Professor Rouben Azizian
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Rouben Azizian

Rouben Azizian is a Professor and Director of Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS). He has previously taught Political Studies at the University of Auckland prior to 13 years with the US Defense Department’s […]

Hon Heather Roy
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Heather Roy

Hon Heather Roy is director and principal of TorquePoint Limited and Black Swans Limited, and a former New Zealand politician who served as an ACT Party Member of Parliament from 2002 until 2011. From 2006 […]

Laura Toplis, Business Continuity Panning
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Laura Toplis

Laura Toplis is Director of BCP Builder, an online Business Continuity Plan template service, and was previously Business Resilience and Continuity Coordinator for the New Zealand Ambulance Service. She holds a B.A. in English and […]

Ian Lancaster
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Ian Lancaster

Ian Lancaster has many years’ experience in security and authentication. Founder and former MD of Reconnaissance International, a specialist analyst of and consultant in holography and anti-counterfeiting, he served as the general secretary to the […]

Lodge Service
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Ben Macdonald

Ben Macdonald is Chief Technology Officer at Lodge Service, and has over 20 years of retail experience, including 15 years at a management and executive level at Wilko. He has a record in strong leadership and […]

Gary Morrison
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Gary Morrison

Gary Morrison is CEO of the New Zealand Security Association (NZSA). A qualified accountant by trade, Gary joined Armourguard Security as a junior accountant, and during his 20 plus years with the company progressed through […]

Reuben Steff
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Reuben Steff

Dr Reuben Steff is lecturer in International Relations and Global Security at the University of Waikato. Dr Steff holds a PhD in Security Studies and a Masters in International Studies (MInSt) from the University of Otago, […]

Simon Ewing-Jarvie
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Simon Ewing-Jarvie

Dr Simon Ewing-Jarvie is Chief Disruption Officer at Torquepoint Ltd. He served in the New Zealand Army (Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment) for 25 years, with senior roles in peacekeeping operations in Sinai and East Timor. […]

Captain Gregory Laxton CSC RAN
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Gregory Laxton

Captain Gregory Laxton CSC RAN is senior engineer in the Royal Australian Navy Surface Force Command, which comprises the RAN’s major fleet units, including helicopter landing ships, destroyers, frigates and replenishment ships. He was formerly director […]

Wayne Mapp
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Wayne Mapp

The Honourable Dr Wayne Mapp QSO was New Zealand’s Minister of Defence and Minister of Science and Innovation from 2008 to 2011. He served as the Member of Parliament for the North Shore electorate from […]

John Battersby - Massey University Centre for Defence and Security Studies
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John Battersby

Dr John Battersby is the New Zealand Police National Intelligence Centre Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University, and also Senior Sergeant in charge of the Central Specialist Search Group […]

Chris Proctor
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Chris Proctor

Chris Proctor is Head of Visitor Safety, Regional Facilities Auckland, an Auckland Council organisation. Chris spent 28 years in the Intelligence Corps of the British Army, where his role was that of a security consultant […]

J. Scott Hauger
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J. Scott Hauger

Dr J. Scott Hauger is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies where he lectures in environmental security and issues of the global commons. Dr. Hauger’s military service included […]

Line of Defence contributor Ross Browne
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Ross Browne

Ross Browne is Director of Triplex Consulting and a former commercial advisor to the New Zealand Defence Force. Articles (as author) ‘Fee for capability’ the way to fly for RNZAF?, Line of Defence Magazine, Spring […]

Bryson Payne
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Bryson Payne

Dr Bryson Payne is the founding Director of the Center for Cyber Operations Education at the University of North Georgia (UNG), USA, an NSA Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. He is also a […]