Mike Sabin

Board Member representing Oceania
Mike Sabin

Nationally and internationally-recognised expert and authority on methamphetamine and drug policy. Extensive drug policy, strategy and research experience, with a balanced perspective and credibility which is widely recognised within several international forums. Affiliated with leading global policy experts and authorities on demand and supply-side reduction initiatives, which are recognised internationally as the most successful strategies to reduce drug prevalence, contrary to advocates of the harm reduction movement. Member of the International Task Force for Strategic Drug Policy and a fellow and associate of numerous international drug free coalitions and specialist drug policy groups, including the highly respected National Association for a Drug-free Society of Sweden. Author of publications on the efficacy of harm prevention, demand reduction focused drug policy initiatives including solutions to the methamphetamine crisis in New Zealand. Respected commentator with regular broadcast appearances from news, current affairs to documentary formats and regularly published articles and editorials. Respected expert lecturer on methamphetamine, drug abuse, drug policy strategy and responses with over 1500 presentations on the national and international stage including the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

Founder – MethCon Group Ltd

A leading drug education provider recognised nationally and internationally, with over 85,000 course participants this unique company has been credited with bringing real impetus to responses to methamphetamine and drug abuse, alongside underpinning demand reduction strategies and initiatives. Founded in late 2005, the company has won business awards measured against the Baldrige criteria, with founding director Mike Sabin, a former Police detective and methamphetamine specialist receiving a Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader award in 2008, acknowledging outstanding leadership and commitment in this field. The company is now a leading specialist methamphetamine and drug awareness education provider, delivering drug awareness and specialist methamphetamine education programmes to a wide range of companies, government departments, secondary schools and community groups and organisations.