Our structure, as displayed on this page, shows the various roles performed by your Executive Committee, all voluntary members. The Executive Committee is united by a commitment to the security profession. This commitment gives us a unique ability to offer the Victorian membership appropriate support across our industry.
Our team on the ground in Victoria maintain strong local, regional, national and international ties, supporting our members and ensuring the success of our industry.
Dr. Tony Zalewski
Dr Tony Zalewski has been involved in public safety for over 40 years including 17 years as an operational Victoria Police officer. He has four degrees from Australian universities including law, criminology and the social sciences. Tony works with Governments, regulators and various organisations across most industry sectors in Australia and overseas. As a judicially recognised expert in security, safety and risk he has provided expert reports/evidence in over 500 cases including some of Australia’s larger personal injury cases.
Tony brings a rare blend of practical real-world experience and high-end theoretical knowledge that has resulted in him being a highly sought-after expert. He has been Chair of the Chapter over five years.
For over 20 years Nick has been Managing Director of his own security firm, Dominance Guardian Services. He has experience across areas of business operations, human resources, client acquisition and management in addition to the development of formalised systems across the operation.
Nick has formal tertiary and vocational qualifications in the social sciences, security and business operations.
Chris has 14 years experience in the public safety realm, with ten years’ service at Victoria Police, primarily within investigations and critical incident response. He transitioned into the private sector leading national emergency planning and response, protective security of staff and assets at the AFL, before moving into consultancy in 2020.
Laval is a Security Consultant with a background in electrical engineering, with over 7 years’ experience within the industry as a systems integrator and security consultant.
Throughout his career, Laval has worked on several projects within Australia across a range of sectors. He designed and delivered a variety of smart and secure premises in different sectors such as commercial, industrial, educational, and transport locally. He also provided advice and site assessment, was involved in project management and the development of customer specific security standards documentation.
Laval is driven by his passion about technology and delivering smart, secure and safe environment bringing value to his clients.
Laval joins the ASIS committee driven by his desire to contribute to the security industry.
Clayton has over 30 years’ experience in the security industry as a trainer, adviser and security leader. He specialises in security risk management, security training and executive protection. In addition to leading his own organisation, Clayton is an adviser to public and private organisations on risk minimisation and operational security services in Australia and abroad.
Andrew has more than 13 years of experience in the security industry. He specialises in electronic security design, maintenance and capital works. While working for industry leading electronic security providers, Andrew has worked within a variety of sectors delivering innovative solutions to government, commercial and retail clients.
Andrew holds a Diploma in Business as well as trade qualifications in electronic security.
Ben represents the second generation of security consultants at Connley Walker. After completing his Bachelor of Science (Security), Ben is inspired to contribute to the security industry by introducing innovative ideas and sharing his knowledge with others. In addition to specialising in electronic security design and risk management, Ben is undertaking his Masters of Cybersecurity.
Pascal has been working in the security industry for over 20 years, he is currently working as a Security Consultant specialising predominantly in areas of security risk and development of technical and non-technical security design; and review and development of guard force operations.
After serving as Chapter Chair 2017 to 2019, Pascal continues to take an active role with the Chapter as Membership Coordinator, he also is highly involved with numerous ASIS Subject Matter Expert Communities.
Pascal holds a Diploma in Security and Risk Management and is Board Certified in ISO31000.
Charlie Kobak has been in the security industry since 1994 and is the Founder and Director of Crownland Security since 2009.
Charlie has over 10-years’ experience as a security industry trainer and assessor delivering a range of security and security & risk management courses as well as actively undertaking a range of operational security roles.
Charlie has formal tertiary and vocational qualifications in business, security, risk management and health & fitness.
Graham Manson ASM
Graham has over 21 years experience in security, risk and emergency management. He is a recipient of the Australian Security Medal in recognition of his demonstrated consistent, high-level contribution to the security profession, its clients and the wider community.
Graham is also an active participant in a number of national representative bodies that included the energy, aviation, transport, banking & finance and water sectors. He is highly skilled with demonstrated experience in managing complex and diverse stakeholder groups.
Graham has formal qualifications in security, risk and safety. He has extensive experience in governance and compliance.
Sarina Persall is currently the Head of Business Resilience for Crown resorts. Having recently pivoted from a traditional protective security career of 29 years within the private sector her experience covers a broad range of industries, specialising in operational risk, developing and management of security plans at greenfield sites within the entertainment industry, close personal protection, and leading large operations at places of mass gatherings.
She enjoys developing and mentoring security personnel who present with a strong work ethic, demonstrate environmental and self-awareness, high level communication skills. Sarina has a particular interest in creating pathways into security for women and supporting their development within the industry. She gets a great deal of fulfilment from designing, risk assessing, developing and implementing security strategies in environments that are complex and dynamic in nature.
Eddy has been a security professional for over 40 years with extensive experience in security risk, security management and security consultancy. He continues to provide security services to both the public and private sectors.
Eddy is a Certified Protection Professional and a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist and been a Chapter Committee member for the past 12 years serving as Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer on various occasions.