Brian Ison, CPP, CFE
Chapter Chair

Brian has worked in risk management and security for over 20 years, getting his start in the industry by running community policing in Southwest Vancouver in cooperation with the Vancouver Police Department. His career led him to work with the credit unions in British Columbia and Ontario, providing risk assessments of credit union branches and quantifying risk from an insurance perspective. In addition to conducting physical assessments, he wrote security, business continuity, and risk management manuals for the Canadian credit union system, and continues to provide risk, security, and best practices training to credit unions across the country. He has also managed national contract security accounts for a large, multi-national security company. Brian is the Managing Partner of Pacrim Risk and Security Consulting.

Brian has a degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, is a Certified Protection Professional, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a certified CPTED practitioner (Levels I and II). He is a former board member of the Vancouver chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a former Assistant Regional Vice President for ASIS Western Canada.

Email : bison@pacrimrisk.com


Liz Jones, CPP
Chapter Vice-Chair

Liz began her career in Combat Operations with the Royal Canadian Navy, based on Vancouver Island. After leaving the Military, a role in security operations and emergency management was a natural fit.

Possessing over 20 years of experience in this industry, Liz has held several Security, Emergency, Fire and Life Safety positions with national and international organizations. Primarily working in the Property Management field (office and shopping centre complexes), enabling her to establish a broad multi-disciplined skill set. Liz currently works for the City of Vancouver as the Senior Manager, City Protective Services. She directly oversees the Protection and Security Operations and Fire and Life Safety divisions.

To advance and remain current within the industry, Liz continued her education in Fire Safety, Emergency Management and Police Foundations through the Justice Institute BC; CPP with ASIS; and Real Property Administrator (RPA) with BOMA International; whilst also dabbling with marine certifications in her personal time.

Professionally, Liz is active in the province with ASIS Pacific Chapter (BC and Yukon) as the Vice Chair, previously holding positions as the Chair and Women in Security Liaison, and a member of ASIS New Zealand. She also volunteers with Vancouver Emergency Management Agency (VEMA) for local disasters and emergencies on the Emergency Support Services team, being deployed provincially for Wildfire and Flood response with Emergency Management and Climate Readiness (EMCR) BC. 

Liz devotes her personal time to supporting local and international organizations with her professional experience. This includes being a Board member for a Children’s Orphanage in Tanzania, tasked with creating and implementing fire safety and emergency response plans for the facility and volunteer inductions, and creating Emergency Preparedness initiatives at a Kangaroo Sanctuary in NSW, Australia.

What does she do after work? Liz loves to rock-climb, ski and anything on the ocean – diving global reefs and sailing as a Boat Master (NZ Coast Guard).  Her claim to fame being surviving 8 hours of water-rafting down the Zambezi River. She may have a passion for adventurous activities, but can also be found glamping on the local gulf islands.

Gabe Karesa, CPP
Chapter Treasurer


Email: gabekaresa@gmail.com

Jason Knight
Chapter Secretary


Email: jason.knight@worksafebc.com