Sam Sparke GAICDExecutive Director
Sam Sparke is the founding Director of the Corporate Protection Australia Group. Incorporated in 1997, CPA Group has extensive experience in challenging environments and large industrial projects. They proudly set the benchmark in professional standards for private emergency service provision in the mining, energy and maritime sectors.
Sam began his career with the Queensland Police, rapidly promoted to team leader of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT). He managed operations including the apprehension of armed offenders, seige situations, high risk raids and counter-terrorism.
In 1995 Sam transferred his skills to the corporate sector, initially as manager of the security and safety team at the award-winning Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Sam set up the security systems and procedures, and hosted many high profile conferences, visiting dignitaries and high-security events including CHOGM and the Goodwill Games. This role was followed by close-protection of celebrities, musicians, athletes and executives, both individually and with CPA Group.
More recently Sam has used his skills internationally, advising government bodies and large corporations on infrastructure, training, project security, medical and emergency procedures.