Partnerships

SPEAKERS

Daniel Angel Damjanovic

Head of Branch
Interpol Regional Counter Terrorism Node ESAF & Europe

Daniel Angel DamjanovicDaniel commenced his career with the Australian Federal Police in 2007 and has spent 12 years working in Intelligence portfolio across several areas - Aviation Security, Counter Terrorism Intelligence, National Intelligence Community Coordination and Transnational Serious and Organised Crime – in team member and leadership roles. During that period he worked closely with members of the National Intelligence Community and several international partners. Between 2014 and 2016 he was posted in the AFP Bangkok office as the analytical advisor for Counter Terrorism.

Since mid-2019, he has performed the role of INTERPOL Head of Branch, Regional Counter Terrorism Nodes for Eastern/Southern Africa and Europe, responsible for coordination of INTERPOL counter terrorism activities focusing on operational support, information sharing and capacity building.

He holds a BA in Criminology from the Griffith University, a GradDip in International Studies from the University of Adelaide and a Diploma in Police Intelligence Practice. He is currently completing a Masters in Leadership through Charles Sturt University.

 

Zoe Chenier-Hinde

Law Enforcement Partnerships Manager

Auror

Zoe Chenier HindeZoe Chenier - Hinde worked as an Intelligence analyst for Victoria Police from 2018 to 2021, spending time in real-time, operational and strategic units. After leaving Victoria Police Zoe went to Emergency Management Victoria as a Lead Intelligence Officer, overseeing the day-to-day intelligence operations of the state emergency sector as well as long term strategic development. After leaving the public sector, Zoe joined Auror as the first Law Enforcement Partnerships Manager for Australia. Auror is focused on the power of partnership and collaboration to drive real results on a global scale, helping retailers report, prevent and solve crime in stores. Focusing on police engagement and relationship development, Zoe oversees the expansion of Auror’s partnership with state and local police across Australia.

Zoe holds a Bachelor of Criminology from Deakin University, a Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University, and a Diploma of Police Intelligence Practice. Zoe is currently completing a Master of Intelligence through Macquarie University.

 

Torren Dimovski

Senior Intelligence Analyst

Counter Terrorism Command, Fixated Threat Assessment Centre, Victoria Police

Torren DIimovskiTorren is a Senior Intelligence Analyst at the Victorian Fixated Threat Assessment Centre. Torren has worked at Counter Terrorism Command, Victoria Police since 2018 and is part of an Intelligence team that supports operations and conducts strategic analysis of emerging threats to the national security environment.

 

 

 

Louise Douglas-Major

Intelligence Manager
NSW Crime Commission

Louise Douglas MajorLouise Douglas-Major has worked in various intelligence roles within the NSW Crime Commission for more than 15 years, including as an intelligence manager for the last ten years. Louise has specialised in the investigation of money laundering offences, but also has extensive experience in the investigation of serious drug offences, fraud, and a range of other matters. Throughout her career, Louise has worked in partnership with different law enforcement and regulatory agencies and is always looking for ways in which joint agency investigations can be improved.

Most recently, Louise led the Crime Commission’s contribution to the NSW Inquiry into the allegation that there is widespread money laundering through electronic gaming machines.

 

Steve Farrer MBA CAMS CFE

Consultant

Corban Consulting (UK)

Steve FarrerMr. Farrer has been dedicated full time, since 2015, in working with the financial services sector and its regulators to prioritise the fight against human trafficking using the Anti Money Laundering (AML) framework.

He is currently engaged by the UNODC and the EU funded Anti Money Laundering Trafficking in Human Beings (AML-THB) in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHoA) programmes, as a consultant, advising law enforcement, prosecutors, Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and financial institutions in enhancing their use of financial investigations to target the proceeds from Human Trafficking.

Formerly, head of the actionable research team at a non-governmental organization (NGO), pioneering the collation of information on large-scale incidences of trafficking (both human and wildlife) to develop intelligence products to proactively inform financial institutions & their regulators of those individuals & entities, directly facilitating or indirectly financially benefiting from trafficking.

Previously, Mr. Farrer was the regional head of intelligence for a global financial institution, covering Greater China and North & East Asia, leading a world-class team, pioneering the use of open-source intelligence (OSINT) & advanced analytical techniques to proactively identify & mitigate AML risk. Earlier in his career, Mr Farrer enjoyed a distinguished career in the Royal Hong Kong Police as a Detective Senior Inspector, commanding teams of investigators into complex commercial frauds, counterfeit payment instruments, and international organized crime. He is one of the few recipients of His Excellency the Governor’s Commendation for Bravery, which was, until the change of sovereignty in 1997, the highest bravery award in Hong Kong.

He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and awarded an MBA (scholarship) from the prestigious Henley Management College (UK), and a BSc (Hons) in Pathophysiology & Chemistry from University of Reading (UK).

