Don’s professional career in intelligence and risk analysis for the armed forces, government, diplomatic service and industry spans over 50 years.
His special focus has been on refining concepts and processes for strategic and advanced analytical techniques, pioneering development of structured processes in this field. The result is a doctrine that is uniquely applicable in areas of law enforcement, compliance monitoring and regulation, national security and counter-terrorism, risk and threat assessment as well as corporate competitive intelligence, for which he has received international recognition.
He is widely published on the special subject of strategic intelligence, is the author of the authoritative, award-winning textbook on this topic as well as other related handbooks. He also authored a book on wildlife crime as a strategic commentary and critical appraisal of government policy and legislation, published in 1997. His next book on further developments in strategic analysis practice is due for publication in 2016 and will focus on providing benchmarks and guidelines for strategic intelligence and risk analysis within the law enforcement environment.
Don has qualifications in intelligence analysis, in management, in education, and has been active in designing and conducting a broad range of intelligence training courses globally. As well as classroom teaching, he has written and currently mentors distance-learning programs in intelligence subjects offered worldwide.
He now works as an international consultant in intelligence analysis, education and training. He is actively involved in local education programs while continuing to write and develop training courses under contract to various organisations overseas.
Don has held membershop of several professional intelligence bodies including: two decades with the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA); the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE); the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA); and was appointed Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) in 2012, the Association for which he was the co-founder and Charter President.