Craig Sheridan APM

Managing Director, Sheridan Consulting Group

Craig has been appointed to a number of notable positions since retiring from the NSW Police Force including Lead Security and Risk Consultant, Vivid Festival Sydney 2016 and 2017, Lead Security and Risk Consultant for Property NSW, introducing an operational readiness framework for New Years Eve 2016 and other major events held across the Sydney Harbour Foreshore,  Lead Security and Risk Consultant, Department of Premier and Cabinet, New Years Eve 2016 and Australia Day 2017 Crowd Management as well as Head of Security, Rugby League World Cup 2017.

Craig has consulted to major organisations in the area of Risk Management, Threat Environment and Counter Terrorism training including consulting with ACES Group to Venues West in WA. Additionally, Craig has completed major risk reviews for Roads and Maritime Services NSW, Arts NSW and Dexus Property Group. Craig has partnered with Deloitte in the areas of Risk management, Recovery and Resilience and provided counter terrorism response training (Responding to Workplace Emergencies) to Prime Group, Red Dawn, Village Roadshow and ANZAC War Memorial.

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’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’s more recent speaking engagements include, The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Leaders Forum 2016 Melbourne and The Global and Cyber Security Forum, Aberdeen Scotland presenting on Understanding Today’s Security Panorama.

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).

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.