Paul Jordan spent over a decade serving in the elite Special Air Service Regiment (SAS), he's also served as a UN peacekeeper and security expert.
His imprisonment in a horrific Indian jail for 24 days in 2008 tested his mental fortitude and his reflection on that episode laid the groundwork for his book, 'The Easy Day Was Yesterday.'
Security: Paul's worked with companies including Exxon Mobile specialising in private security, and has provided security training and operational support to thousands of journalists including BBC and ABC, and supported CNN in Iraq during the 2003 invasion.
Paul was Security Adviser for Woodside Energy. During his time there he developed Woodside's Corporate Security Standard and a security auditing process for all Woodside projects and operations including those in Kurdistan, Kenya and Mauritania. He's produced countless security assessments in hostile and challenging environments worldwide. While some have been completed in controlled environments other assessments have been successfully completed in the midst of natural disasters and civil disquiet.
Banda Aceh: Paul was in Banda Aceh after the 2004 Tsunami, has acted as Security Adviser to the Australian High Commission in Islamabad and managed evacuations from Honiara during civil unrest. He deployed to the 2010 Haiti earthquake to conduct security for media NGOs such as the Clinton Trust. A UN peacekeeper and experienced trauma medic, Paul was instrumental in treating Rwandans during the Kibeho massacre in 1995, and ran the Vanimo hospital in PNG post-tidal wave in 1997.
Libya: Paul conducted a series of security assessment for media in Tripoli, Libya during a period of extreme unrest. Paul's vast operational knowledge is invaluable when conducting security and safety training. No amount of academic qualifications can match real-time experience managing security situations that test procedures, policies and standards. Paul is able to fully appreciate what security precautions, plans and procedures translate from theory into practice.
Paul Jordan Speech Excerpt