About Us

Craig Sheridan APM
Managing Director

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

Craig has consulted to major organisations in the areas of Risk and Crowd Management, Threat Management, Emergency Management and Counter Terrorism Training for both the private sector and government organisations both nationally and internationally.

Craig has completed major Risk Assessments and Protective Security Strategies for New City Developments, Strategic Risk Reviews for Roads and Maritime Services NSW, Transport NSW, Health NSW, Legal Aid NSW, Arts NSW and Destination NSW including major events such as Vivid Sydney, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney New Years Eve.

Craig has partnered with Deloitte in the areas of Risk management, Recovery and Resilience and facilitated Counter Terrorism Response Training (Responding to Workplace Emergencies) to many organisations

Prior to Craig establishing Sheridan Consulting Group Pty Ltd he held a senior management role as Commander of the State Planning Unit, Major Events and Incidents Group, NSW Police Force, 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 has several international appointments advising in the Middle East region including Security Risk Advisor Misk City Saudi Arabia, Master Planner Abha Saudi Arabia National Day Military Parade and Celebrations, Operations Senior Security Advisor to G20 Secretariat Saudi Arabia and working with the Diriyah Gate Development Authority Saudi Arabia on the Master Plan Event Strategy.

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 holds an Executive Master of 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).

In 2015 Craig was awarded the prestigious Australian Police Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours for distinguished service by a member of an Australian Police Force.

Craig has held 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, Member of NSW Government Events Operations Group, Executive (policy development), and a member of NSW Police Force Strategic Intelligence Board.

Craig is a current Member of OSAC – Overseas Security Advisory Council – US Department of State, ASIS International and ASIAL – Australian Security Industry Association Limited. Craig was recently appointed to the Board of Directors, Australian Mass Participation Sporting Events Alliance (AMPSEA) and Chairman The Island Fiji.

A summary of Craig’s appointments as Managing Director, Sheridan Consulting Group are:

  • 2023, 2022: World Pride Lead Security and Risk Consultant, event Strategy
  • 2022, 2021: Venues NSW Security and Risk Consultant
  • 2022, 2021: Salesforce World Tour, ASEAN and ANZ,  Lead Security and Risk Consultant
  • 2022: Aqua Rugby Australia, Security and Risk Consultant, Chief Warden
  • 2022: DNSW Elevate Sydney Festival, Security and Risk Consultant
  • 2021: CBRE NYE Security and Risk Consultant
  • 2021: NYE Celebrations North Sydney Council Security and Risk Consultant
  • 2020, 2019: G20 2020 Riyadh Saudi Arabia Operations, Senior Advisor to the G20 Secretariat
  • 2020: Misk City Saudi Arabia, Security Advisor to Misk Organisation
  • 2020, 2019: 36th Americas Cup, Auckland  New Zealand – Head Security Advisor, City Readiness C3 and Security Review
  • 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016: Destination NSW Vivid Festival, Lead Security and Risk Advisor, Hostile Vehicle Management And Target Hardening Implementation
  • 2020, 2019, 2018: Salesforce World Tour Sydney, Lead Security Risk Advisor and Event Security Management
  • 2019: Aseer Province, Saudi Arabia, Abha National Day Celebration – Master Planner – Development of C4 and JOC build delivery of Military Parade and 89th Saudi Arabian National Day Celebrations in Abha City.
  • 2019, 2018: New Years Eve Sydney – Security Risk Advisor, Target Hardening Strategy and Tabletop Exercises Facilitator
  • 2019: GEO 2019 Plenary and Ministerial Summit – Lead Security Advisor and Security Operations Manager
  • 2019: TEG Live USA Basketball Tour – Lead Security Risk Advisor and Head of Security
  • 2019, 2018,2017: Supercars Australia – Lead Security and Risk Advisor
  • 2019: Bayside Council – Lead Security and Risk Advisor
  • 2019: Spotless, Downer Group – Strategic Security and Risk Consultant,
  • 2019, 2018: AFL Emergency Management – Security and Risk Services Grand Final Events 
  • 2018, 2019 : Lead Risk & Security Advisor Barangaroo Delivery Authority
  • 2018: The Star Entertainment Group – Group Security Director – Development of Security Crowd strategy and plan for Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018. 
  • 2018: World Congress of Accountants – Lead Security Risk Advisor – Development and implementation of Security Strategy
  • 2018: Wheelchair World Rugby Championships Organising Committee – Head of Security and Risk (arrival airport, venues at Sydney Olympic Park, Hotels, Transport)
  • 2018: Invictus Games, Sydney Security Risk Advisor – Security Strategy and Policy 
  • 2017: Rugby League World Cup Head of Security
  • 2017,2018: Lead Security, Risk and Emergency Management Advisor, Place Management Property NSW (Darling Harbour, The Rocks and Circular Quay precincts) BAU and major events
  • 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 completed Security planning for various major events and organisations including;
  • Sail GP, Royal Botanical Gardens NYE and Vivid, City Of Sydney, City of Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park Authority for Major Event planning, Australian Catholic Youth Festival, Department of Premier and Cabinet (advisor on Security and NYE Integrated Crowd Management 2016, 2017), Newcastle Council, Bayside Council, City of Perth, City of South Perth, City of Armadale, Sutherland Shire Council, City of Canterbury Bankstown, Sydney Cricket
Chris Zammit
Executive Consultant

