Steve Ayling AM
Steve Ayling is a practitioner in defence and security matters.
He has recently appeared on the Seven Sunrise and Channel 10 News
television programs, and has been interviewed on the Melbourne 3AW
Neil Mitchell program to provide expert comment on the war in Iraq.
He has previously been quoted by the Australian Financial Review
(November/ December 2002) and the Sydney Morning Herald (October
2002) to provide comment on the threat of terrorism in Australia.
He is currently the Director of Security Coalitions Pty Ltd, a
company that he created in April 2002. He promotes innovative approaches
to the new challenges and perceptions for security in Australia
and overseas. The unpredictable situation has severe consequences
for those who are unprepared but also presents new opportunities
for those who can shape their environment through effective leadership
and governance, reasoned judgements, strategic insights, deliberate
planning and viable partnerships.
Security Coalitions Pty Ltd has gained specific experience in the
business sector over a short period of time, with practical knowledge
within the property development, retail, transportation infrastructure
and education sectors. Unlike most security providers, Steve Ayling
is able to address individual requirements from a strategic perspective
within the wider context of government national security initiatives.
He can apply the proven disciplines of military campaign planning
and operations against determined adversaries.
Steve Ayling retired with the rank of Brigadier from the Australian
Defence Force after 30 years of service in April 2002. His last
appointment was as Special Adviser Security for the Commonwealth
Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in Australia in March 2002.
CHOGM was postponed from October 2001as a result of the 11th September
2001 terrorist attacks, and required new concepts for security.
His military experience included UN peacekeeping operations in
Cambodia (1992), negotiations to build the INTERFET coalition for
operations in East Timor (1999), and conduct of the Australian Government's
public consultation program prior to the release of the Defence
White Paper (2000). He has travelled widely and has lived overseas
(UK - 1978/79, Pakistan - 1986, Cambodia - 1992, USA - 1997/98).
Steve Ayling was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia
(AM) in 1993 in recognition of his military achievements and the
command of over 550 Australian and New Zealand military personnel
Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies, Joint Services Staff
College, Canberra, 1993.
Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, Australian Army Command
and Staff College, 1991.
Bachelor of Science (Honours, War Studies), University of Baluchistan,
Bachelor of Science (Honours Physics, Class One), University
of New South Wales, 1975.
Graduate United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Graduate ADF Joint Services Staff College, Canberra, Australia,
Graduate Pakistan Army Command and Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan,
Graduate British Army Telecommunications Management Course,
Blandford, UK, 1978
Graduate Royal Military College Duntroon, Canberra, Australia,