Dr Narelle Beer

Executive Director, Health and Safety
Worksafe Victoria

Dr Narelle BeerDr Narelle Beer has more than 35 years’ experience serving the community, ensuring public safety and growing organisational legitimacy. Understanding the importance of working with stakeholders through authentic and meaningful partnerships, Narelle delivers prevention, engagement and innovation through contemporary and collaborative leadership to drive harm reduction strategies and enhance safety.  In November, 2021, Narelle commenced in her current role as the Executive Director, Health and Safety, WorkSafe. Enhancing workplace safety and embedding harm reduction processes, opportunities and strategies through engagement, education, compliance and enforcement, WorkSafe (as the Victorian Regulator) reduces harm whilst improving outcomes for injured workers.

Prior to commencing at WorkSafe, Narelle spent three+ years working as the Assistant Commissioner, Regional and Remote Operations, Northern Territory Police. This portfolio was responsible for all operational responses for the Northern Territory (excluding Darwin, but including coastal regions) being one of the largest and most remote police service area's in Australia.

A member of Victoria Police for over 30 years, Narelle’s last position was Superintendent attached to the Western Region - Operations Support. In Victoria Police, Narelle worked in most aspects of policing including General Duties, Criminal Investigation, Corruption Investigation, Collision Investigation, Education, and Corporate Management/Policy Departments. With a passion for and a commitment to ethics and Integrity, Narelle managed and led a number of Taskforces into corruption within Victoria Police.

In 2008, Narelle was awarded the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship for Ethical Leadership presented by the St James Ethics Centre. Narelle has also been awarded a number of Scholarships which have enabled her to travel to the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and the United States to study Ethics in Policing. Narelle was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2013 and travelled to the United Kingdom and the United States to undertake specialist training and corruption investigations.


Linda Cavanagh

Chief Operating Officer

Linda CavanaghLinda’s career spans law enforcement, politics and cybersecurity, with a focus on the human elements of technology, privacy and ethics. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Cybermerc, an Australian-owned cyber security and threat intelligence company. Through Cybermerc and in her previous roles with AustCyber, Linda is an advocate and champion for Australian cybersecurity; working with partners to build a collective cyber defence across Australia and support a growing industry. Linda is also the Founder of the National Missing Persons Hackathon, an Australian first crowdsourced OSINT event that assists Australian law enforcement investigations into missing person cases.


Melinda Cilento

Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)

Melinda CilentoMelinda is the CEO of CEDA. She is also a non-executive director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors, the Collingwood Football Club’s Expert Group on Anti-Racism and Generation One’s Advisory Panel - Indigenous Employment Scorecard Project.
She was previously a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum, a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.
Melinda’s executive and director experience covers the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors and she has a strong track record of working collaboratively across sectors.
Melinda’s professional qualifications include a Masters of Economics (Australian National University), and Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), (Flinders University, SA). She is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course.


Nicholas Cochrane-Ng


Nick Cochrane NgNicholas Cochrane-Ng is a data scientist and consultant. He currently manages his own firm in Australia that delivers analytics solutions to clients through techniques such as machine learning. In his work with Lauretta he helps to expand their products and methodologies to the Australian market. Founded in 2016, Lauretta is an AI system that leverages state of the art deep learning and computer vision technology to address the next generation needs of smart buildings and spaces.

Nicholas has a deep passion for both ethics and AI as well as the intersection between those two fields. AI is a powerful technology that can deliver insights, efficiency, savings and speed to diverse human activities and can give rise to wholly new capabilities. But with its potential comes the risk of unintended consequences, and thus deploying AI systems should done in a way that accounts for human values. Lauretta’s systems refrain from the use of biometric technologies (such as facial recognition) and are anonymous by design. They focus on understanding what is happening, rather than who is present.


