Our Team

Scott Taylor, CPP, JP
Founder/Managing Director

With 27 years’ experience across the gamut of the security, safety and risk industry, Scott is a court and tribunal recognised expert and has a strategic and systematic approach to Security Management and Business Continuity Management. Scott is an industry Thought Leader and is often contacted by various media sources as a “Security Industry Specialist Spokesperson” and Expert Witness when security and risk related issues surface in the public arena. He has consulted and lectured throughout the Middle East and USA and has and worked with government, industry regulators and industry across all Australian States and Territories spanning the spectrum of security and risk as well as all industry verticals. Scott sits on numerous International security related councils to ensure he stays abreast of world best practise in his field of expertise which directly translates into improved outcomes for his clients.

You can get in touch with Scott via the contact us page or call him directly on 0416 167 761.

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Nox Tauakipulu, Security, Risk and Performance Development Expert
Location: New South Wales (NSW)

Nox is an active practitioner with 20 years of industry experience across various sectors and is a widely recognised specialist in the areas of business management, security operations, risk mitigation and performance development.

Nox also possesses higher-level industry qualifications and features extensive international experience having worked and trained with various government agencies in the Middle East and the United States.

Nox is also an innovative and dynamic trainer and has facilitated some of the most impactful programs for various security, hospitality, corporate and government organisations. He is also a true believer in the ongoing development and continues to undertake regular training himself domestically and abroad in business, risk, security and tactical related subjects to ensure clients receive the full benefit of his enhanced knowledge-base and skill set.

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Felipe Grez (NSW)
Specialist Consultant

Felipe is a Security, Risk and Training professional with over 21 years of experience in the security industry across various sectors, including 5 years of Senior Operations Management and over 10 years of Training experience. Felipe has worked in various roles across the security industry such as licensed premises, boutique and major events, corporate security as well as security consulting and risk management.

Felipe is also a V.E.T qualified trainer with over 2 years of experience delivering training for both in house and V.E.T training for the security industry, hospitality, corporate and government organisations. Felipe has a passion for helping people and enjoys training people from various backgrounds and vocations.

You can get in touch with Felipe via the contact us page or call him directly on +61 414 472 243.

Jason Spivey
High-Risk Specialist Security Consultant
Close Protection and Counter-Terrorism Tactical Operations
Location: Queensland (QLD)

Jason has been providing high-level security, risk and investigations solutions throughout Australia, New Zealand, Iraq, India, Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea to a diverse client base of Government and private organisations since 2005. Prior to moving into the private sector, Jason spent ten years as a Police Officer including three years within the Queensland Police Tactical Counter Terrorism Unit (SERT).

Jason is proficient in all areas of Security Risk Management and has extensive real-world experience in providing risk/vulnerability assessments and the related consulting, training and advisory risk mitigation services in both hostile and passive work environments. Jason recently completed his Masters in Terrorism and Security Studies with Distinction and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management.

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Josh Reeve
High-Risk Security
Protection Operations and Tactical Planning
Location: Victoria (VIC)

Josh is a security, protection and risk management professional with nearly 20 years’ experience, operating in numerous high-level positions both Domestically and Internationally. He has worked State and Federal law-enforcement in a variety of tactical roles, and successfully provided risk mitigation for numerous corporate and private clients in various Protection, Consulting and Emergency Management Positions.

Throughout his career, Josh has taken every opportunity to learn and expand his skills and experience, having undertaken world’s benchmarked best practice training with some of the world’s leading security and law-enforcement agencies in both tactical operations and command and control functions. This leaves Josh capable of creating, implementing and effectively leading high-level security programs to achieve necessary outcomes regardless of the client type and individual risk landscape.

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Chris Solidarios (NSW)
Specialist Consultant

Chris is an active security and risk professional with a strong focus on leveraging technological solutions to effectively mitigate risk and optimise systems and performance.

Chris currently holds a Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Geography and Urban Studies and Criminology and a Certificate IV in Security and Risk Analysis boasting extensive experience in both the government and private sector.

He also has a background in compliance across multiple industries and Work Health and Safety training and is a current member of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.

You can get in touch with Chris via the contact us page or call him directly on +61 402 169 475.

SECURITY & RISK CONSULTING

Praesidium Risk truly understands that each organisation has a unique risk landscape and as such, a highly personalised approach needs to be undertaken to ensure that any risk treatments are underpinned with operational effectiveness whilst shielding the organisation from disruption and potential losses.

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SECURITY MASTER PLANNING

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SECURITY & COMPLIANCE AUDITS

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INCIDENT RESPONSE

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SPECIALISED TRAINING

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HPI & HNWI

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Testimonials

I would highly recommend Praesidium to any organisation seeking to upskill their workforce and mitigate their organisation’s vulnerabilities.

Steve Van Zwieten, CPP, Managing DIrector, Exact Security

I found Scott’s training to be highly professional, effective, and it was well-received by all who attended, including 2 of our service executives. I have since recommended Praesidium Risk Services to a client and will continue to recommend their services for this type of training.

Scott Nelson, Operations Manager, Gold Crest Security

Since placing our duty management team through the conflict management training program with Praesidium Risk, we’ve witnessed a tangible, and measurable improvement in our team and a reduction in conflicts.

Ben McGuinness ACCM, CHARI, JP, Operations and People Manager Moorebank Sports Club

Redcape Hotel Group has engaged Scott Taylor from Praesidium as our external Security Consultant since November 2015. Scott’s role has been quite diverse and he has been a key element in the development and progression of Redcape’s Security Vision.

Joel Cronan, General Manager Operations, Redcape Hotel Group

We engaged Scott Taylor at Praesidium to do some work with our Management team as well as all Frontline Staff and the feedback from all levels has been overwhelmingly positive. Drawing from diverse areas of study, citing real-life examples and delivered in an engaging and entertaining manner, this program was exactly what we were looking for to raise awareness of real-world challenges we face from both a risk management and customer service perspective

Michael Ruggeri, HR Manager Windsor RSL
We engaged Scott Taylor from Praesidium to conduct Advanced Conflict Training sessions for our security personnel and club Management. Scott provided valuable insight into security fundamentals and overall risk assessment. His information was backed up with real life accounts (experience and footage) and we would definitely recommend Scott for this type of training.
Nely Moat , HR Advisor, Parramatta Leagues Club