James is the Security Director – Australasia for International SOS and Control Risks, overseeing the delivery of all travel advisory and security services for clients across the Australasia region. He and the Asia Pacific team operate closely with the broader International SOS and Control Risks offices globally to provide a unified solution for travel security assistance needs. Prior to joining International SOS and Control Risks, James directed several security, analysis and training projects throughout the Middle East and East Africa for British, US and Canadian clients with The Stabilisation Network, a British security firm. This work involved leading multi-disciplinary teams to analyse and assess threats from terrorist and violent extremist organisations as well as training local partners to counter these threats. Previously, James was an Australian Army Intelligence Officer and managed intelligence and security operations in a variety of contexts. James deployed on military operations to Afghanistan and Iraq and made intelligence assessments for senior managers about a range of security issues, from strategic political risks to operational and tactical problems. Within Australia, James led contingency preparations for Asia-Pacific security responses, oversaw training exercises and analysed regional military threats. James holds a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences from Sydney University, a Master of Arts (Strategy and Security) from the University of NSW, is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon and holds an Arabic Language qualification from the Sana’a Institute for Arabic Language, Yemen.