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Brad Pages-Oliver

Director

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

Director

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 building industry’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 was renamed ‘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 until the sale of the business in 2015. 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 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.

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.

Craig joined Braven Group Services to play an integral part in providing customer-focused and professionally managed investigation and security services.

 

Mike Voak

Director

Mike brings a wealth of experience to Braven Group Services. He 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 as 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

Director

Kevin has over 35 years’ experience in law enforcement and security. Serving in the WA Police 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. As a Company Director Kevin was instrumental in the development of the building industry 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 was renamed ‘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 until the sale of the business in 2015.

Kevin joined Braven Group Services as an integral part to the business in providing professionally managed investigation and security services.