Meet the Team and Lecturers

Mario Bekes

Mario Bekes

Managing Director of Insight Intelligence Group

Mario began his career with the Department of Defence Republic of Croatia in Military Police/Security Services for 7 years. In 1998 worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs Republic of Croatia in Security Intelligence Services, secondment in Republic of Croatia Consulate General in Sydney for a further 5 years before founding Insight Intelligence in 2003.

Mario is proficient in 3 languages (English, Croatian and Russian). He has published five books and the designer of software programs (Intelligent Risk Manager, Intelligent HR Recruiter and Online Task Manager) as well pioneering and architecting application of psychology in corporate environment as tool of preventing fraud and increasing success rate in investigations.

Mario conducted numerous internal and external investigation in corporate, government sectors in Australia and overseas, particularly in field of human intelligence and competitive business intelligence.

Clive Smallman

Professor Clive Smallman


Clive brings over 30 years’ experience of applied research, and executive leadership and development across higher education, financial services, management consulting, the gas industry and defence electronics. After a career in applied artificial intelligence research, Clive enjoyed a 24-year career as a consultant, applied researcher, speaker, author, mentor and educator in business schools across Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Specialising in operational risk management and strategic management, Clive spent time leading industry-centred research in environmental management and workplace health and safety at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK.

In his professional practice, as a project manager, business coach, higher education expert, and qualitative data analytics specialist, Clive has worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Halifax Card Services, PGG Wrightson, and Gilbert & Tobin. He has recently been engaged to advice a higher education provider on regulatory matters.

Clive is a widely published author and has presented at academic and practitioner conferences worldwide on risk management, strategy and decision-making. His present research interest focuses on the performance of crisis management teams.

Debbie Collaros

Debbie Collaros

Forensic PhD (Submitted) MPsych (Counselling) MPsych (Research) BPsych (Hons) MAPS

Debbie is a Senior Psychologist and Couples Therapist who holds two Masters degrees in Psychology and has extensive training in Forensics, Deception Detection, Psychopathology and Complex Trauma in Adults.

A member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), Debbie hails from Johannesburg where she geographically profiled 15 of South Africa’s incarcerated and most notorious serial murderers within Correctional Centres across the country (the largest research sample of these offenders to date).

She was the first PhD candidate in the Division of Forensic Medicine and Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Medical School. There she wrote, coordinated and lectured part of the Forensic Psychology Honours programme with the Head of the Investigative Psychology Services of the South African Police.

She has also written course content and lectured on the subject of Psychopathology for the newly introduced Bachelor of Social Science degree at an Australian tertiary institution. She will soon be launching her own local radio show in the Hills District on Alive 90.5 FM to discuss mental health and offer psychoeducation to the community.

David Marston

David Marston

Automotive Expert Witness – an Automotive specialist used by legal and other bodies as an expert, a Master Mechanic of the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers, a Professional Educator holding a Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training, with several Cert IV’s in Logistics/Business Management, David has taught automotive studies within TAFE, the Motor Traders Association (MTA) NSW and other accredited bodies.

David designed, built and modified comprehensive automotive workshops, writing operational policy and procedures and supervised teams who work against specific guidelines and procedures. He is an analytical thinker, able to advise on various courses of action if required.

David holds, Bachelor Vocational Education & Training, Certificate IV Proficiency Automotive (Light Vehicle Mechanical), Cert IV in Training and Assessment TAA 40104 and other relevant tertiary qualifications.

Shannon Chin

Shannon Chin

Shannon is a Cognitive (brain function) Stimulation coach and Fit Minds trainer. She is also a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner.

Shannon brings with her over 20 years of experience in multi-million dollars program delivery across Australia and Asia. She sees what others don’t see. Her core strength has been in the space of developing high performance team by enhancing clarity and focus in her team to achieve outstanding outcomes for the clients.

Shannon now specialise in training and stimulating the essential brain functions of her clients to enhance their memory, concentration and critical thinking/problem solving skills. She calls this the essential tools to augment the inquisitive minds.

Shannon speaks 3 languages (English, Mandarin, Malay). She’s currently authoring her book to help people demystify dementia and reduce the risk.


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