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.


Susan McLean

CyberSafety Solutions

Susan McLeanSusan McLean is Australia’s leading expert in the area of cyber safety and was a member of Victoria Police for 27years. 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 CCP 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.


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.


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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