Derek Noel La Ferla
Derek Noel La Ferla

Non-Executive Chairman
BA, B Juris, LLB

Derek is an experienced director and corporate lawyer. His experience covers a diverse range of large and small organisations in various industries.

His current positions, in addition to being Chairman of Threat Protect Australia, are:

  • Chairman of Sandfire Resources NL
  • Chairman of OTOC Limited
  • Partner and Advisory Board Member at Lavan Legal
  • Council Member AICD (WA Division)

Derek is also the chair of unlisted public company Cashmere Iron Limited. He has previously served on the boards of Katanna Capital Limited and not for profit organisations Edge Employment Solutions and The West Australian Club.

Derek is a fellow of the AICD and a mentor in the AICD's Chair's Mentoring Program.


Demetrios Pynes
Demetrios Pynes

Chief Executive Officer
B.Com, Grad. Dip. Applied Finance

Demetrios Pynes is a highly experienced businessman with specialist knowledge of both the finance and security industries. Mr Pynes holds a Bachelor of Commerce with double majors in finance and banking. He also has post-graduate qualifications in commerce. Mr Pynes spent several years as a banking and finance executive, during which time he was an analyst and adviser to high net-worth clients. For the past 12 years, Mr Pynes has operated various successful businesses, mainly in the security industry. He has previously held security officer and security consultant licences.


Paul Ferrara
Paul Ferrara

Chief Operating Officer
B.Com

A co-founder of Threat Protect, Paul in his capacity of Chief Operating Officer brings many years of experience in logistics and business. Prior to Threat Protect, Paul was assigned several roles in both Australia and Singapore for SIRVA, a global provider of transport and relocation services. With qualifications in management and information systems, specialising in telecommunications, Paul is well suited to his specialist role of integrating businesses and new opportunities into the Threat Protect group. Paul holds the security, crowd control and enquiry agent licences on behalf of Threat Protect.


Paul Ferrara
Dimitri Bacopanos

Non-Executive Director
B.Com, CA

Mr. Bacopanos has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, most recently as Executive Director in the Transaction Advisory Services team at EY. He has more than 20 years commercial experience in both private and ASX listed companies and has worked across a number of major transactions, including in the technology, industrial, and agriculture sectors. His expertise extends to a wide range of corporate advisory roles covering operational reviews, feasibility analyses, strategic planning and implementation.