Our Team 2020-08-06T07:09:46+00:00

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.


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.



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.


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.


Michael Bell, JP
Location: New South Wales (NSW)

A strong background in operational management with a defined focus on security, safety and protection has seen Michael involved with mass gathering events such as the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games and the 2014 World Parks Congress. Michael is also a well versed and experienced instructor with a superior ability to enhance overall performance and compliance across multiple disciplines. Michael is an extensively qualified self-defence practitioner, holding instructor levels in Krav Maga, Humane Pressure Point Tactics, Control and Restraint, Edged Weapons and Defensive Tactics he brings this unique combination of knowledge and experience into the realm of personal and corporate safety training, risk mitigation and conflict management.


Chris Van Luenen

Chris Van Luenen
Location: New South Wales (NSW)

Chris has a background in High-Risk Construction which has gained him extensive experience in a variety of senior roles across several states around Australia. He is an exceptional communicator and has a structured and efficient approach to liaising with key stakeholders (Clients, Contractors, Local & Federal Government Organisations, Safe Work Inspectors and other Industry Regulators) to ensaure client’s stay informed, maintain best practise compliance and ensure a sound WH&S environment.

Throughout his career, Chris has developed effective customised WH&S documentation frameworks to ensure compliance and has disseminated and implemented these frameworks in a manner that ensures seamless assimilation. He has advanced project management skills and has proven success in ensuring necessary outcomes are achieved within planned timeframes.


What Our Clients Say!

I would highly recommend Praesidium to any organisation seeking to up skill their workforce and mitigate their organisations 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

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