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.
Chief Operations Officer
Following in her father's footsteps, Anne-Maree has pursued a career in intelligence from a young age. She graduated top of her class, gaining a Masters of International Security Studies, and receiving the Vice Chancellors Commendation for Academic Excellence.
Following her graduation, she published several papers on the topic of international security and assisted in the development of a whole of government counter-terrorism exercise in the Australian Capital Territory.
Anne-Maree spent several years working for a State law enforcement agency during which time she has helped uncover major financial crime syndicates, provided long term strategic assessments and developed new operating procedures for the handling of missing persons cases. She then transitioned to an environmental regulator to assist them in building their intelligence capabilities.
She has traveled extensively, including undertaking volunteering expeditions to the Pacific Islands, West Papua and Ecuador. She is a member the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (previously serving on the Board).
Chief Technical Officer
Jimmi has a diverse and vibrant career history, making him the perfect choice to take care of all our domestic and overseas partners.
Jimmi began his career as a Special Forces Operative in the Swedish Military. During this time he was exposed to high-level intelligence training including geospatial intelligence, counter-espionage and communications intelligence.
Following his departure from military service, Jimmi pursued his passion for luxury vehicles, creating his own importation business in Northern Europe. Jimmi also spent time at sea during exploration expeditions with the daring Swedish based Ocean X Team.
Seeking warmer waters, Jimmi travelled to Australia and began working in law enforcement information security. He has since combined his intelligence and sales training to bring immense value to Intelligence Rising.