Steve Farrer MBA CAMS CFE


Corban Consulting (UK)

Steve FarrerMr Farrer has 35 years of experience from working in law enforcement (RHKPF), working in the financial industry (global payment card company, global banks, global intelligence & technology service providers), and working in civil society (focused on human trafficking), of which 25 years were in the Asia/Pacific region. Currently engaged as a consultant with UNODC, EUTF, and INTERPOL on enhancing capacity in law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs), and financial institutions on use of financial investigations to combat the illicit proceeds from human trafficking and migrant smuggling;  recent engagements have included workshops in Middle East & North Africa, East & Southern Africa, Central & Latin America, and previously across Asia Pacific, US, and Europe. He is a passionate advocate of new & innovate ways to develop solutions and partnerships in the fight against human trafficking; a highly "sought after" and engaging conference speaker and published author on new trends, tools and resources to help front line professionals enhance their knowledge and contribution. He has an MBA (Henley, UK),  B.Sc Hons (Reading, UK), is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and a recipient of His Excellency the Governor of Hong Kong’s Commendation for Bravery, the highest bravery award bestowed in Hong Kong, prior to the change of sovereignty in 1997. 


Nick Lewis OBE

Global Head of Integrated Intelligence and Investigations, Financial Crime Compliance,
Standard Chartered Bank

Nick Lewis OBENick joined Standard Chartered Bank in September 2016, and established the Integrated Intelligence & Investigations model. Nick leads a team of financial crime investigators and intelligence analysts in five major locations worldwide, identifying and mitigating money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions evasion, proliferation financing and corruption risk across the bank’s operations in 58 countries. He is a champion of partnership working, and led the work to establish the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce, the UK’s public-private partnership to tackle financial crime. Nick has played a leading role in the development of similar partnership models in Hong Kong and Singapore and is actively engaged in building partnerships to tackle corruption with a small number of African governments.

Nick is a leading participant in the UK Economic Crime reform agenda, sitting as a member of the SARS Reform Group and is a Special Adviser to UK Finance on information sharing, data and (SAR) reporting. He is also a Board Member for the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security, and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.

Nick entered the financial sector after over 30 years in UK law enforcement, the majority spent with SOCA (pre-cursor to the NCA), and until 2008 was the Regional Head for the North West region, working closely with a number of regional police forces and law enforcement agencies. In 2008, Nick was posted to the British Embassy in Washington DC, where he led the UK’s engagement with US policy-makers and federal law enforcement agencies. In 2013, he was awarded the National Intelligence Medallion by the US Government, the highest award available to a foreign national, for work to build partnerships between the international law enforcement and intelligence communities, and was awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to international law and order.


Susan McLean

Cyber Safety Expert
Cyber Safety Solutions

Susan McLeanSusan McLean is Australia’s leading expert in the area of cyber safety and was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years. She was the first Victorian Police officer appointed to a position involving cybersafety and young people. She is unique in her expertise in this area and is the only person in Australia with her specific background, experience and qualifications. Susan consults to a wide range of organizations including all levels of Government, Sporting Orgnisations both elite and grass roots, Educational Institutions, Medical Practitioners, Adolescent Psychologists, large and small corporations, NGO’s, law enforcement, and judicial officers. Her expertise is internationally recognized and she is highly sought after by all forms of media for expert comment. She is the most highly qualified of all eSafety Commissioner Trusted Education Providers. Susan is afforded expert status by the Safer Internet Programme Europe and is the author of the best-selling book Sexts Texts & Selfies (Penguin).


Mark Nuttall CAMS CPP PMP

Director of Risk Solutions Asia and Emerging Markets

Thomson Reuters

Mark NuttallMark Nuttall is Director of Risk solutions for Thomson Reuters in the Asia and Emerging Markets region. With an extensive counter-crime and risk background and over 20 years’ experience in global risk management, anti-financial crime, and international security, Mark is a renowned expert in his field. Marks holds an MA in International Security, is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and has managed corporate projects through his qualification as a Project Management Professional (PMP). All the above is compounded by his professional expertise base as a risk, security, and geopolitics expert, as quantified by the Global Institute against Transnational Organised Crime (GI-TOC), and published works of academia. As an active member of Singapore Institute of Directors, Mark offers his deep corporate understanding to peers and advises businesses on navigating complex supply chain and risk assessment ventures. He is a fellow and member of many other associations and institutes, both in terms of corporate activity, as well as security, geopolitics, military matters, and AML/Compliance, and so is well placed to advise on this basis.


