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ASIS NSW Chapter is hosting a Women in Security Panel tonight at Westpac Group Barangaroo from 5:30pm to 9:00pm with panellists Anna-Maria Rocheste, Jane Harris, Carla Liedtke and Brenna Guiney, chaired by SEN’s Monique Keatinge.

Keatinge will question the panellists on their careers in the security industry, uncovering how they started out, their greatest challenges, their inspirations, as well as asking the ways these security professionals believe the industry should work together to encourage greater participation from women.

* Anna-Maria Rochester, Senior Manager, Crisis Management Capability, Westpac Group 

Anna-Maria is currently employed by Westpac Group. Her role is developing the Group’s crisis management capabilities with the main focus on the Group Executive Team and assisting in the actual Crisis Management response team. She has a background in national crisis management, coordinating Swedish Government agencies during crisis events. She has also managed a national situation centre and has been an advisor to humanitarian projects in risk environments.

Anna-Maria has a strong interest in the behavioural parts of crisis management and security. She believes that we often put a lot of resources into creating great structures and processes, but often forget about the people who are going to work within those structures. She has also conducted research on hostage negotiators and their capability to perform under pressure.

* Jane Harris, Facility Support Coordinator, Campbelltown City Council

Jane Harris is currently employed as the Facility Support Coordinator at Campbelltown City Council. This position is responsible for the operational management of Security and Cleaning arrangements for over 100 buildings and 80 public amenities. Jane also coordinates the delivery of a series of systems including Access Control and key management, networked CCTV and Street CCTV throughout Campbelltown and Ingleburn.

Jane manages a team of four which, under her guidance, have transformed from a reactive culture to a proactive one embracing collaborative problem solving and continuous improvement. Jane commenced her current role late 2016 having previously worked as an administrative assistant for the team. Jane embraced the steep learning curve required to be able to effectively direct staff and contractors to modernise Councils security equipment and culture.

* Brenna Guiney, Director, Independent Security Professionals

Brenna Guiney, Director at Independent Security Professionals, is a Security Consultant as well as a Sociologist and Social Impact Practitioner. With this combination, she leads the Social Impact Consulting at Independent Security Professionals to bring an understanding of how people will perceive, behave and respond to security and technology strategies to her projects. She has previously conducted extensive research into the sociological reasons behind criminal, antisocial and terrorist behaviour, and the implications that mechanisms of security have on individuals within social and corporate situations.

Brenna has also conducted research into non-criminal behaviour and social phenomenon such as human interaction, stakeholder management and engagement, change management, social engagement with physical spaces, and social policy impacts on minority groups. Her Social Impact clients have ranged from leading Universities and financial institutions, to major government departments where her work has guided key operational and political strategies.

* Monique Keatinge, director, Bridge Publishing

Monique Keatinge is a director of Bridge Publishing, the publisher of Security Electronics & Networks Magazine, SEN website and SEN EDM, as well as a director and organiser of SecTech Roadshow which visits every Australian capital every May. She is also the organiser of Security & Government Expo, held annually in partnership with ASIS ACT.

Monique joined the security industry in 1994 working at Security Australia magazine and co-founded Security Electronics & Networks Magazine in 1998. SEN is a monthly magazine and weekly EDM covering products and applications of security products and technologies for installers, integrators, consultants and end users in corporate and government.

Monique’s role handling national sales, business management and event organisation has put her in close contact with the security industry at all levels for 25 years. She has a keen interest in supporting start-ups and young professionals, education and training, the confluence of security and automation technologies and meeting deadlines in advance. Ω


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