Braven Group Services supplies integrated security, risk and investigation solutions. With decades of law enforcement and corporate security knowledge across Australia, and a commitment to customer service, Braven can ensure your investigation, risk and security requirements are met. Experienced in

  • Investigations (criminal, corporate, HR and private)
  • Surveillance/covert operations
  • Security risk

and backed by a strong team of licenced specialists, including fellow investigators, technicians, field operatives, support staff and administration personnel. Together the team forms Braven. We take great pride in recruiting based on their high-levels of experience and industry expertise to meet our client’s needs.


Our People

Brad Pages-Oliver


Brad served with distinction for 25 years in the WA Police Service with the majority of his Policing career in the criminal investigation field. Brad worked as an undercover operative and was the case officer in a number of high profile investigations ranging from murder, sex assault and serious drug related matters. Brad's last years in the WA Police were in charge of the Wembley Detectives managing a large team of Detectives investigating serious crime in the Perth western suburbs.

In 2003 Brad was given the opportunity to take up the role as the State Manager for the Australia Post Corporate Security Group and progressed to the role of Regional Manager overseeing Australia Posts security operations and investigations across Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. During his 11 years with Australia Post, Brad gained a wealth of experience in corporate security focusing on the delivery and retail operations of Australia Post while building on a consultancy approach to the security needs of its wide and varied customers. He built strategic partnerships within a large range of state and commonwealth agencies and private sector groups.

Brad has received commendations for his role in major investigations and holds qualifications in Criminal Investigation, Covert Operations, Fraud Control Management, and Safety.

Brad is committed to providing a customer focused investigation and security service whilst ensuring discretion and client confidentiality is maintained.


Craig Pages-Oliver


As a Director, Craig brings to Braven over 30 years of industry experience across both the private and public sectors. His customer centric approach will see Craig working closely with new and existing clients to provide them with best-of-breed service across all of our investigation and security services. Craig served with distinction in the WA Police Service for nearly 20 years, the last 7 of those within the Bureau of Criminal Intelligence. His capability within the Covert Surveillance Division saw Craig take on the position of Covert Operative, Operational Team Leader as well as Training Officer.

Leaving the force to pursue a career in the private sector, Craig joined Meridian Services in 2000. Here, he was instrumental in the development of the Housing Industry Association’s crime prevention campaign ‘Name and Shame’ in 2003, working in partnership with over 70 residential building companies across the Perth metropolitan area. The campaign coordinated crime reporting, investigations, police liaison and the development and implementation of prevention strategies to combat building site theft. The program continues to run today under the name ‘BUSTed’ (Builders United against Site Theft) with WA's four largest building groups, ABN, BGC, JWH and Summit Group joining forces to combat crime on building sites. Craig rose to the position of Managing Director and became a part-owner at Meridian Services in 2007. The business expanded to offer a holistic range of investigation and security services, and teamed with the customer-focus offered by Craig, the business grew to new heights. This included the development and commercialisation of the Chameleon Asset Protection product, an Asset Identification System that allows ownership of assets to be obtained through UV light analysis.

Craig was personally responsible for liaison with scientists throughout product development, attainment of R&D funding and grants and initiated the patent submissions and government licensing to take the product to market, where it is now distributed on a global scale.

Under Craig’s leadership, Meridian continued to realise year-on-year growth and increase in market share until the sale of the business in 2015. This was recognised in Meridian’s position as Finalist in the 2014 Telstra Business Awards.

After a 12 month hiatus from the industry, Craig joined Braven Group Services to play an integral part in providing customer-focused and professionally managed investigation and security services.


Mike Voak


Mike brings a wealth of experience to the Braven Group Services. He had spent over 20 years in Law Enforcement mainly as a Detective and worked in specialised areas such as the Bureau of Criminal Intelligence, Organised Crime and the National Crime Authority.

Mike left the Police Service and ventured into the private sector where he worked and trained in the USA and became an International Trainer and Operator of lie detection equipment, where he trained Police Officers, Airport Security and other Government Agencies in Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Mike has also held positions within the mining industry as a Global Project Security Manager where he managed projects in Papua New Guinea, Central America with budgets in excess of $50 million, to design, install Hi End security fencing, long range thermal imaging cameras, CCTV, control room design, risk management processes and global training programs of security staff.

Upon returning to Australia Mike has held positions as the State Manager of Security and Integrated services where he was responsible for the management of Safety, Security and Assets of the Central Law Courts and District Courts of WA, Maritime Ports of Fremantle, Oil and Gas Facilities and over 18 Major Shopping Centres.


Kevin Minchinton


Kevin has over 35 years’ experience in law enforcement and security. Serving as a state police officer for 20 years he was officer in charge at country towns and sergeant in charge of the judicial system and international embassies at the Protective Services and Counter Intelligence Unit. A Company Director and successful businessman. Highly experienced and licenced expert in surveillance, and all forms of security. Specialised in building site theft. Professional protector of people, property and places.



Braven Security Group has supplied security patrol services to Banksia Grove Developments since August 2015. Since Braven took over from our previous provider we have seen a huge uplift in the customer and community focus of the security patrols along with the formal reporting that Braven provides. The partnerships that Braven have been able to build with our community, Police, City of Wanneroo, Building Industry, trades and other stakeholders has been outstanding and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Braven in the future.

Development Manager
Banksia Grove Management.



" Our company has previously used the services of Braven Security Group for our liquor licensed premises in Western Australia. We were in need of asset protection, security risk assessment to counter theft in our retail outlets, together with risk management in relation to cash handling procedures, threat and vulnerability and HR management pertaining to staff theft. The Liquor Licensing regime in WA is comprehensive with heavy emphasis on licensee obligations and responsibilities and the services of Braven Security Group have been instrumental in our company managing those obligations.
There is no doubt Craig and Brad are experts in their field of work. They are both professional and experienced individuals who offer a comprehensive and professional service. I would not hesitate in recommending the services of Braven Security Group to any prospective client.

WA Cleanskin Cellars




Phone: 1800 BRAVEN
  1800 272 836

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