Jason Brown is the National Security Director for Thales in Australia and New Zealand. He is responsible for international trade and security liaison with government, law enforcement and intelligence communities to develop cooperative arrangements to minimise risk to Thales and those in the community that it supports. He is also responsible to ensure compliance with international and Commonwealth requirements for trade control, national security and relevant federal and state laws.
Before joining Thales in 2004 Jason had 27 years experience in Commonwealth Government with appointments which include;
· Assistant Secretary - Defence Imagery and the Geospatial Organisation,
· Director General - Safety, Compensation and People Development,
· Assistant Secretary - Defence Security,
· Various appointments in the Attorney General's Security portfolio in the areas of counter terrorism and security policy and investigations,
He has served on a number of senior boards and committees in both the Public Sector and Private Institutions. Including;
· Member of ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission 2007 to 2015.
· Fellow and member of the Governing Board of the Australian Risk Policy Institute (ARPI) as Director, Global Security Risk Policy.
· Chair of the Australasian Council of Security Professionals 2009 - 2012.
· Senior Regional Vice President ASIS International Group 20 2009 - 2012,
· Member of the National Centre for Security Standards from 2006 - 2011.
· Chair of Australian Defence Security Committee 1999 – 2002.
He is currently;
· Chair of the Security Professionals Australasia.
· Chair of Australian Standards Committee (MB25) for Security and Resilience.
· Chair of the International Standards Committee for Risk Management (ISO TC262).
· Member of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.
· Member of the Cyber Security Standards Taskforce.
· Deputy Chair of the Forum of Australian Security Executives (FASE)
Jason has a number of publications in the areas of client service, risk management intelligence management and security. He is internationally known speaker in the areas of risk, intelligence, security, innovation, export and arms control, scenario and strategic planning. He is a Fellow of the Security Institute and ARPI, a member of ASIS International, the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, the Risk Management Institution of Australasia and holds Security Professional Chartered status in the UK and Registered Professional status with SPR-A. He is a member of Australian Information Security Association, ASIS International and the Risk Management Institute of Australasia
He was awarded the Australian Security Medal for Conspicuous Service in February 2011. In 2019 IFSEC International recognised him in the top 20 globally influential persons in Security and Fire Management.