directorate. This program included research such as virtually supported wargames into high impact, low probability events, non-lethal warfare and technologies relevant to homeland security in response to the 9-11 attacks.
Tony Pearce, Director-General, Emergency Management Australia
Tony Pearce commences his appointment as Director General - Emergency Management Australia on 14 August 2006. Tony has spent 26 years in the intelligence and emergency management sectors. He spent 9 years in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as an Intelligence Analyst (imagery) before commencing with the emergency services. After leaving the RAAF he spent twelve years with Ambulance Service Victoria in senior operations management positions responsible for emergency management and major incident response planning functions and is a qualified Paramedic. Two and a half years in the position of Deputy Director of the Victoria State Emergency Service preceded a move to the role of Director Emergency Management and Security in the Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner in July 2003. This extensive period of involvement has seen Tony work across the emergency management continuum, commencing as a ‘hands on’ emergency responder and progressing to senior operations management positions before moving into senior government policy development roles.

Tony holds an Associate Diploma of Health Science, a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Emergency Management from Charles Sturt University, a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Australian Catholic University, and an Executive Master of Public Administration from Melbourne University and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.

Tony’s emergency management background is extensive and he has for many years been a regular participant in forums dealing with national issues. Between 2004 and 2006 he Chaired the national Catastrophic Disasters Emergency Management Capability Review Working Group on behalf of the Australian Emergency Management Committee and in 2005 was also a member of the Prime Ministers Science, Engineering and Innovation Council Tsunami Working Group following the Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Athol Yates
Executive Director, Australia Homeland Security Research Centre

Athol Yates specialises in analysing national security policy and the role played by the private sector in enhancing national security.

He has written extensively on the subject as well as giving a large number of invited presentations. Athol qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering, GradDip Soviet Studies, and Masters of Public Policy.

He is the editor of the Australian Homeland Security Market Insight and the National Security Practice Notes.

His work as the Associate Director at Engineers Australia resulted in him publishing the following reports: Engineering a Safer Australia: Protecting Critical Infrastructure and the Built Environment, and Queensland Infrastructure in the Age of Terrorism.




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General Inquiries: Keanne Stephenson
Homeland Security Communications Group
Tel 02 9420 2020 or 0412 472 766
Email keanne.stephenson@homelandsecuritygroup.com..au
Program chairs Day 1 & 2
Derek Woolner, Visiting Fellow, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre,
Australian National University
Tel 0415 510 028, Email derek.woolner@anu.edu.au &
Dr Anthony Bergin, UNSW@ADFA RNSA member, Mobile: 0418 626 472
Email anthony.bergin@safeguardingaustraliasummit.org.au

Day 3: RNSA Security Technology Conference
A/Prof Priyan Mendis
RNSA Network Convenor
University of Melbourne
Tel: 03 8344 7244
Email: p.mendis@civenv.unimelb.edu.au

Industry coordinator Athol Yates, Executive Director, Australian Homeland Security Research Centre
Tel 02 6161 5143
Email athol.yates@safeguardingaustraliasummit.org.au