Why choose ANSIC?
At the forefront of ANSIC'S core values is to consistently deliver to our clients a world class service that is unparalleled, reliable and effective in the Securities, Investigations and Risk Management sectors.
We continue to achieve, and maintain, a high level of success by delivering simple, effective and economical solutions that have an emphasis on cost effectiveness without sacrificing reliability, quality of service or professionalism.
Our experience has been gained collectively through years of supporting deployed military, government, non-government and corporate organisations.
Our management team have a collective knowledge base spanning nearly 100 years in Military, Policing, Immigration, Investigations and Security services.
ANSIC draws on this knowledge base to deliver comprehensive and operationally viable security concepts and lead the industry into new developments, processes and technologies.
Meet The Team
James Walker is the Managing Director of ANSIC offering diverse experience gained across a broad spectrum of government sector roles, including a 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.
Garry Sweet founded ANSIC in 2010 in response to a growing need to service the investigation and security industries globally. He is a Senior Investigation and Security Consultant and has extensive experience in the government and private sectors. He was a highly qualified Police Detective with the Queensland Police Service 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.
He is a current member of the International Police Association as well as holding various qualifications including a bachelor’s Degree in Policing (Investigations).
After leaving the QPS he has 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 then 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 (APPF) which subsequently 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. Today he is considered a leading expert in the fields of Investigations, Security/ Risk Management, Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Corruption. He is also regularly engaged as a key note speaker at various government and corporate events.”
Jason is a decorated former Police Officer with over 30 years operational experience in Law Enforcement encompassing senior management roles with the Queensland Police Service, National Crime Authority (NCA), Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and Western Australian Corrective Services. Jason was the Operational Manager of Specialist Police Units such as the Organised Crime Taskforce, Homicide Investigation Group, Armed Robbery Squad, Drug Squad, Security Intelligence Branch and the Bureau of Criminal Intelligence. Jason was also the Managing Principle for a European Executive Security Consultancy for over 3 years, with a specialisation in High Risk Threat Assessments and “Tiger Kidnapping and Ransom Resolution”.
Jason was appointed to establish and lead the first ever Intelligence Cell attached to a Tactical Response Group (SERT) in Australia. The subsequent success of his development and operational management of this position led to Intelligence Cells being aligned to every Tactical Response Group across Australia.
Through his extensive background in Security Intelligence, he was subsequently appointed to Manage the National Counter Terrorism Capability Coordination role after the September 11 attacks. This was a pivotal role in developing Standard Operating Procedures and bespoke training for Specialized Policing Units responses to Terrorist threats and /or incidents for Australia and New Zealand.
Jason has been appointed to Lead the Close Personal Protection detail to several overseas and Australian dignitaries including:
Former United States President, Mr Bill Clinton;
HM, the Queen;
Former British Prime Minister, Ms Margaret Thatcher;
Former Chinese Prime Minister, Mr Li Peng; and
Former Australian Prime Minister, Mr John Howard.
Jason received a United States Secret Service Commendation for Outstanding Service and Excellence in relation to the visit to Australia for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) by former United States President Bill Clinton.
Jason was appointed the Inaugural Justice Intelligence Service (JIS) General Manager in Western Australia, a role in which he was in charge for the security of all 16 Correctional facilities in WA. He is the recipient of the Queensland and National Police Service Medal for 20 years distinguished service to the Country.
Jason also has a unique insight in to the Corporate Landscape through his experience in Leading Continuous Improvement Programs, including Kaizen and Six Sigma, across various Corporate and Government roles. This included 5 years’ experience managing and leading Continuous Improvement Programs for NAB and ANZ, and over 7 years as a Continuous Improvement consultant in the intervening years. He has the rare skillset to apply Continuous Improvement methodology and Change Management mindset when working with clients across various industries and organisations.