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

He has received regional commendations for his dedication, leadership and initiative displayed during his successful law enforcement tenure. He transitioned to the security industry in 2017 working with a major sporting code to lead protective security risk frameworks and capability, emergency planning and management functions, state and federal law enforcement liaison, incident response and communications processes.

He has significant experience applying security risk management to stadia, educational institutions, security companies, distribution centres, construction projects, sporting organisations and major events.

Chris presents with the ability to provide strategic vision, exceed operational objectives, lead by example and make sound decisions under pressure. His approach to security is to ensure it’s a business enabler and treated as your competitive advantage, rather than a cost centre with no ROI. He believes that having honest conversations to truly understand risks and challenges, places organisations in the best position to protect what they have, whilst strategically moving forward and creating opportunities.


  • Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Investigations)
  • Diploma of Security and Risk Management
  • Level 5 Award in Corporate Risk and Crisis Management (United Kingdom)
  • Level 5 Award in Planning and Management of Major Events (United Kingdom)

Current certified member of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (M.ISRM)
ASIS International

Chris Leondis
Executive Consultant

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

Chris’s service in the Australian Defence Force has led him on multiple deployments across Malaysia and Australian border protection. Chris has a vast range of real-world experience and qualifications ranging from certificates in security operations to public safety and first aid, care of the tactical casualty and CPR.

Taking this knowledge and his experience in the security industry, it has led him to operate in, and lead teams through multiple high stake venue security details including Sydney’s most luxury hotel, VIP functions, Events and celebrity VIP close protection, where client satisfaction and safety is the key. Chris’s time spent working in security and close protection has taken him on entertainment tours world wide ranging from Philippines and South East Asia to Mexico and South America. Client and crowd safety, Risk Assessment, Transport and client image was the top priority when facing work in these countries.

Chris has many qualifications and characteristics that are vital to providing superior customer service. Chris is a leader and relates well with clients on a personal, yet professional level and has experience in Protective Security Risk Assessment, Major Event Control Room Coordination, Chief Warden and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Assessment.

  • Current Security 1ACEB and Master license.

  • Various military Qualifications and courses including Leadership courses, Vital Asset Protection,security and risk assessments, threat analysis, reconnaissance and surveillance.

  • Level 1 & 2 MAC 7 trained in Security and Counter Terrorism awareness, prevention and reaction.

  • Cert III in Aquatic Safety and public rescue 

    ( completed 2016 )

  • Electrical apprenticeship ( 2010- 2014)

  • Current First aid and CPR

  • Bronze medallion ( 2016 )

  • Confined spaces and working at heights permit ( 2018 )

  • Commanding officers commendation awarded on Operation Resolute ( Australian Boarder Protection )

  • Soldierly conduct award ( awarded for continually striving for excellence regardless of adversity )

  • Australian Operation Medal

  • Australian Defence Medal

Brett Lloyd Executive

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

During his time in the NSW Police Force Brett received commendations including, NSW Police Medal, Bravery Award for professionalism, tenacity and astute decision making whilst under threat, NSW State Government Service Medal for Emergency and Recovery Response and Well as numerous Citations and Commendations for Bravery.

Brett has successfully transferred the skills and knowledge gained through his experience as a NSW Police Officer across to his role as Executive Consultant. 

Brett continues to build his skills and knowledge as a Security, Risk and Emergency Consultant for Sheridan Consulting Group having successfully completed many projects with a positive and ‘can do’ approach to all work he undertakes. 

Brett is a team player that thrives in a challenging environment where actions need to be decisive and communication with all team members and stakeholders is paramount.


  • Diploma of Security Risk Management 
  • Certificate IV in Security Management
  • Certificate IV in Security Risk Analysis
  • Incident Command and Control Systems
  • Investigator Course
  • Incident and Emergency Management Course
  • Diploma of Policing Practice

Gavin Lennon

HVM expert Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

In 2007 Gavin completed honors degree in Advanced Medical & Radiation Physics from the University of Wollongong. As a part of this degree Gavin completed a major research project in conjunction with the CSIRO developing security procedures for cargo scanning in Australian airports and shipping terminals.

