Who we are

Australian owned and based, RLS is led by some of the world’s most experienced field infrastructure and logistics experts. With decades of knowledge gained in military, humanitarian and civilian applications, both locally and abroad, we are perfectly placed to deliver the support and solutions your team needs

Stu Adamson

Managing Director

Originally from Cheshire in the UK, Stu is a results-driven, self-motivated and resourceful team leader who brings 18+ years of hands-on experience in the deployable shelter market in both military and civilian applications. Most recently, this includes helping to develop and launch a new deployable shelter system for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Project NABITO, valued at £15m. Stu has also worked extensively with the UK Ambulance Service and several major UK military Prime Contractors.

Craig Petrie

Sales Director

Craig brings extensive technical, tactical and deployment experience from his time with both the Australian Army and Australian Federal Police. Of particular relevance to RLS is his work in designing and developing the ADF’s Incident Response capability for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games including deployable shelters and decontamination systems for Chemical, Biological and Radiological response. For this work he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC). Craig went on to design, raise and command the Incident Response Regiment as part of the Federal Government response to the September 11 attacks. In the AFP, Craig held executive appointments responsible for Forensic Intelligence and Response, Security and IT.

Phil Guy

Operations Director

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.

Julia Guy

Business Manager

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 Koster

Chairperson

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.

"When a crisis happens, it’s vital to stay mission-focused. Doing this requires confidence in logistics, which comes from an up-front investment in preparation and resilience."

Stu Adamson
Managing Director, RLS.