Our mission is to ‘protect what counts’

Risk 2 Solution (R2S) is a diverse group with a proven track record of providing professional services and operational solutions to the education, energy and resources sectors, Federal, State and Local government, and a multitude of private and publicly listed companies across Australia and internationally.

Our innovative approaches to risk management have been acknowledged as best practice by companies such as Anglo American and recognized by leading academic institutions such as the Australian Catholic University (ACU). Our consultants have provided risk management solutions to hundreds of organisations and training services to thousands of participants worldwide.

Our Clients

R2S’s collaborative approach ensures that clients are fully engaged and empowered throughout the project lifecycle. Our clients always receive the highest levels of service evident by exceptional performance reviews.

We have provided our integrated service offerings to large blue chip organisations, government departments, private companies, schools, churches, Jewish synagogues and individuals.

Our Training

We have trained 1000’s of people across Australia as well as internationally in both the private and public sectors. We are a values-driven team and openly share our knowledge and thought leadership.

Whether it’s Safety or Security training, R2S is able to provide for both Nationally Accredited training and programs as well as non-accredited training and courses. We pride ourselves on our innovative approach to training.

Our Projects

We have worked on 100’s of projects that our teams have successfully delivered for, and on behalf of our clients. Our unique, diverse and innovative team ensures we can cater to a wide range of client requirements.

The R2S team is made up of a dynamic group of people from various backgrounds that range from Integrated Risk Management Specialists through to Project Management and Behavioural Science Specialists.

Expansive Industry Knowledge

We’re dedicated to providing forward-thinking and relationship-driven consulting and strategic services designed to help every one of our numerous clients – of varying size, type, industry sector and location – achieve and exceed their goals.


Innovative Solutions

Our people are our greatest asset. Each of our professionals brings diverse expertise and unique insights to our wide range of clientele. Our people are accountable for delivering practical, integrated outcomes that meet your requirements.

Our People

Protecting What Counts

R2S attributes our success to the core values that both our people and our clients consider important. Regardless of the extent of external uncertainties, we have no doubt that our commitment to our culture is what sustains us, year after year.

Core Values

Our Executive Team

The team consults jointly with both internal and external stakeholders to drive innovation propel the business forward across our markets and regions.

Dr Gavriel Schneider
Dr Gavriel SchneiderChief Executive Officer
Dr Schneider is an acknowledged subject matter expert on Integrated Risk Management, Safety and Security with extensive, senior level management and leadership experience. He has conducted numerous high-level consulting and advisory projects, as well as two decades of Specialised Security, Safety, and Risk Management experience in over 17 countries. He was the first Recipient of a Doctor of Criminology Degree with a Specialisation in Security Management.
Brett Ferguson
Brett FergusonChief Services Officer
With over 30 years served as a state government Paramedic and in tactical medicine, Brett brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the R2S group. Brett has been recognised and awarded for National and International, actual and simulation incidents and scenarios, rescue deployments and disaster relief. Brett is a clinical specialist who is passionate about providing quality medical support into remote and challenging locations and has performed significant numbers of medical interventions over 30 + years.
Nicole Sofianos
Nicole SofianosChief Operating Officer
Nicole is a highly experienced strategy and behaviour consultant, specialising in communications. She holds two masters degrees (MBA and Masters of Marketing) both with high distinction, and applies the same level of expertise and professionalism to all her work. Nicole has worked across a range of industries, including government, law, finance, and security and risk management, and has led numerous projects from inception to completion.
Alicia Doherty
Alicia DohertyChief Market Development Officer
Prior to joining Risk 2 Solution, Alicia served as the General Manager QLD of AmCham and has held business relationship and event management positions with the Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet, Canberra CBD, Events NSW and Austrade. She is a board member of the General Douglas MacArthur Brisbane Memorial Foundation and has held board roles with the American Club and the Australian American Association. Throughout her career, Alicia has consistently worked in close collaboration with business, Government, the US Embassy and the Canberra Diplomatic Corps. Alicia served in the US Army.
Leanne Close
Leanne CloseExecutive Governance & Strategy Officer


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