The Executive Risk Solutions Story  |  Est. 2008

  • Award Winner, Telstra Australian Business of the Year 2015
  • Award Winner, Defence Reserves Support Council WA Employer Support 2016

Executive Risk Solutions was founded in 2008 by former Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment soldier Scott Houston, a third-generation military man who served in several overseas deployments including Afghanistan and East Timor. Swapping the battlefield for the boardroom, Scott now leads the company as Executive Chairperson with a powerful Leadership Team by his side.

From humble beginnings in Western Australia, the company’s global reach spans Asia, Africa, the US and Australia. Leading the world in crisis & emergency management, emergency response, specialist security and business continuity, Executive Risk Solutions is a powerhouse of 550+ global advisors and experts. Our team come from all walks of life, with different goals, different experiences and different perspectives.


In the early years, the company battled a crowded, highly competitive market with established players. As the years went on, Executive Risk Solutions quickly created a name for itself as the new player on the market with strong military values, strict disciplines and an elite skill-set never before seen.

By 2012 the company had won its first game-changing client, mining giant Roy Hill in Western Australia. A natural partnership which still today, continues to go from strength to strength. Providing security and emergency response capabilities to this high profile client helped put Executive Risk Solutions on the map for major public and private companies across the globe. Today, the company boasts an impressive client list with broad industry reach covering government agencies, airports, banks and hospitals through to casinos, retail, civil construction, mining and iron ore.

As the company underwent a period of rapid growth, transformation and diversification, it needed to ensure world-class systems and processes were in place to support its vision. Executive Risk Solutions acted to bolster its credentials with a slew of international ISO certifications across quality, environmental management and health & safety.

By 2015, seven short years after the companies inception, Executive Risk Solutions received the prestigious accolade of Telstra Australian Business of the Year. A culmination of successfully transitioning from the armed forces to the equally cut-throat business world.

Will Irving, Group General Manager of Telstra Business commented, “The spirit and diversity of the business has to be applauded. It rode the mining boom when the business began and has continually focused on growth opportunities, leveraging its skills into large customers across a range of industries.”

Scott Houston, Founder and Executive Chairperson commented, “We have two rules as a company that applies to the team on the ground through to senior managers – make it easy for the client and make the client look good.” 


Over the years, a solutions-driven approach, exceptional performance and demonstrated value to clients has been rewarded with sustainable growth. Today, led by an elite team from the Military Special Forces, Fire & Emergency Services and Law Enforcement, we are proud to lead the world in crisis & emergency management, emergency response and specialist security.

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