Board of Directors

ICA Executive

Macarena Rau-Vargus - International Chair


Macarena Rau is the Vice Chair of the International CPTED Association. She has promoted CPTED second generation in the Latin American and Caribbean Region since 2000 through Corporacion CPTED Region.

In 2008 she founded PBK Consulting; a company that assists governments, companies and NGO’s applying CPTED strategies in countries like Mexico, Honduras, Chile, Brazil among other.

Macarena has a background in architecture and a Master's Degree in Research and Philosophy of Architecture in Chile.

Tinus Kruger - International Vice Chair

South Africa

Tinus is the Research Group Leader of the Sustainable Human Settlements and Informatics Group at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa. He is also a Visiting Professor affiliated with the Urban Futures Centre, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the Durban University of Technology in Durban, South Africa. 

Tinus is a registered architect specialising in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). He focuses in particular on crime prevention within the context of developing countries, and has been involved in various studies regarding the relationship between crime and the planning, design and management of the physical environment since 1998. He has participated in a range of projects, including community-based crime analysis initiatives, training workshops and developing CPTED and general crime prevention guidelines and strategies at national, provincial, municipal and community level. He is a director on the Board of the International CPTED Association, a member of the Springer Crime Science open access journal Editorial Board.

Tony Lake - Treasurer


Tony Lake is the Director, International Services, for the International Security Management & Crime Prevention Institute (ISMCPI). He is currently the International Chair of the International Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Association (ICA). 

Tony retired as an Inspector with the Queensland Police Service in 2007 after a career lasting 36 years.  At the time of retirement was attached to the Office of the Commissioner where he was the project manager for the development and implementation of CPTED Guidelines for Queensland and provided professional input into the National CPTED Guidelines for New Zealand. 

Tony is currently employed as a crime prevention and security advisor for Amtac Professional Services, based in Brisbane Queensland, and provides CPTED training and reviews with the ISMCPI in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.  

Tony Lake - Intl. Chair


Tony Lake is

Mateja Mihinjac - Secretary


Mateja Mihinjac is a criminologist and researcher from Slovenia currently completing doctoral researcher at Griffith University, Australia. Her thesis looks into the implementation of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). Mateja is certified in SafeGrowth® program and has co-taught SafeGrowth® workshops in Australia, New Zealand and across the United States.

​She has studied criminal justice issues in Europe and Australia since 2009. She worked in the Constitutional Court in Slovenia and has extensive computer and analytical skills including database management and geographic information systems. She is an active member and director at the International CPTED Association.​

International Directors

Dr. Randy Atlas, AIA, CPP

United States

Dr. Atlas is a nationally recognized trainer and author on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) for the National Crime Prevention Institute (NCPI), which is part of the University of Louisville. He has conducted over 200 workshops and seminars on CPTED and Critical Infrastructure Protection around the world and has uniquely combined the fields of architecture, security, and criminology. Dr. Atlas serves as an adjunct professor in architecture and criminal justice at Florida Atlantic University College of Architecture and teaches one of the few CPTED classes in the world to architecture, urban planning, and criminal justice students. Atlas is a master CPTED instructor trainer with NCPI, AIA, and ASIS International. He is a practitioner and designs functionally integrated security design systems using the CPTED methodology in all building/ facility types including transportation.

Josh Brown - Certification Chair

United States

Josh Brown is the Director of Security for the Fauquier Bank. He is also the bank’s Information Security Officer and BSA Officer. He is a retired police officer, having served for 23 years with the Fairfax County Police Department, with 17 years in Crime Prevention. He is a Certified Locksmith, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS, ICA Certified CPTED Practitioner though the International CPTED Association (ICA) and is also an internationally certified Crime Prevention Specialist through the International Society for Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP).

Josh serves on the Virginia Banker’s Association Security Committee. He has been a Virginia certified Crime Prevention Specialist, is a Past President with the Virginia Crime Prevention Association (VCPA) and the Northern Virginia Crime Prevention Association (NVCPA) and is currently on the Board of Directors for the ICA. He is a consultant/trainer for the VCPA, NVCPA, Fox Valley Technical College and Standing Stone Consulting.

Laurie Gabites

New Zealand

Bo Gronlund


Bo Grönlund is Associate Prof. Emeritus at KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in Copenhagen, where he has been teaching since 1971. He has been working with Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning (CP-UDP) since 1985 and is a co-author of the Danish Standards in the field, the Swedish Police Safe Housing Guidelines and the CEN Crime Prevention Standard on Urban Planning.

