Focus on a Speaker – 2017 Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

The CAPA-ACTE 2017 Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit is just around the corner, scheduled for 30-May-2017. Let’s take some time to learn about some of the incredible speakers scheduled for the event.

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Duty of Care in an increasingly risky environment

  • Most travel policies these days include Duty of Care considerations, but how are they activated?
  • What constitutes a crisis and who is involved in the response?
  • Are organisations ready for the unexpected?

Provocateur at large: Intelligent Travel, Managing Director, Tony Ridley

As the CEO of Intelligent Travel, Tony is responsible for the leadership and delivery of Intelligent Travel’s corporate or commercial, operations, intelligence and consulting services to clients around the world. Tony is a career security professional with over 20 years as a subject matter expert and over decade of senior executive and leadership roles. He has directed and delivered a significant number of security-orientated results to clients from a wide range of commercial and government sectors, often in challenging locations. These security solutions range from risk assessments, specialised training, simulation scenarios, policy and procedure development to security and evacuation operations.

A sought-after speaker on a diverse array of technical security issues, he has delivered keynote presentations to corporations, professional bodies and organisations as well as print and television media. Prior to founding Intelligent Travel, Tony spent 6 years as the Regional Director Security Services at one of the world’s largest travel assistance companies, based in Singapore at International SOS. With a number of additional roles, including directing the operational demands of a 3,500-strong security company in Indonesia and protective security operations for government personnel in Iraq. He has designed and implemented security solutions from the ground up, crafted sustainable loss reduction strategies and maxmised security budgets by effective management of contract and proprietary security personnel. His sound planning and management expertise has contributed to a significant reduction in business disruption events, even in hostile environments. The foundation of Tony’s unique security expertise and experience is the result of nearly 14 years in the Australian Army, serving predominately in Special Operations with the Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. During this time, he planned and led special operations across the region on counter-insurgency, anti-terrorism and recovery missions.