In November of 2007 Gavin was employed by the NSW Police Force as a Collision Reconstruction expert tasked primarily with providing expert, highly technical evidence for the investigation and prosecution of serious motor vehicle collisions. Gavin was the founding member of the Collision Reconstruction team within the NSW Police Force having written the Standard Operating Procedures by which they are now governed by.

Gavin’s expertise also extended into the investigation of aeronautical and nautical collisions, shootings and falls, providing expert evidence for hundreds of matters in all levels of court within NSW.

In 2018 Gavin became the leading technical review officer for all vehicle barrier testing and subsequent scientific report writing conducted by the Australia-New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee, reviewing all testing conducted and validating the technical data contained within the resulting reports that are protected by Crown Copyright 2018. 

As a Collision Reconstructionist, Gavin has developed extensive skills in 3D imaging techniques and has adopted these techniques to provide state of the art pre and post event security planning. These skills were put to work as the chief Hostile Vehicle Mitigation assessor for the 2018 Invictus Games held at Sydney Olympic Park and a number of other major projects across NSW.

Ian Norrington
Executive Consultant

Safety and Security Specialist Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

Ian is a specialist consultant in Safety and Security Risk ranging from consulting, operations and management of VIP close personal protection and bodyguards. Ian provides clients with superior service including threat assessment and implementation of control measures to ensure the most effective protection.

Ian has held the position of Security Director for a number of clients including high net with individuals, artists, bands and executives.  Ian is an expert in deploying appropriate countermeasures relating to all aspects of safety, security and logistics. Ian is an expert in;

  • Logistics Management
  • Protective Security Management Planning and Operations
  • Development and implementation of Critical Management Planning
  • Liaison with Law Enforcement 
  • Deployment of Security Assets
  • Security Risk Management 
  • Security Operating Procedures
  • Crisis Management Plans
  • Kidnap, ransom and extortion consulting
  • Critical asset and infrastructure protection
  • Investigations and Surveillance
  • Technical Surveillance Counter Measures

Ian holds the following qualifications;

  • Licensed for Bodyguard, Close Protection
  • Security Risk Management
  • Crowd Control and Management
  • Security Licensed in NSW, QLD
Alan Clarke
Executive Consultant

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

As Commander MEIG Alan was responsible for all high-risk public order response, major event planning and emergency operations.  As such, he oversaw operations such as Sydney New Years Eve Celebrations, Sydney Mardi Gras, Anzac Day Events Statewide and Australia Day Celebrations.  He was also the NSW Police Commander for the 2015 Asia Football Cup, 2015 Cricket World Cup as well as security operations such as G20 2014, and numerous dignitary visits.

In addition Alan has led many significant corporate projects such as the introduction of ‘Taser’ as a police tactical option and implementation of Body Worn Video for front line officers.  He was also a member of the NSW Police Corporate Systems Management Committee, (overseeing a complete upgrade of the state firearms licensing system) the Commissioners Executive Team and Chair of the Command Level Training Board.

In 2010 Alan was appointed to the position of Deputy State Emergency Operations Controller and assumed responsibility for NSW Police Emergency Management Unit.  As a result he performed the role of State Emergency Operations Controller during emergencies such as the 2013 Blue Mountains Bush Fires, numerous flood events and the Lindt Café Terrorism Incident.  He coordinated interstate and overseas deployments in response to Victorian bushfires, Queensland floods and the Christchurch earthquake.  Alan also held positions on the State Emergency Management Committee and the State Rescue Board.

In 2014 Alan was tasked by the Commissioner to introduce a framework for police safety and security following the heightened terrorism threat.  He subsequently devised statewide security guidelines, which were adopted under the title of ‘Alert’. He also established and chaired the Alert Safety Management Committee, which assessed threats and co-ordinated security reviews and upgrades to premises, including Police Headquarters and the Sydney Police Centre.

Prior to his retirement Alan prepared a proposal for a full upgrade to the NSW Police Operations Centre incorporating the latest in security technology.  Most particularly vision analytics, weak artificial intelligence and knowledge boards incorporating the latest in geo-special data.

Alan is recognised as an expert in his field.   He was a visiting teaching fellow of the NSW Police Command College, has presented at conferences on an international basis and undertaken study tours in the United Kingdom, USA, Switzerland, Germany and Canada.

