Group Head of Global Security
Currently the Head of Global Security for TUI, Dan’s career has now spanned three decades, his experiences include Military, Policing, Private Personal Security and a decade in the corporate sector leading security for some of the largest customers, member organisations and suppliers alike. In the last decade Dan has won numerous Fraud awards across the varying sectors employed, and as a judge will have a keen eye for quality, innovation, and risk-based approaches to security strategy and operational execution.
Director of Asset Protection, Canada and International
Dina Yakhin is a Director of Asset Protection who oversees all store locations in Canada, China, and Japan. Dina joined Gap Inc as an Area Asset Protection Manager back in March 2012 focusing her attention on talent, safety, and shortage reduction. Since then, she and her team of 43 have consistently helped influence and shape the level of support and education field leaders receive from compliance to safety protocols.
Dina would eventually become Canada’s Sr Regional Asset Protection manager where her passion for teaching and coaching helped elevate the department overall and facilitated the smooth transition of the Asset Protection department into a centralized model within Gap Inc. The significant impact she made in the department was made by her deliberate focus on growing her team. This up leveling paved the path to her most recent promotion as director back in July 2022. If there is something to be said about Dina, she is relentless in her pursuit of helping to unlock a leader’s full potential!
Dina was born and raised in Ukraine and at a young age moved to Israel and eventually to Canada. Fun fact about Dina is that she speaks 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew). In her free time, she loves to travel and to learn about new places and cultures!
Head of Retail Risk & Compliance
An accomplished Business Leader with a wealth of personal and professional skills and the ability to apply these in a demanding working environment. Benefitting from over 20 years experience working within retail operations acquiring expert knowledge in strategic and operational risk management supported with capability to develop plans to facilitate and embed effective change.
Carmen Van der Vyver
Head of Group Assurance
More 25 Years Business and Financial experience with close to 20 years in retail environment, Carmen currently heads the assurance function for an International retail group, responsible for risk and governance across the international group. The function includes enterprise risk management, internal audit, legal compliance, insurance and business continuity. Carmen introduced and build the forensic decisions in more than one retailer, reducing losses and protecting both people and assets. Her key areas of focus drivers include building resilience, digital transformation, leveraging of data and ensuring transparency.
UK Security Culture & Capability Manager
Emma has worked in the security industry for a little over 4 years ago and has covered a range of roles from field based Incident & Loss Prevention to now heading up the Cultural Programme to spark a change in colleague behaviour to achieve ‘A Safer Tesco’.
Prior to that she worked within Retail Management for Tesco and covered various roles for Boots The Chemist over a 10 year period.
Emma is passionate about colleague safety and security in the work place and believes that regardless of what name you have above your door we need to stand united to achieve better cut through with Retail crime – this is with a view to ensuring no one ever comes to work and risks being injured/ hurt as a result of a retail crime related incident.
Head of Security
V has a career spanning more than 20 years in the retail/commercial manned guarding, CIT and remote monitoring sectors with an international remit. V creates inclusive security solutions combining physical-guarding, technology and systems, which she is highly passionate about.
I guess I always wanted to fight crime and injustice (perhaps watched too many episodes of The Bill growing up!) Originally, I wanted to join the Police, so my father told me to get some university of life experience first. Getting a job in security seemed a logical first step, so I started working for a security company at a warehouse on the gates. That journey has lead me to my current role as Head of Security for Primark internationally.
I’m always excited to learn and hungry to develop. To make security fit for the future, I believe in building a clear strategy while constantly innovating, progressing, listening and supporting ideas which drive the business forward. My career path in the security industry has been an amazing journey for me.
Group Retail Profit & Asset Protection Manager
JD Sports Group
Chris joined the JD Sports Group in late 2019 as a Regional Profit Protection manager focusing on Kent and the Southern Counties and, following two promotions, is now Group Profit and Asset Manager, responsible for Wales and the south of the UK.
Prior to JD Sports, Chris served eight years in the British Army with the 4th battalion of the Rifles as a reconnaissance team leader. In 2008 he left the army and worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as security consultant spending five years in Helmand province, Afghanistan and seven years in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Loss Prevention Manager
Amelia stepped into the industry 9 years ago and has developed programs in the areas of loss prevention and risk compliance, always with a focus on customer service.
Amelia is currently the Loss Prevention Manager for Decjuba based in Melbourne and was previously managing the loss prevention department at Kookai. During her tenure, Amelia has covered many areas including stocktake, loss prevention, auditing, ecommerce, banking and fraud analysis. Amelia has been the project lead on initiatives such as RFID, implementing source tagging from factories in Fiji & Sri Lanka.
Amelia’s focus is the retail team; believing that education, up-skilling and simplifying operations at a store level, is the key to cultivating a culture of risk awareness.
Group Forensics Manager
With 31 years of experience in the safety and security industry, Jaco have worked as a Detective in the South African Police service for 16 years. His later years in the Unit Against Serious & Violent crimes. A unit that specialised in the investigation of murders, cash-in-transit robberies, armed robberies, and hijackings cases.
He has also worked as a regional manager at UTC Fire & Security, a security advisor for local government (Dept. of Community Safety) and a security risk manager for a renown local security company and is the chairman of the South African Pharmaceutical Crime Task Group for the past 6 years.
Jaco holds a degree in Police Science (law enforcement) and various other qualifications in the forensics field.
He is a Certified Commercial Forensics Practitioner and a Certified Ethics Officer.
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