Through his almost 50 year career, Bo’s professional range is wider though. It includes urban design and new urbanism, urban and regional planning and strategic planning both through teaching, research and consultancy and it also include cross disciplinary perspectives. For many years his research focused on the concept and qualities of Urbanity and he worked together with Jan Gehl for more than 15 years in the 1980s and 1990s. In the later years Bo has taken part in several competitions and consultancy tasks on problem housing areas i Denmark together with the young Danish architectural firm Effekt as well as in a major research and development project within the Danish Crime Prevention Council on CP-UDP in five Danish municipalities.

Bo is also involved into the Danish architectural politics, both nationally and in his home town Elsinore.

  • Member of the Danish Crime Prevention Council for the Danish Association of Architects
  • Member of the Safe Danish Municipalities’ advisory board
  • Member of the Swedish Safety Academy
  • Member of ICA, The International CPTED Association

Tarah Hodgkinson


Tarah Hodgkinson is a certified SafeGrowth® practitioner and a PhD candidate in criminology at Simon Fraser University. She holds undergraduate and master's degree in sociology from Queen's University, Kingston. Her areas of research include crime prevention, policing, collective violence, methodology and statistics, auto-theft, gangs, crime-mapping, and victimology. Her doctoral research focuses on the need for community leadership in partnerships with the police. She has co-taught SafeGrowth® in Newark and Paterson, New Jersey and Saskatoon, Saskatachewan. She is a member of the International CPTED Association as well as the World Society of Victimology and the American Society of Criminology. 

Fleur Knight

New Zealand

Elisabeth Miller


Elisabeth Miller, MCIP, is a municipal urban planner with a specialty in urban safety and SafeGrowth®. Currently she is the Neighborhood Safety Coordinator responsible for implementing SafeGrowth® training and working with communities to identify issues, carry out risk assessments and safety audits, public engagement, and the implementation of safety recommendations. She also chairs the City of Saskatoon's CPTED Review Committee which is a partnership of various civic departments. Elisabeth is also responsible for organizing and co-teaching SafeGrowth® & CPTED courses to ensure that civic staff is appropriately trained. Over 200 people have been trained since 2000. 

Dr. Tim Pascoe

United Kingdom

Dr Tim Pascoe has been a Community Safety Researcher for over 25 years carrying out qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation. He has a particular interest in Designing and Managing Out Crime. His work has resulted in a publication record that has added to the understanding of community safety problems and solutions. 

  • Director of Catalyst In Communities
  • Director of Community Coaching Academy 
  • Director of Griffin Research and Consultancy 
  • Director of the ICA
  • Chairman of the UK Design Out Crime Association
  • Fellow of the RSA 
  • Advisor to an all-Party Parliamentary Child and Youth Crime Group
  • Trustee for 2 charities Through Unity and Luton Rape Crisis Centre

Sue Ramsay

New Zealand

Sue is the Crime Prevention Team Leader at Christchurch City Council, Christchurch, New Zealand. Her work includes championing and developing CPTED, promoting understanding of safety issues and solutions in the city’s late night economy and managing the Crime Prevention and Safe City Officer programmes.

Ray Van Dusen


Paul Van Soomeren


Paul (1952) studied Social Geography at the University of Amsterdam and Urban and Regional Planning at the same University.

He worked at the Ministries of Justice and Interior (National Crime Prevention Institute) and in 1984 founded a private consultancy and research bureau under the name DSP-groep (

Herb Sutton


Carlos Gutierrez Vega


Executive Director

Barry Davidson


Barry Davidson is one of the founders and current Executive Director of the ICA and has worked on crime prevention and CPTED initiatives since 1995. 

Barry is the Chairperson of Safe and Caring Schools and Communities as well as the Director of Stretgic Operations with the Canadian Crime Prevention Centre. He has been working in the areas of housing and homelessness for the past many years and sits on provincial and local task forces, boards and committees.

Barry continues his professional work in the area of safety consulting, engagement and project risk mitigation for governments, communities and corporate clients.

Past International Chairs

  • Gregory Saville, 1997 (Inaugural Chair)
  • Sherry Carter, 2001-2002
  • Jonathan Lusher, 2002-2008
  • Diane Zahm, 2008
  • Tony Lake

ICA Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Patricia Brantingham
  • C. Ray Jeffery
  • Ronald V. Clarke
  • Wendy Sarkissian
  • Gregory Saville 
  • Ray Van Dusen
  • Barry Davidson

ICA International Chairs

    ICA Mission Statement

    To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies