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Who We Are

Intelligence Rising, the brainchild of Founder Neil Quarmby, came about as a result of years of seeing intelligence be under utilized and misunderstood by public sector agencies. Neil began to rectify this by offering bespoke, face-to-face training and consultation services for law-enforcement, regulatory and defence agencies in both Australia and New Zealand. Neil backed up this capacity building through production of a number of authoritative texts on managing intelligence, regulatory intelligence and futures thinking. As the popularity and success of his courses grew, Neil embarked on a journey to translate his years of experience to an online training platform. Thus Intelligence Rising was born and has since been helping clients both in Australia and internationally.

Intelligence Rising aims to leverage the professional application of the intelligence art found in National Security to the benefit of other government and private sector enterprises facing risk and resource pressures. By doing so, we hope to bring new avenues of efficiency and increased foresight to both public and private sector organisations. We are also passionate about teaching organisations to enhance their greatest resource: their people. By doing so, organisations will see less strategic surprise, greater job satisfaction and increased success. This means no need to continue engaging expensive consulting agencies to solve problems... you will already have a workforce capable of telling you what that solution is. 

Our team at Intelligence Rising is made up of people who are passionate about the intelligence discipline and how it can be used to maximize potential. Our company is designed to be flexible, adaptable and non-discriminatory towards clients or ideas.

Our Team


Founder & CEO

Neil Quarmby

Neil is considered the leading expert in the Southern Hemisphere regarding intelligence in regulation and has an impressive and extensive career in intelligence (military, law enforcement and regulatory) both in Australia and overseas. 

Recipient of the 2016 Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) individual award for distinguished contribution to the intelligence profession in Australia, Neil has an extensive career in operational and strategic intelligence; serving in the Australian Defence Force for over 20 years. Following his retirement from military service,  Neil was a senior manager of a national strategic crime assessment agency, going on to develop and manage a strategic intelligence capability in the Australian Crime Commission. 

Neil subsequently became the head of a national operation into organised criminal penetration of the air transport sector and, in 2005, he took up a position creating and managing an integrated compliance risk and intelligence system in Medicare Australia. Since then, Neil has led the operations of two other regulators, one in work health and safety, and the other monitoring the performance of not-for-profit businesses involved in social and affordable housing.

Neil is the co-author of a book titled, Managing Intelligence: the Art of Influence and the sole author of Intelligence in Regulation.

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