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OUR
TEAM

GERARD MATERA 

FOUNDER | MANAGING DIRECTOR

Gerard, a Nyoongar traditional landowner is the Founder & Director of Eon Protection. Eon is an Aboriginal security business set up to be the bench mark in Aboriginal engagement and security services. Gerard is a passionate advocate for Aboriginal affairs who speaks continuously about how business can be used to develop strategies to ignite tangible results and outcomes for Aboriginal people.

 

Nothing tokenistic, of course, but meaningful, empowering and game changing solutions to help them realise their full potential. And this is how E-O-N was born. “Empowering Our Nation” was the foundation of a new generation of socially responsible businesses which served Australian industry, Aboriginal communities and the greater good. Gerard is constantly collaborating with stakeholders to bring about real change in the areas that require urgent action for Aboriginal people; Incarceration rates, access to food & energy and real employment outcomes

 

 

ROBERT ORELJ  

CEO

Over the past 17 years Robert has been responsible for the delivery of security services in excess of $300M throughout Western Australia.  Having held senior executive positions with Global Security Management (now Wilson Security) and HWE Mining (now BHP) Robert has played a pivotal role in transforming the Western Australian resource sector in understanding, adapting and implementing security, safety and emergency response measures to protect Australia’s remote mining operations.  

 

With a list of clientele including, BHP, Rio Tinto, CIMIC Group, Alcoa Alumina, Fluor SKM Joint Venture, First Quantum Minerals and many more. Robert has been responsible for the delivery of safe and effective services to large scale industrial disputes, remote mining projects, maritime operations and large asset development projects including mine, camp & rail expansions.  Robert is a hands-on leader with a commitment to customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and being the best we can be in the services we deliver.  

SCOTT ROARK  

MANAGER OPERATIONS & PERFORMANCE

Scott started his career in the United States Marine Corps where he served during the Gulf War and Somalia conflict, holding positions in the Military Police and as a small arms instructor. Scott also worked for the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a State Trooper focusing on criminal patrol operations, technical crash investigations and driving under the influence of alcohol and drug enforcement.


Scott entered the security industry in 2008 as a Security Officer Instructor working his way into senior operational management roles. Scott has developed his skills and competencies by completing various emergency, first aid and security related training courses. He has extensive experience in the early detection and response to emergency and security events within the resources industry and develops excellent working relationships with his clients.


Having held senior operational management positions with Wilson Security together with  6+ years-experience within the state emergency services, Scott plays a pivotal role in ensuring our security operations are managed to the highest standards.

 

JACK COLLARD 

GLOBAL AMBASSADOR

Jack accepted a role as Global Ambassador for Indigenous Affairs. Our business supports Jack to travel the globe with the United Nations to bring awareness to the many issues facing our first nations people - Particularly Australias high incarceration rates 

Jack is a proud Nyoongar man currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Australia, majoring in Political Science and International Relations and Indonesian Studies. Jack interned for Professor Megan Davis (Professor of Law and PVC Indigenous UNSW) at the United Nations Expert Mechanisms on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNEMRIP) in Geneva and he addressed the floor on the negative impacts of the non-recognition of intergenerational trauma and socio-economic exclusion to reconciliation efforts in Australia. 

Jack also attended the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) session and made a statement on the global Indigenous youth suicide epidemic and Australia's high incarceration rates of first nations people and made suggestions on ways the UN could tackle the problem.  Jack also made an intervention on the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the importance of a First Nations voice enshrined in the constitution. Over time you will here from Jack as he shares his journey with us all

 

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