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.