Kate Rossiter

Director of Intelligence
Fair Work Ombudsman

Kate RossiterKate is currently the Director of Intelligence at the Fair Work Ombudsman.  For 20 years she has worked across the Federal Public Service managing operational delivery, strategic support and intelligence functions. Over the last seven years Kate has led the development and embedding of an intelligence function at the Fair Work Ombudsman, assisting to shape the agency’s transformation to an intelligence led regulator.  Kate champions information sharing across government and is an active member of the broader intelligence community. Kate was previously named as one of the 31 Most Powerful part-timers in Women’s Agenda because of her active engagement with advocating flexibility for women in leadership roles and continuing involvement with volunteering in community organisations.


Dr William A. Stoltz

Senior Adviser, Public Policy
National Security College

William StoltzDr. William A. Stoltz is the Senior Adviser for Public Policy at the National Security College. He is responsible for mobilising the College’s research and resident expertise to influence and inform current public policy debates. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Menzies Institute at the University of Melbourne, and an Associate Member of the Centre for the Study of Subversion, Unconventional Interventions and Terrorism (SUIT) at the University of Nottingham.

Dr. Stoltz’s own research explores options for Australia to shape and influence international security, as well as Australia’s policy responses to a breadth of national security challenges. He joined the NSC after working across Australia’s defence, intelligence, and law enforcement communities, including strategic intelligence and advisory roles. He holds a PhD and Advanced Masters of National Security Policy from the Australian National University as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.


Associate Professor Kelly Sundberg

Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University

Adjunct Professor in the Adelaide Law School at the University of Adelaide

Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Calgary

Visiting Associate Professor at the University of East London

Kelly Sundberg2Kelly is an associate professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with adjunct positions at the University of Calgary, University of Adelaide, and University of East London. Prior to his academic career, Kelly served over fifteen years in various border security and inland immigration enforcement positions with what is today the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Kelly holds his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Victoria (British Columbia), Master of Arts in Justice and Public Safety Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University (British Columbia), and Doctor of Philosophy in Political and Social Inquiry with a specialization in Criminology from Monash University (Victoria). Kelly’s research focuses on three main areas: 1) Border and National Security, 2) Crime Prevention through Design, and 3) Law Enforcement Reform.


Dr Corinne Unger

Research Fellow, Business School
The University of Queensland

Dr Corinne UngerDr Corinne Unger is an expert in insidious risk management with a PhD from The University of Queensland Business School. Insidious risks are inconspicuous and slow growing risks that develop over time and may be noticed and acted upon or overlooked with varying consequences. Her current research explores the legitimacy or stigmatisation of disruptive and/or violent protests, to gain an understanding of how some protests are acceptable while others are considered extreme.


Detective Christina Witt, PhD

Calgary Police Service

Christina WittDetective Christina Witt, PhD, has twenty-three years police experience with the Calgary Police Service. Det. Witt has been a homicide detective since 2011, with prior experience in patrol, undercover drug officer, and child abuse investigator. Det. Witt has presented at numerous criminal justice conferences in Canada, Australia, and the USA.  Det. Witt has also been teaching as a sessional instructor at Mount Royal University in the field of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies, periodically since 2010. Det. Witt has a Master of Science Degree in Forensic and Legal Psychology and her PhD in Criminology, with a research focus on Best Practices of Homicide Investigations. Most recent research includes principal investigator in the 2020 - 2021 Alberta Homicide Study, and associate investigator in the  2021-2022 BC College of Policing Feasibility Study.


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