The Team

MEET THE TEAM

Dr Gavriel Schneider

Group CEO

Dr Schneider is an acknowledged subject matter expert on Integrated Risk Management, Safety and Security with extensive, senior level management and leadership experience. He was the first Recipient of a Doctor of Criminology Degree with a Specialisation in Security Management as well as a Master of Technology Degree in Security Risk management (UNISA).

Kate Down

Behavioural Scientist

Kate specialises social and emotional intelligence as well as rational thinking. She has been delivering high value-add people solutions consultancy to individuals and companies for over a decade. Kate works with individuals and teams, through to strategic programs organisation-wide. She also provides private coaching and mentoring for individuals. Her education includes qualifications in psychology, risk management and occupational health and safety. 

Mark Carrick

HEAD OF R2S INTELLIGENCE

Mark is one of Australia’s most experienced, counter-terrorism practitioners. He offers more than 20 years of law enforcement experience that includes crisis management and response, general policing, witness protection, close personal protection, crime management, change management, and ultimately counter-terrorism intelligence. Mark holds an MBA from the University of Sydney and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company directors where he delivers guidance and workshops on Crisis Management for board level and senior executives.  

Brett Ferguson

Director

Brett has served for over 30 years as a Paramedic and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the R2S group. He is an Intensive care paramedic specialising in high level clinical intervention and has worked in areas including helicopter rescue, police units and the INSARAG taskforce for national and international Search and Rescue.   

Mark Costello

Compliance Manager

Mark is a highly skilled, experienced and qualified Security, Risk Management and Training Professional with extensive experience in all facets of business operations and management. An articulate professional who is passionate about his work, has a disciplined outlook and enjoys a reputation for integrity, excellent work ethics and client loyalty. He has a proven ability to produce successful outcomes based on a flexible attitude, high level analytical skills and a pragmatic approach to projects.

Kandia Du Bruyn

Marketing Manager

Kandia has over a decade of extensive experience in Marketing, Advertising, Business Development and Project Management and holds qualifications in these fields. She is responsible for Social Media Marketing, New Business Development and Sales, Event organisation and planning, website development and marketing strategy and implementation.

Matthew Bhimbhai

Director Infront Security

Matthew has over 20 years’ experience in the safety, security and risk management industries. He commenced working in the security industry in 1994 with a number of smaller companies, holding various Operational Management roles. With his highly developed risk management skills, refined conflict resolution management skills, good perception and conceptual thinking skills, Matthew is a highly sought after risk management, safety and security consultant in the industry.

Christopher Swords

General Manager SRA

Christopher has over 8 years of management, safety and training experience, with extensive training in the mining industry. His skills include Specialist trainer/consultant to individuals and companies focusing on Safety within the workplace, Writing Train the Trainer programs, Design and Development of training manuals and courses as well as Training and induction of new staff.

The R2S Team is made up of highly skilled professionals with extensive experience in their specific fields. One of the goals of R2S, is to provide the best possible integration of services without the loss of speciality knowledge in the various R2S service streams. As such, the diverse experience of our management team, ensures that clients get the very best of integrated service offerings, without having to compromise on subject matter expertise

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Catherine Day

Catherine is a specialist in strategy development and review, a consultant in workforce planning, development and culture, a successful mentor for CEOs, Boards and high potentials, a high level conflict resolution mediator and a public speaker and author. Catherine has held several leadership and management roles in retail, mining and resources, not for profit and hospitality industries. 

Andrew Smith

Andrew is a businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist and holds a number of advisor to board positions. Andrew has owned and operated a commercial newspaper, international trading desks, PRC (and greater Asian) corporate consultancy. He has extensive experience in strategic structuring of assets and capital transactions. 

Craig Roelofsz

Craig is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer focused on capital raisings, mergers + acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property and corporate governance. Craig has significant experience with Australian based companies that invest and operate in Africa as well as African based companies investing and operating in Australia.