He has developed an international network of colleagues in police, security, intelligence and emergency management fields. He holds an Executive Master of Public Administration (Sydney University) and is in receipt of numerous medals and awards including the prestigious Australian Police Medal, Commissioner’s Commendation for Bravery and Commissioner’s Certificate of Merit for event Security.

Graeme Stokes
Executive Consultant

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

He has been involved in large scale operations and events, including the planning, risk assessment and work health and safety issues for both local and international events. Some of the major events where Graham’s expertise has been vital are; Sydney Olympic Games 2000, APEC – G20, multiple Sydney New Years Eve, World Youth Day, multiple Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Invictus Games – Sydney and Rugby World Cup.

Graham has also been involved with many dignitary visits ensuring the safety of international Political Leaders and Royalty public figures. This involved implementing strategies over numerous parties an also sweeping venues to ensure a safe and secure visit. He has also coordinated numerous bomb and missing persons searches and gathering crucial evidence  of high profile cases.

Graham’s extensive riot and public order experience required Graham to plan, attend and coordinate the response to the Macquarie Fields riot, Redfern and Cronulla Riots and also Hyde Park Riots, all of which were deemed a successful response from NSW Police.

Graham’s knowledge and skill sets are well respected in the policing and security industry and his expertise is highly regarded.



Geno Barrone

Global Operations.
Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

A Protective services professional with extensive experience providing services for all threat types including Armed Protection Services, Close Quarters Tactical Training, Handcuff Cert, Baton Cert, Torres E.P Training, Established, documented and demonstrated professional and courteous protocols.


  • Security & Executive Protection Agent – 22+ years experience
  • Independent Contractor and Consultant – Globally
  • Investigations Experience

Work Experience

Security Contractor and Regional Manager with knowledge and experience in Global Operations and logistics. Geno has managed events ranging from few attendees to 10,000+ attendees worldwide across all types of venues, convention centres, hotels, ballrooms, sports arenas, street festivals and locations such as Paris, London, Toronto, NYC, San Francisco, Boston, Orlando, Miami, clients include;

  • Salesforce, Globally
  • ServiceNow, Las Vegas
  • Google I/O /Next
  • Blackberry World Conference, 8 years, Orlando FL and South Africa
  • Samsung San Francisco
  • Amazon Las Vegas

Geno’s expertise includes the management and operationalising of site advance and risk assessments, venue walkthroughs, guard staff management, incident response, VIP management and handling, magnetometer and bag search operations, crowd management, crowd flow and perimeter control. Create and submit incident reports and after-action reports. Geno works closely with stakeholder corporate security teams, venue and venue security, Police, K9, EMS to ensure a safe and secure event to meet client expectations.

VIP / Personal Protection

  • 2 Affluent Families, Boston MA
  • Andrew Card, Boston MA
  • Princess Al-Ahawa Al-Sabha (Kuwait), Boston MA
  • Prince Momo (Nigeria) Boston
  • US Senator Daniel Inouye, Boston MA
  • Governor Paul Celucci, Boston MA
  • Governor William Weld
  • WILL I AM of Black Eye Peas, Orlando FL
  • Don Omar, Miami FL
  • Prince MoMo, Miami FL
  • Joss Stone, Orlando FL
  • WWE Wrestler John Cena
  • RNC Tampa for Fox News Network Talent: (Pinkerton)
  • Megan Kelly
  • Sean Hannity
  • Neil Cavuto
  • Karl Rove
  • Jennifer Lopez/Alex Rodriguez
  • Jay-Z / Beyonce

Event Security Coordinator

  • Zumizes X-Games, 3 years, Philadelphia PA
  • International Gem & Jewelry Show, 6 years, Marlborough MA
  • Today Show talent E.P detail (Pinkerton) Miami, FL

High Value Asset Protection and Transport

  • Stacks Bowers Inc, NYC, NY
  • Whitman Coin & Publishing, Philadelphia PA 
  • Heritage Auctions, Dallas TX
  • Ferrari Express, NYC NY

Disaster Relief Sub-Contractor (Post and Patrol)

  • US Coast Guard (heightened security during 911), Charleston MA
  • Steele Foundation For Client MCI (post Hurricane Katrina), New Orleans LA
  • FDIC (Bank takeovers), Hartford CT
  • Home Depot loss prevention Homestead FL (Pinkerton)
  • Key west disaster relief 2017 (Pinkerton)

Other Training

  • NIMS Certified (National Incident Management System) 
  • Florida licenses held: G, D, CCW C FL 
  • Investigations License: Course
  • CPR/AED Cert 
  • First Responders Cert


  • Associate of Arts : Law Enforcement, 1990
  • Northern Essex – Haverhill, MA
Stephen Mutton

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

In the past four years of his career, Stephen performed the community engagement role which was challenging and constantly evolving by interacting and supporting numerous new and emerging communities throughout Melbourne. Stephen developed strong and robust partnerships with government and non-government organisations ensuring an all agencies approach in dealing with local issues that impact on crime, terrorism related matters and public safety.

