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NEIL FERGUS

NEIL FERGUS
NEIL FERGUS

Chief Executive Officer

Neil founded IR in 2001 following a 20 year career in the Australian Government; including as a senior diplomat, as Manager Middle East and as the Principal Operations Adviser. He has since led IR’s growth into becoming a pre-eminent international management services firm. He is an internationally recognised speaker and author on risk management, security, KRE and terrorism; and is a co-author of Security Risk Management (HB167 – 2006). He has been an adviser to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) since 2004 and has been engaged in planning and delivery for eight Olympic Games, including several reviews for the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Neil has conducted numerous complex reviews for governments, such as the ‘Layers of Aviation Security Review’ for the Australian Government and several projects for the US State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program, including in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.

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An insightful analysis by New Zealand academic Ann-Marie Brady on the recent speech by the NZ Foreign Minister: the speech didn't please Beijing and arguably caused concerns with some traditional ... partners. https://www.smh.com.au/national/drawing-a-snake-and-adding-feet-new-zealand-avoids-offending-china-ends-up-offending-closest-partners-20210423-p57lzk.html

A sensible decision has been taken. Australian veterans deserve our wholehearted support and appreciation for their service. The cohort of 3,000 shouldn't be punished for crimes perpetrated by approx.... 20 something rogue operators. Thankfully, common sense prevails.

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Special forces troops who served in Afghanistan will keep their unit citations after Peter Dutton blocked a decision by Chief of Defence Angus Campbell. https://bit.ly/32o81FJ

Alas, this was an inevitable policy decision by the IOC. Tokyo will be an extraordinary edition of the Olympics, because of Covid-19, but thankfully the Games will go ahead and the athletes will get ... to compete at the ultimate event #Tokyo2020 #Olympics https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-executive-board-makes-accreditation-decision-for-tokyo-2020-cancels-guest-programme

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