Craig SheridanA retired Commissioned Police Officer professional with 29 year’s experience with the NSW Police Force. Craig held a senior management role as Commander of the State Planning Unit, Major Events & Incidents Group, focused on strategic leadership, public order management, emergency management, strategic planning, continuous improvement, risk management and business/ operations planning. Craig was responsible for the development, maintenance and lecturing of the Incident Commanders Course at the NSW Police Force Leadership College.

Craig was the key NSWPF contact for The Department of Premier and Cabinet (Protocol and Special Events Division) and Destination NSW. This included responsibility for activation of the Police Operations Centre/Government Coordination Centre in the event of a major incident or emergency.

Craig led the NSWPF Operational planning response for over 100 Major Operations State-wide including operational support for emergency management response this extended interstate and abroad. Major coordination operations included the NSWPF response for the G20 events in NSW held during 2014 and was part of the security working group planning the G20 events within Australia for 2014, the NSWPF Security response and planning to the 2015 Asian Football Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Craig’s diverse background, expert knowledge and respected reputation has resulted in many invitations as a key note speaker both in Australia and abroad. Craig’s speaking duties have covered The Terrorism and Major Events APEC meeting in Vancouver 2012, Asia Pacific Venue

Management Conference 2014, Asia Pacific Venue Management Congress 2015, FIFA Zurich, Switzerland for Australia World Football Cup bid 2010, OSAC (US Government overseas security advisory panel), National Australia Day Committee, Crowd safety Seminar, Sydney 2014

Craig has represented the NSW Police Force at many international events including the Australian Government Observers program Qatar Asian Cup 2011, observer to NYPD security operations in support of United Nations General events in New York and major event security planning with other Federal Agencies in Washington.

Craig has had notable membership appointments as Director, Asia Pacific Special Olympics Board from 2012, Member of Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics Command “Strike Force Eagle” Incident Management Team, attained Secret and Top Secret National Security clearance, Member of NSW Government Events Operations Group – Executive (policy development) and a member of NSW Police Force Strategic Intelligence Board.

Craig’s current membership includes, Member Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD), Monash University Alumni Member since 2012, Director, Asia Pacific Special Olympic Games, Member of NSW Government EOG (Events Operations Group) Executive (policy development), Member of Bathurst V8 Supercars Advisory panel.

Craig holds an Executive Masters Degree in 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).

Since retiring from the NSW Police Force Craig has consulted to organisations in the area of Risk Management, Threat Environment and Counter Terrorism training. He has recently completed a major risk review for Roads and Maritime Services NSW and is currently providing counter terrorism response training (Responding to Workplace Emergencies) to Prime Group, Red Dawn, Village Roadshow and ANZAC War Memorial. He has partnered with Deloitte in the areas of Risk management, Crisis management, Business resilience and recovery.