Ireland OSPAs 2022 Judges

Garry Bergin PC MSc CPP® CPOI® FSyI F.ISRM M.Sec.I.I. EMII-M

Garry Bergin

Garry is a highly qualified and experienced security professional, with over two decades of security management experience across a variety of security industry sectors. He holds an MSc in Security Management and is currently studying towards a Professional Doctorate at the University of Portsmouth focusing on the development of training syllabuses for the security industry internationally. He is also an ASIS Board Certified CPP®.

Garry currently works as a Commercial Manager and Security Consultant at Manguard Plus. He has extensive security operations management experience and has previously managed some of the largest multi-national security contracts in Ireland.

A Peace Commissioner appointed by the Minister for Justice and Equality in Ireland, he a Fellow of both the Security Institute and the Institute of Strategic Risk Management as well as an IFPO Certified Protection Officer Instructor CPOI®

  • Current Vice-Chair of ASIS Ireland (Chapter 216) 
  • Current Vice-Chair of Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) Ireland Chapter
  • Director, Board Member and Lecturer with the Security Institute of Ireland 
  • International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) Advisory Board Member 

David Boshell CPP

David BoshellA competent and motivated physical security manager with more than 22 years of experience in the security industry, working for some of the largest security multinationals. Capable of working independently or as part of a team, I excel at people management and problem-solving while maintaining the highest ethical standards.

  • Current Chairman of ASIS Ireland Chapter (216)
  • ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • ASIS Executive Protection program (Bob Oatman)
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Documentation & Process Management

Jennifer Ciolfi, MSc, CSyP 

Jennifer Ciolfi

Jennifer has over 20 years of Security experience, having worked as a Head of Security, a Security Project Manager, a Security Manager and a Security Trainer.  She holds an MSc in International Security and Risk Management from the University of South Wales and is currently completing another Master’s degree from the University of St. Andrews in Terrorism and Political Violence.  

In 2019 she was listed as #2 in the IFSEC list of global security influencers in Security Management and was the recipient of the 2019 Women in Security award, also for Security Management.  She currently works for Amazon Web Services as a Cluster Security Manager in Dublin and chairs the local chapter of ISRM.


Damien McDonough MSc, PGCert, CPOI

Damien McDonoughDamien is highly qualified security professional, with over 18years experience in the Military and private sector. He holds a MSc in Security Risk Management from the University of Leicester, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Austere Environments from the University of South Wales. Damien is a Certified Protection Officer Instructor with the IFPO and is also a registered security consultant and trainer with the security institute of Ireland.


Paul Kellett DSM, PC; MSc; CPP CPOI; EMII-M; M.Sec.I.I  

Paul KellettA Peace Commissioner appointed by the Minister for Justice and Equality in Ireland, Paul is a highly skilled and qualified professional with over 33 years front-line uniformed service, including 15 years of strategic management experience in a leadership role. He also has 14 years military experience, during which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) and the Spanish Cross of Naval Merit with White Distinction by the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, on behalf of the King of Spain. 
He holds a MSc (with honours) in Emergency Management from Dublin City University (DCU). He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with ASIS International and a Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI®) with the International Foundation of Protection Officers. 

  • Current Secretary of ASIS Ireland (Chapter 216) 
  • Director, Board Member and Lecturer with the Security Institute of Ireland 
  • Board Member of the Emergency Management Institute of Ireland (EMII) 
  • IFPO Advisory Board Member