Peter Shepherd

With 18 years experience across security, risk, crisis and emergency management, planning and operational delivery, Peter established HATAMOTO in 2007 to meet the growing demand for business resilience within today’s turbulent operating environments.

Peter and his brother, Matthew are the two Executive Directors and owners that lead the HATAMOTO team to develop organisation-wide business resilience frameworks for a wide range of premier clients across various industry sectors including Australian and international governments.

Peter’s extensive operational experience was acquired through numerous senior management roles, including working with Sydney Ports Corporation as Manager Port Security, where he was responsible for supporting the planning and implementation of a port-wide security management program.

Before joining Sydney Ports, Peter worked as an operational and technical security planning consultant on security projects for four Olympic Games specialising in physical security and crowd management. He has also worked closely with the Police, Military, Emergency Services and Organising Committees for major events and bids in Australia and overseas.

Peter holds tertiary and post graduate qualifications in justice, protective security, intelligence and counter terrorism. He is a former Superintendent with the Australian Federal Police Protective Service, where he gained valuable regulatory law enforcement and counter terrorism first response experience at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. He also draws operational, risk management and training development experience from various roles within the commercial transport sector including cash in transit.