Resilience is a function of risk, crisis and emergency management, plus effective leadership. Tigertail Australia will show you how to unrisk your business, organisation or community, and build resilience.

 

Our team has a combined experience of nearly 100 years as emergency management leaders, policy advisors, planners and trainers. We cover everything – from prevention and preparedness to response and recovery.

We design, plan, implement and audit end-to-end risk management programs, emergency management systems and crisis communication plans. We’ve worked with blue chip Australian and international corporations, small to medium enterprises, Federal, State and Local Government authorities and communities. 


In our world, nothing is unforeseen. Tigertail people wrote the book on risk, crisis and emergency management.

RISK MANAGEMENT DEMANDS SPECIALIST SKILLS

We honed our skills leading emergency preparedness and response for government, defence and private corporations. Few other consultancies combine our experience as practitioners with our unique perspective as designers and implementers of emergency management systems. We know the rules because we helped create and shape many of them. Our experience means we can anticipate changes in legislation and lead best practice.

 

Helping you make your world more resilient.


 

RICK STONE

LEADERSHIP TEAM

“Stuff happens – whether we thrive, survive or fail depends on the culture we’ve built.  Building resilience through planning, preparation and practise is always an investment, never an expense.”

Rick Stone is a highly experienced emergency management and training specialist who has worked extensively in the private and public sectors.

Rick founded Tigertail Australia in 2010 as a consultancy that specialises in risk, crisis and emergency management. He has worked with diverse clients including utilities, mines, state and national government authorities in Australia and overseas. Rick has designed and delivered training and emergency management exercises at strategic, operational and tactical levels.

Prior to Tigertail, Rick was the senior disaster planner for NSW for five years and spent ten years as the Training Manager for the NSW State Emergency Service. He was instrumental in developing the Public Safety Training Package and was on the Board of the Public Safety Industry Training Advisory Body for seven years.

A qualified executive coach, Rick served in the Royal Australian Navy as a Training Systems Officer for ten years and continues as an officer in the Navy Reserve, where he works with the team conducting Navy’s Leadership Development Workshops.

SAMANTHA FORD

LEADERSHIP TEAM

“Preparing for crisis means strengthening your organisation and improving your bottom line over time.”

Samantha Ford has more than 15 years’ national and international experience in planning for and mitigating risks in banking, government, human services, health, professional services and industrial sectors. Samantha has led international aid, emergency management response and recovery initiatives.

The foundation of Samantha’s experience is in emergency management planning and operations management with expertise in crisis communications, including operational, planning and policy development. She has worked with a range of clients to develop Incident Management Team capabilities, prepare emergency plans, and develop and facilitate training and exercises.

Samantha has provided specialist consulting services since 2009, and her experience includes five years in the Secretariat for the NSW State Emergency Management Committee, where she had significant emergency planning and operational responsibilities.