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 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.

Ian Rizzoli

Operations Manager – R2S Medical

Ian Rizzoli ASM is the Operations Manager for the medical and emergency response arm of the Risk 2 Solution group. Ian has 40 years of pre-hospital emergency experience within Victoria and Queensland Ambulance Services and the Irish NHS Ambulance Service. He has an extensive background in critical care, which includes all aspects of pre-hospital emergency care. He holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Emergency) Queensland University of Technology.

Angus Chapple-Harris

Operations Support/Junior Consultant

Angus has experience in Risk management data, Security risk assessments, vulnerability and threat assessments, Risk education design, implementation and facilitation and Customer focus and targeted approaches. He provides project delivery support through effective risk information capture and data management, content development and client needs-analysis. Angus brings a personable approach to workshop facilitation, enabling robust and productive discussions. Holds a Diploma of Security and Risk Management and a Diploma of Quality Auditing.

Brett Ferguson

Director

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.

Ron Amram

General Manager SRA

Ron has a 15-year, award-winning track record in management, specializing in project and change management, systems implementation, E-Learning development, and education and training across multiple sectors.Ron has a powerful academic background having achieved The Faculty of Business & Law’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Edith Cowan University. He holds Bachelor of Business, Double Major in Finance & Economics, Edith Cowan University and B. Bus Honours (Finance).

Denny Wan

HEAD OF R2S CYBER

Denny Wan has over 17 years experience in the Australian IT security industry, starting as an IT auditor with IBM Global Services. Through this experience, he learnt that audit is not about compliance but is a means to engage people to manage business IT risks. He believes that the best way to build strong team is by re framing their communication process using policy as a common human language void of technical jargons, to create a common vision and consensus in developing technology roadmaps.

Nicole Sofianos

Group General Manager

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.

Kandia Du Bruyn

Marketing Manager

Kandia has over a decade of extensive experience in Marketing, Advertising, online learning, Digital Media, Business Development and Project Management and holds qualifications in these fields. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Education (eLearning). She is responsible for Digital Media Marketing, New Business Development and Sales, R2S Academy, Event organisation and planning, website development and marketing strategy and implementation.

Dr Paul Johnston

Senior Risk Expert

Paul has over 20 years of operational and management consulting experience in both the public and private sectors, during which time he has provided risk management advisory and capacity development services to a wide range of industry groups throughout Australia and internationally – with this encompassing a number of major infrastructure, transport, and oil & gas projects. Paul holds a PhD (Public Safety Risk Management) and Bachelor of Behavioural Science (OH&S).

Joe Saunders

STATE MANAGER (VICTORIA)

Joe is a passionate risk leader with work history across the security, safety, investigations and training industries in both the private and public sectors. Along with this experience as a risk practitioner, Joe is a recognised expert in aggression and violence management. He holds a Graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Risk and is the national vice chair of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.

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.