Matthew Shepherd

Matthew joined HATAMOTO in 2007 to work with his brother and business partner, Peter and is one of two working Executive Directors and company owners that lead the HATAMOTO team.

He has developed organisation-wide business resilience frameworks for a range of clients across various industry sectors including Australian and international governments. He is a recognised subject matter expert in the conduct and development of risk, criticality, vulnerability and threat assessments; strategic & operational planning; training programs; and security & emergency management drills, exercises & audits.

Prior to HATAMOTO, Matthew gained fifteen (15) years experience working within the private security sector and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. He has completed Bachelor of Justice & Law degrees through the Queensland University of Technology majoring in Protective Security and Intelligence and is a qualified Port/ Port Facility Security Officer.

Matthew previously held the position of In-House Legal Counsel with a Queensland based security company supplying private security staff to venues and events throughout South East Queensland. In this role, he was responsible for providing strategic advice to the company concerning legal and regulatory compliance matters affecting the day-to-day running of the business. Matthew was also responsible for the preparation of security risk reviews, site surveys, and risk assessments at client sites and major events in accordance with the prescribed Australian Standard for Risk Management.