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Craig Sheridan

Craig Sheridan

Emerging Risk and Security Management Considerations for Events in the Current Threat Environment

Planning for Events requires detailed Risk Assessment as the pillar for the delivery of a safe and successful Event. In this session we will explore risk categories in the current threat environment and the mitigation strategy surrounding.

Skills and Outcomes:

  • Identifying the correct risk categories specific to your Event
  • Case Studies from Major Events in Greenfield sites, Venues and Stadia
  • How the current threat environment and compliance requirements effect event planning and budgeting

Craig has consulted to major organisations and events in the areas of Risk, Security and Crowd Management, Emergency Management and Hostile Vehicle Management for both the private sector and government organisations both nationally and internationally.
Craig is a specialist in C4 Management through his experience as NSW Police Commander of The State Planning Unit, Major Events and Incidence Group for over 10 years and his role as Managing Director of Sheridan Consulting Group. Craig’s experience and knowledge places him in constant demand to perform the roles of Event Control Coordinator and Chief Warden at many events across the country and overseas.
Key events where Craig is engaged as the Lead Security Risk and Emergency Management Advisor are Vivid Sydney, SXSW Sydney, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney WorldPride as well as many major sporting events including World Cup Championships in basketball, swimming, football and cycling.
Craig holds an Executive Master of Public Administration, an Advanced Diploma in Police Management, Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, Advanced Diploma is Security Risk Management, Diploma in Training and Assessment Systems, Diploma of Event Management and Cert IV in Frontline Management (Business).
Craig is a current Member of OSAC – Overseas Security Advisory Council – US Department of State, Association Global Event Suppliers (AGES), ASIS International and ASIAL – Australian Security Industry Association Limited. Craig was appointed to the Board of Directors, Australian Mass Participation Sporting Events Alliance (AMPSEA).