Following a distinguished military career in the UK and Australia, Phil has spent the last 25 years working across the world specialising in humanitarian disaster response thought leader programs, conferences and events. Known for his ability to connect the right people resulting in meaningful solutions to help mitigate disasters, Phil continues to build and bring beneficial long terms innovative solutions to government departments responsible for emergency management and response initiatives.
With 10+ years of international relations experience within the humanitarian and emergency response arenas, Julia brings significant insights and industry connections to the RLS team. Having coordinated high-profile government, military and commercial humanitarian and emergency response delegations at events across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, she understands the vital importance of establishing – and carefully managing – the right connections to ensure the best support is always provided to those who support our communities.
Laurie is the Chairperson of RLS and together with his wife, Fran, is the major shareholder of our parent company, the Alkath Group. Laurie’s working life began in the Australian Army as an Engineer Officer. He then transitioned through the oil and gas sector in Kazakhstan where he helped to plan, construct and operate camps for 8,000+ employees in temperatures ranging from -40º to +40º C and run a 90-bed hospital, through to his current role within the Alkath Group and RLS. Laurie and Fran are both volunteer members with the NSW Rural Fire Service.