I have known Risk Group principal Stephen Frost for more than five years and worked with him and his company initially through the running of major events and Adelaide Oval and more recently for the last three years with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Risk Group Pty Ltd provided strategic advice in all aspects of security for a 14-month period in planning for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The Tournament was the largest sporting event in the world in 2015 and has been hailed as the most popular ever Cricket World Cup in terms of attendance.
Risk Group advised us on the development of the Tournament Security Master Plan, Strategic Framework, risk management plans and Master Security Standards for all match venues, training venues, hotels, airports and transport arrangements. Working with a wide range of stakeholders at local, state and federal government levels, their advice extended to analysing every aspect of these areas of the Tournament and developing policies, procedures and standards to mitigate risks. Their work included contract management for acquisition of private security services and deployment of thousands of security staff.
Risk Group also recruited, trained and supplied close personal protection services for all participating teams and match officials throughout the Tournament and managed a network of security managers around Australia to ensure consistent service delivery. During the operational phase, Risk Group took the lead in oversight and quality assurance of security services at all matches and ensured that the security mission that “no crime mars success of the tournament” was achieved”. I have no hesitation in recommending Risk Group.
John Harnden CEO Cricket World Cup 2015
We have worked with Risk Group over the last seven years and they remain our trusted security and risk management advisors for the venue and related events.
In consultation with Risk Group, we have developed a comprehensive Security Master Plan including a risk management framework, deployment and operational plans for all events as well as specific counter terrorism planning to align with new federal crowded places guidelines. Risk Group have also performed security audits of the venue and contract security services. The advice given has always been consistent, realistic and specific to the requirement and venue.
During this period Blundstone Arena Bellerive has hosted heads of government (COAG), Cricket World Cup, multiple seasons of International and Big Bash League Cricket, multiple seasons of football as well as being the administration headquarters to over 200 staff. The expert advice given and quality of service from Risk Group has allowed us to operate our facility in the knowledge that we are well organised, compliant and up to date with the latest security trends, threats and strategies.
Stephen McMullen, General Manager, Blundstone Arena – Bellerive
Riskgroup has been our trusted partner for many years, providing consistently reliable, practical and cost-effective advice in a range of activities, particularly security management and public safety strategies where their expertise is outstanding.
Stephen Frost and Risk Group were recommended to us by one of the most senior and respected law enforcement officials in Australia. Since then Stephen and his colleagues at Risk Group have assisted us with a wide range of Security and Personal Safety related projects across Australia and internationally. The work has ranged in size and scope from: in-country risk assessments for gold mining companies across Africa; to overall security risk management for major international sporting organisations; security risk assessment training and plan development; advice on high-risk activities; major fraud investigations; to name but a few.
Risk Group has always provided specialist support of the highest professional standard and within project timelines and budget.
Adriaan Den Dulk, (former) National Manager, Corporate Risk, Jardine Lloyd Thompson PLC.
“RISK GROUP has helped us drive compliance programs across a large retail portfolio for years, delivering reliable, timely and cost effective advice.”
Mark Baldwin – Millenium Group
“PSMI has relied on Risk Group for specialist support in Australia and the Middle East for more than ten years. With an impressive list of high profile clients, they bring quality inputs to all our security projects.”
John Bodinnar – Public Safety Management Int.