Focus On Cannabis Security Event
October 21, 2020 at
Security directors at leading licensed producers discuss the evolution of safety and security in the cannabis world and how policy and preparation helped the industry manage through COVID-19.
Ken Doige, Vice President Security & Safety, CannTrust
Terry Hoffman, Vice President of Enterprise Risk and Security, Zenabis
Mike Soberal, Senior Director, Corporate Security, Aurora Cannabis
Ken Doige is a corporate security and emergency management professional with over 30 years of experience in corporate security sectors and law enforcement; relating to commercial real estate, renewable power generation and the cannabis industry. He has personally overseen numerous significant corporate security initiatives, established and managed emergency response centres, directed teams in large-scale crowd management deployments, and commanded search and rescue operations.
Ken is currently the Vice President Security for CannTrust, one of Canada’s leading federally licensed cannabis producers.
With Fire & Flower, Canada’s leading independent adult-use cannabis retailer, Ken held a vice president, compliance and risk management, position. Independently, he built security systems and an overall security and loss prevention program, from the ground up, as a start-up company. Ken led a department that was essential to Fire & Flower’s growth plans, with store design responsibilities and security deployment via initial product delivery and throughout all operations, which included security system design, plans, drawings, inspections, and documentation.
During his Toronto and York Regional Police Services tenure, Ken worked within many specialty police units, such as Emergency Preparedness, Incident Response, Public Order, Marine, Search and Rescue, and Labour Relations.
For 10 years, Ken was the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC Toronto Country Council) vice chair, and he is a Council for Security Executives Advisory Board past member. Ken is a Commercial Real Estate Financial District Security Group founding member and the PATH-Comm (Radio Communications Interoperability Project) Steering Committee inaugural chair and founder.
Ken played a significant role in the 2010 Toronto G20 Summit private sector security response design and implementation. Ken’s efforts were recognized, in writing, by the U.S. president.
Combining his years of experience with a passion for ongoing training and development, Terry is an ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and an internationally recognized Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) by DRI International.
Terry holds a postgraduate diploma from Georgian College, with honour’s, in Cyberspace Security. Terry is presently enrolled in the certification process to be a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). He is also certified in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) by the Peel Regional Police and is a licensed Security Consultant in the Provinces of British Columbia and Quebec, Canada. Terry is a recipient of Ontario Government 150th Award (2017) for his contribution to his local community.
Terry has over 25 years’ experience in the security management industry and over 15 years’ experience in project managing security audits and Threat Risk Assessments. With multiple training certificates in electronic security design on a variety of numerous access control and CCTV systems he not only brings an operational experience to the table but is also unique in his ability to understand technical systems and how they should be utilized best to meet an enterprises overall security program objective.
Mike Soberal brings over 30 years of progressive security experience and has achieved the security industry’s highest designation – Certified Protection Professional. His extensive background in security brings a well-rounded and expert view on all security related matters. As senior director of corporate security for one of the world’s leading cannabis producers, Aurora Cannabis, Mike is responsible for all aspects of their security program which includes Health Canada compliance, physical security and executive protection to name a few.