Stephen possesses extensive experience and skills in event management, risk management, emergency management and contingency planning. Throughout his police career, Stephen performed management and leadership roles at many events including:

  • The World Economic Forum held in Melbourne in 2000;
  • Police Forward Commander at the Flemington Spring Racing Carnival from 2004 to 2006;
  • Police Venue Commander at the Rod Laver Arena for the 2006 Commonwealth Games;
  • The G20 Conference held in Melbourne in 2006;
  • Police Venue Commander for the FINA World Swimming Championships in 2007;
  • Police Forward Commander at a significant number of sporting events including AFL, Cricket, and Soccer at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where large crowds of up to 100,000 would be in attendance, events at Marvel Stadium and also the Australian Tennis Open at Melbourne Park; and
  • Police Forward Commander roles at numerous public events including parades, New Year’s Eve celebrations, White Night and Moomba events, and demonstrations where tens of thousands of protesters would be in attendance.

Stephen has attained a Master in Leadership and Management (Policing), Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management; Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management; awarded the Victoria Police Annual Multicultural Award in 2017 and awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2019. 

Indiana Belle
Consultant Events Specialist

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

Her recent work on major-events include: Expo 2020 Dubai, Sydney New Year’s Eve, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Sydney, White Night Reimagined 2019, Vivid Sydney, Australia Day and Invictus Games 2018.

With a degree in Production, specialising in stage management, Indi has cultivated a passion for creative endeavours in events, through her experience in operations and production. She relishes the tasks of strategic planning and scheduling, bringing departments together to produce seamless and safe events. 

Working regularly on complex events has refined Indi’s skills managing large data sets that inform planning and delivery. She works to find efficiencies in these processes to assist the delivery of site and venue operations and provide valuable information to other functional areas. 

In busy, high-pressure control room environments Indi is solutions driven, being a reliable point of knowledge and calm, ensuring colleagues feel safe and supported. Her ability to critically analyse short and long-term outcomes of decisions has proven invaluable throughout her career. 

Indi’s experience has led to an ongoing fascination with industry developments in the safe delivery of events, seeking out opportunities to expand knowledge and skills in the areas of readiness planning, HVM strategies and emergency management. 

Greg Butler

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

Greg held management roles in the Major Events and Incidents Group, completing, managing or oversighting projects addressing leadership, public order management, emergency management, strategic planning, continuous improvement, policy writing and review along with training and risk management.

Greg has considerable experience in the planning, development, implementation, management and monitoring of emergency responses regarding workplace and community safety strategies, including as the NSW Police Force, State Coordinator for OH&S and his work with the NSW Police Association.

Greg was a member of NSW Government Task forces including the NSW Government Pandemic Task Force, which gathered experts from each key combat agency and was managed by the Premiers and Cabinet Department. This Task Force prepared detailed plans regarding the management of the community during a health Pandemic.

Since retiring in 2012 Greg has operated as an independent Consultant in the areas of Emergency Management, Work Health and Safety plus as an authorised consultant for Beaware Solutions Pty Ltd. Greg has completed work for all types of clients including State and Local Governments, non-government organisations, child care and aged care organisations plus all varieties of business groups.

Greg recently commenced with the industry leading, Sheridan Consulting Group. The work with Sheridan Consulting Group renews the team of Craig Sheridan and Greg working together, which was extremely successful during their time at NSW Police.

Greg has extensive experience delivering training including with TAFE NSW. Greg trains in Work Health and Safety and ethics.  His qualifications and experience ensures he provides a broad spectrum approach to risk management for all clients.

Shane Cox

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

Shane is an expert in Risk and Emergency Management and was responsible for implementing the command management framework to new satellite police stations in the Greater Sydney area as well as implementing Strategic Risk Assessments as required. Shane is a qualified security advisor and private investigator, specialising in the field of security/ risk assessment. He holds the following qualifications:

  • Business Management
  • Diploma of Policing
  • Licensed Security Advisor
  • Licensed Private Investigator
Bob O'Riordan

Sheridan Consulting Group P/L

Over 30 years of Training and Operational experience of Major events, including the 2000 Sydney Olympics, 2007 APEC Conference, World Youth Day event 2008, Numerous New Years Eve and other large crowd events. Bob played a pivotal role in Planning and Coordinating many IPP and VIP Dignitary visits to NSW and Australia.


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