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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Leanne Walsh, Consultant

Leanne has over 20 years’ experience in state law enforcement in various roles such as general duties, criminal investigations, human resources, operations and projects.

Throughout her career, her role has involved numerous aspects of public safety and protective security activities as well as enforcing a range of different legislation as part of her operational responsibilities in both regional and metropolitan locations. Her project roles also saw Leanne expand and diversify her skills further by developing a range of education and training packages to assist operational policing capability including developing emergency management exercises.

Leanne has participated in responding to a number of crisis situations as part of Incident Management Teams. Leanne has continued to focus on the vocational education sector and develop her professional practice through additional learning through Resilience NSW. In recent times, Leanne has also spent her time studying body language, deception detection, and situational awareness having acquired an Expert Body Language Certificate from Joe Navarro Body Language Academy, providing unique skills to assist in investigations. Leanne holds a Bachelor of Policing, as well as tertiary qualifications in security and risk management, training and assessing, emergency management and government investigations.

Fernando Suarez, Consultant

Fernando joins the Praesidium Team with 16 years of security industry experience and 12 years facilities and building management experience across the Government and Private sectors. He is the Former Building and Physical Security Manager / Agency Security Advisor for the NSW Crime Commission and also possesses an NV1 clearance.

Fernando has vast knowledge and experience in WH&S, Emergency Management, Safety and Security and is truly passionate about developing safe and secure environments through detailed stakeholder liaison and effective risk mitigation

Nox Tauakipulu, Senior Consultant – Strategy & Risk
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.

Felipe Grez (NSW)
Senior Consultant & Auditor

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.

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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Bianca Gerritsen,
Executive Assistant

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

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 & COMPLIANCE AUDITS

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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INCIDENT RESPONSE

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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SPECIALISED TRAINING

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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HPI & HNWI

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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Testimonials

I had two staff attend the Conflict Identification & Response Methodology Program training on the 28th October 2021. My staff said the training was fantastic. Clear information, good interaction with Scott – the facilitator and really helpful guidance. One of the team actually used training points when confronted by an intoxicated client in the office. Highly recommend for anyone who interacts with the community
T.Whitehouse, Manager, Macarthur Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
The training was really relevant to the work that I do and loved the de-escalation techniques and talk down process. The facilities were great and it was a really flexible learning environment
N.Hand

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