 

Helen Glazebrook

Senior Specialist Intelligence Analyst 

Australian Government

Helen GlazebrookHelen is a long-standing member of AIPIO and has worked across a range of agencies in law enforcement, national security, transport security and corrections intelligence over the last 25 years after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies at Queensland University of Technology.

Helen currently works for the Australian Government as a Senior Intelligence Analyst and has recently been awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to investigate international best practice in corrections intelligence after completing a secondment with Queensland Corrective Services where she conducted a review of their intelligence capability and capacity. Helen is honoured to have been awarded the Churchill Fellowship and will provide the conference with a summary of her findings.

 

Samantha Moore

Intelligence Analyst
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Samantha MooreSam has been a member of the intelligence community since 2017, when she crossed to the ‘dark side’ after a fourteen-year investigative career with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).  She is currently an Intelligence Analyst within the DELWP Conservation Regulator’s Regulatory Intelligence Unit and enjoys keeping a toe dipped in investigative work in her capacity as an authorised officer under DELWP-administered legislation.

Sam’s focus has aligned with the Conservation Regulator’s regulatory priorities – including illegal possession and trade in wildlife, illegal take of firewood, illegal vehicle use on public land, illegal campfires and illegal commercial timber harvesting in state forests. Sam is a proud member of AIPIO and is passionate about developing a good intelligence product and engaging meaningfully and sharing intelligence to inform effective tactical actions.

 

Zac Panopoulos

Senior Intelligence Analyst

Counter Terrorism Command, Fixated Threat Assessment Centre, Victoria Police

Zac PanopoulosZac is a Senior Intelligence Analyst at the Victorian Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (VFTAC). Zac joined Victoria Police in Intelligence Collection in 2018 and obtained a position in the intelligence team at VFTAC in 2020, conducting strategic and operational analysis on issues and threats within the national security environment.

 

 

 

Adam Riley

Investigations Advisor and Technical Account Manager, Asia Pacific
Cellebrite

Adam RileyAdam has over seventeen years law enforcement experience within the Qld Police Service culminating in his last assignment as Lead Investigator for the Queensland Police Service Homicide Unit’s Digital and Telecommunications Investigation Unit. Adam is heavily focused on increasing the organisational capability between the investigations, intelligence and the digital forensics lab cells. He applies his extensive investigative and intelligence background within large operations coupled with digital forensics experience to ensure investigators and analysts are aware of evolving methodologies available to them, all whilst balancing the finite resources of intelligence cells and DF Labs. Adam engages with agencies to provide advice in relation to these areas, and to assist them in their investigations. Adam’s broader experience also covers telecommunication data interpretation and use, complex criminal network investigations and processes, integration of intelligence processes in the digital evidence flow, and open-source investigations through covert and overt means.

 

John Schmidt

Founder/Synthesist
CANSYNTH

John SchmidtJohn M Schmidt, founder of CANSYNTH, practices the discipline of Synthesis in relation to strategic intelligence, foresight, strategic planning, organizational development, risk analysis and management, and counter-terrorist resourcing.

John “retired” in 2015 from FINTRAC (Canada’s financial intelligence unit) after fifteen years. Between 2006 and 2011, John was seconded to Canada’s Integrated Threat (now Terrorism) Assessment Centre (ITAC), where, among other things, he produced products related to threats to critical infrastructure and a major study and model of terrorist resourcing. Returning to FINTRAC, he led its Strategic Research and Analysis team, responsible for strategic and policy-relevant analysis. He led the development of the Egmont Group’s Strategic Analysis Course, and its delivery internationally from 2013 to 2015.

Before FINTRAC, John worked for the Alberta Attorney General’s Department (1977-1988), University of Canberra (1988-1989), Australian Attorney-General’s Department (1989-2000), and AUSTRAC (2000). John has BSc and MSc degrees in Psychology. He has published articles on intelligence and foresight in academic and professional journals, including Synthesis: The necessary, but often neglected component of intelligence, Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, Volume 27 Issue 2 (2019), and a chapter on terrorist resourcing, in Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada, UT Press Jan 29, 2020.

 

Stella Smith

Chief Executive, Crime Stoppers Victoria
Director, Crime Stoppers Australia

Stella SmithStella Smith is the Chief Executive of Crime Stoppers Victoria and a Director of Crime Stoppers Australia. Stella has held a number of senior leadership roles in the community and health promotion sectors, establishing and overseeing complex projects with well-known organisations such as Melbourne Victory FC and ‘Life. Be in it’ Australia.

She has been responsible for the development and delivery of a broad range of community engagement projects and public awareness campaigns. Stella’s role at Crime Stoppers is to develop and maintain partnerships with government, police, media and the community to encourage crime prevention and the reporting of crime information.

 

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