In this episode, we speak with Neil Fergus, Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Risks. Over the last two decades, Neil and his team have provided specialist planning, strategic and operational services to over 60 international mega and major events including eight Olympic Games, six Commonwealth Games, three FIFA World Cups and numerous other major events, such as the Asian, Pan-American and South American (Odesur) Games; Rugby World Cups; and various APEC Leader and NATO Summits.
Neil founded IR in 2001 following a 20 year career in the Australian Government; including as a senior diplomat, as Manager Middle East and as the Principal Operations Adviser. He has since led IR’s growth into becoming a pre-eminent international management services firm. He is an internationally recognised speaker and author on risk management, security, KRE and terrorism; and is a co-author of Security Risk Management (HB167 – 2006). He has been an adviser to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) since 2004 and has been engaged in planning and delivery for eight Olympic Games, including several reviews for the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Neil has conducted numerous complex reviews for governments, such as the ‘Layers of Aviation Security Review’ for the Australian Government and several projects for the US State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program, including in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.
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The podcast duration is 27 minutes and 56 seconds.