greg2.jpgGreg Denham

Greg Denham has extensive experience across the policing, health and education sectors. He is a former member of both Victoria and Queensland Police and served in the uniform, investigation, crime prevention and training departments. Greg has also worked in the health field, particularly in drug and alcohol policy where he has undertaken extensive policy and practice development with police in the prevention of HIV through injecting drug use, mostly in South East Asia. Greg has also worked with police in developing strategies to better respond to people experiencing mental health problems and is a consultant in the prevention of child abuse and neglect through school-based education programs. More recently his professional direction has been looking at ways that local agencies can problem-solve complex health, social and welfare issues through stakeholder engagement and collaboration.


Alex ZelichenkoAlex Zelichenko

Aleksandr (Alex) Zelichenko, PhD, is a recently retired Police Colonel and Director of Central Asian Drug Policy Center. He is also a member of Journalists Association of Kyrgyzstan and National Writers Association of Kyrgyzstan.

Alex is one of the founders and first leader of the Special Drug Control Service under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, The State Commission on Drug Control under the Government of Kyrgyz Republic.  He has more than 37 years of experience in the Kyrgyz State Police Service at operational, supervisory levels, command level and in police training (1978 – 2007), in a wide range of Police services as Police Drug Control Service, Criminal Police, Community Police and Police Reforming as well as extensive experience in multi-cultural and post conflict environments during Cross-Border Cooperation Projects in Central Asian region. Alex has served in UN Missions in Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia/Montenegro.

Alex has trained more than 700 police officers from Kosovo and Serbia in crime prevention, general policing, anti-drug activities and community policing issues. He worked as an international drug policy expert for IHRD/OSI from 2004-7. Alex is currently the Coordinator of EU Central Asian Drug Action Program – CADAP-5 and moderates the Russian version of the Law Enforcement and HIV Network