The Registry

Steve Mark


Steve Mark is a lawyer by profession, and is presently the New South Wales Legal Services Commissioner.

He is Chairman of the Australian Section of the International Commission of Jurists (“ASICJ”) and was President of the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board from 1988 to 1994.

Steve is also a director of Midnight Basketball, which produces basketball competitions for “at risk” street kids.

Steve was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at Macquarie University in October 2000.

Steve was appointed as a member to the Council of International House, The University of Sydney in January 2010. 

In January 2010, Steve Mark was appointed Registrar, Australasian Register of Security Professionals which has been established to set competencies and criteria for the registration of security professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2011, Steve Mark was appointed Technical Committee Member to the International Standards for Security Agencies Technical Committee.

In 2012, Steve Mark was appointed as a member to the University of New England, School of Law Advisory Board.


Jason Brown FSYI, Aust Security Medal

Deputy Registrar

Jason Brown is the National Security Director for Thales in Australia.  He is responsible for security liaison with government, law enforcement and intelligence communities to develop cooperative arrangements to minimise risk to Thales Australia and those in the community that it supports. 

Before joining Thales in 2004 Jason had 27 years experience in Commonwealth Government with appointments which include;

  • Assistant Secretary - Defence Imagery and the Geospatial Organisation,
  • Director General - Safety, Compensation and People Development,
  • Assistant Secretary - Defence Security, and
  • Various appointments in the Attorney General's Security portfolio in the areas of counter terrorism and security policy and investigations.

He has served on a number of senior boards and committees in both the Public Sector and Private Institutions.  Including;

  • Deputy Registrar Security Professionals Registry – Australasia.
  • Senior Regional Vice President ASIS International Group 20 2008-2012,
  • Member of ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission.
  • Fellow of the British Security Institute.
  • A Director of the Australian Risk Policy Institute.
  • Honorary Fellow, Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorist Centre Macquarie University.
  • Chair of the Australasian Council of Security Professionals 2009-2012.
  • Chair of Australian Defence Security Committee 1999 – 2002.

Jason has a number of publications in the areas of client service, intelligence management and security.  He is internationally known speaker in the areas of intelligence, security, innovation, export control, scenario and strategic planning.  He is a member of ASIS International, British Security Institute, National Gallery of Australia Foundation, Risk Management Institution of Australasia, Royal United Services Institute and University House. He was awarded the Australian Security Medal for Conspicuous Service in February 2011.


Don Williams CPP MIExpE, IABTI, Aust Security Medal

Executive Officer

Don provides strategic security analysis: “What are we trying to protect, why and from whom? Then we can determine how”.   Don has over 25 year’s experience in security consulting to the public and private sectors and develops solutions that fit within the client’s operating environment. 

He has particular expertise in bomb incident security and safety and is recognised as a leader in the field having written and presented widely including being the lead writer for the chapter on Bomb Incident Management in the Protection of Assets Manual.


The Honorable Professor Peter Anderson AM


Professor Anderson has been the Director of the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT) at Macquarie University since December 2005. His earlier career included 2 years as a NSW public servant, 10 years as member of the NSW Police Force (mainly as a Police Prosecutor) and over 15 years as a Member of the NSW Parliament. He was a senior Minister (1981-88 Police & Health) and a Shadow Minister (1989-94).

Professor Anderson was an Alderman on Penrith City Council from 1977 to 1983 and currently chairs the Board of Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Limited. He is a Board member of the Council for Asian Transnational Threats Research (CATR), the Australasian Council for Security Professionals (ACSP) and the Security Professionals’ Registry – Australasia (SPR-A).

Steve Jackson OAM, MAICD


Steve was appointed to the role of Group Head of Security and Facilitation at Qantas Airways on 1 December 2008 and has global accountability for strategic, policy setting and operational security and facilitation functions throughout the Qantas Group.  Steve is also one of a small number of Crisis Chairs charged with the responsibility for leading, managing and coordinating the Qantas Group’s response to a crisis or emergency situation.

Prior to joining Qantas, Steve enjoyed a career with the Australian Federal Police spanning almost 21 years during which time he played key leadership roles across a wide range of policing functions in both community and national policing. 

Steve is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Police Management Police Executive Leadership Program;  a graduate of the Australian Federal Police Management of Serious Crime Program; a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; an Alumni member of the Australian Graduate School of Management; a Board Member of the Security Professionals Registry; and one of the founding members and Chairman of the Australian Security Medals Foundation.


Rita Parker


Rita Parker is a Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy and a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Infrastructure Protection, George Mason University, Virginia, USA. As a former senior policy advisor to both State and Federal governments in Australia, she has a well established background in security and resilience issues across a range of topics including counter-terrorism, pandemics, aviation security, crisis management and civil-military cooperation for humanitarian relief operations.  Her current work and research relate to the impact of non-traditional security threats and has been published in the US, Malaysia and Australia.  Rita has a Master of Business Administration.