As leaders in security, investigations, software development, health & safety supplies, risk management and logistics support, ANSIC Group delivers an exceptional level of customer satisfaction through innovation, talented staff, adaptability to market changes and high-quality products. Our company’s values combine with the wide range of industry skills and experience that our people bring to the table from all walks of life to produce
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
James Walker brings diverse experience gained across a broad spectrum of government sector roles, including a proven track record of delivering risk management solutions as a Military Non-Commission Officer with the Australian Army, and time abroad as a Military Mentor for the Afghanistan National Army.
After his career in the Army, James graduated as a Close Protection Officer from RONIN South Africa. He further honed his specialist skills through high-profile roles with Austere Risk Management across South Africa and Afghanistan, and later worked as the Country Manager for RED Risk Management Services Company in Afghanistan, consulting to the Afghan Public Protection Force to manage 15,000 armed guards and 495 secure sites.
During his tenure abroad, James led a workforce of over 380 staff and was contracted by the Afghan Government’s Ministry of Interior to rebuild business infrastructure and implement anti-corruption programs across a diverse national portfolio. He concurrently held the role of Chief Operating Officer and oversaw delivery of risk management solutions for major projects, travelling widely to meet the needs of stakeholders across the USA, Bahrain, Dubai, Australia and other locations.
James excels in his post as managing director because of his extensive leadership experience.
He was a highly qualified Police Detective with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) for over 21 years and was also the primary Operational Skills, Tactics and Firearms instructor for QPS Drug Squad as well as lecturing on various drug and other operational courses.
After leaving the QPS he held various high-profile positions including the Eastern Region Operations Manager for the largest Private Security Company in Afghanistan before being promoted to Country Manager of Pakistan which led to him taking on the role as the Global Corporate Investigations Manager based in the UAE. He subsequently incorporated RED Risk Management Services Company in the Middle East which he remains the President of, and amongst other contracts, was engaged by the Government of Afghanistan to provide high level security and risk management services to the Afghanistan Public Protection Force which increased their profitability from $3mil USD per annum to $35mil USD per annum. Upon his return to Australia, his professional services have been highly sought after in both the corporate and commercial sectors globally.
Highly sought after, Garry is regularly engaged as a keynote speaker at various government and corporate events. Today, Garry is a member of the International Police Association who holds various qualifications, including a bachelor’s Degree in Policing (Investigations), and is considered a leading expert in the fields of Investigations, Security & Risk Management, Counterterrorism and Counter-Corruption.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Trent Sowry offers a range of experience with well-balanced and strategic thinking developed from his time in the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR). After his time in the RAR, Trent moved into the private security industry where he excelled in multiple areas, gaining tertiary qualifications and performing numerous Close Personal Protection roles for celebrities, delegates and businesspeople.
Trent also delivered Risk Management Services in Kabul, Afghanistan, serving as National Operations Manager and right-hand man to the Country Manager. He assisted in consulting with the Afghan Public Protection Force to manage over 15,000 armed guards and 495 security sites, liaising closely with NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Upon returning to Australia, Trent was tasked with overseeing the operational implementation of the physical security arm of ANSIC. During this period, he began with a workforce of 15 personnel in 3 sites which has now developed into a workforce of approximately 200 personnel with over 75 active sites in South-East Queensland alone.
Trent continues to focus on providing quality risk management solutions. He is currently diversifying his skill set by writing policies and procedures, overseeing a management team and moving into all facets of security and private investigations.
Throughout his career, he has both worked at, and collaborated, on an extensive variety of projects for well-established companies such as Vodafone, Telstra, Virgin Australia, Mazda, ANZ, AGL, CBA, RACV, to name a few.
Ben now employs his proficiency in software engineering which has been gained from many years of experience working with reputable companies to specialise in AWS cloud solutions.
For over 30 years Steven has been a leader in the Military, Aviation and Information Technology spaces. A Royal Military College Duntroon Graduate with a long list achievements and globally recognised awards, such as an ADF Chief of the General Staff Commendation, a Global BAe Systems Chairman’s Award and a Emirates Gold Najm award for Innovation.
Steven thrives in driving innovation in organisations through technology, and excels at developing people to achieve outstanding results. Steven holds a Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science / Software Development) and a Master of Information Technology Leadership from Deakin University.
Steven served in the Australian Army as a Helicopter Pilot and Flight Instructor, holding positions such as Senior Flight Instructor at the School of Army Aviation and Operations Officer at the Defence Helicopter School before transferring to the Royal Australian Airforce as a Flight Instructor. during this period Steven served as airborne FAC Instructor at 77 Sqn, a F18A fighter squadron. Steven departed Australian Military service taking up a a role with BAe Systems as a Instructor Pilot for the Royal Saudi Air Force, flying low level missions and teaching weapons systems officers in the airborne environment while simultaneously holding the position of First Flying Wing Information Technology Officer. After briefly returning to Australia, Steven took up a position as Lead Instructor Pilot Training Systems at Emirates Airlines instructing pilots on the Boeing 777 and leading the e-learning team in courseware and content creation. Steven spearheaded several high-profile software development projects in his role of Innovation Lab Leader. Since returning to Australia Steven has focused on Software Engineering and bringing his significant leadership skills to bear.
Since moving to Queensland, he has run some of the state’s biggest festivals, including RNA Showgrounds, Pineapple Festival and Lunar Electric.
Fraser is now a leading expert in security with a diverse skillset who is both risk management and WHS certified. He uses his diverse skillset as he oversees the schedules of all security employees and contributes to the team through planning and coordinating work.
Following numerous years of customer service, Claire graduated from Griffith University (Gold Coast) with a Bachelor of Business, double major in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations and holding qualifications in Work Health and Safety. Cutting her teeth in the recruiter space, she transitioned into a generalist role working in SMEs, delivering services under mental health, aged care, and disability under the National Disability Insurance Support where she supported those on the front line who support the more vulnerable public.
With the rise of mental health concerns during the pandemic, Claire’s passion for employee well-being and best HR practice for employers serves to deliver initiatives that span across employee life cycles and are incorporated into the business’ policies and procedures.
Nathan Griffin comes to us with more than 15 years of experience in government, public practice and corporate accounting. He is a qualified Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants), a Professional Member of the Australian Human Resource Institute and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Merit Level), majoring in Finance and Industrial Relations from the University of Wollongong.
Nathan has been employed as an Accountant for many varied businesses in the construction, mining, infrastructure, start-up, consulting, Fintech, social media and software sectors in Sydney and Brisbane.
His specialties now include preparation financial statements for ASX listed companies; preparation of monthly board reports; budgeting & forecasting; payroll, workers compensation & industrial relation laws; corporate taxation (payroll tax, GST & FBT) and balance sheet reconciliations.
After gaining experience in the Australian Defence Force with an operational deployment to Afghanistan with the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2CER), he moved to the private sector, working for large organisations such as MAT Kosovo, Tetra Tech and Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA).