Peter Ashwin is the principal and founder of Event Risk Management Solutions (ERMS), a consulting practice committed to enhancing organizational resilience through innovative risk management practices, capability development and security solutions for events in today’s uncertain world. Ashwin is a former Australian Army special forces officer who has been delivering integrated security solutions and risk management strategies within complex, multi‐agency environments for over 20 years. His work has included events across six Olympic Games (2000–2012), the G8/G20 Summits (Toronto 2010), the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 (Australia and New Zealand) and the Baku 2015 European Games (Azerbaijan). More recently, he has consulted to some of North America’s most iconic festivals and events including the Calgary Stampede, the Philadelphia Flower Show, Memphis in May International Festival, Beale Street Historic District (Memphis), Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Canadian National Exhibition “The EX” in Toronto. Ashwin is a director on the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) World Board and also lectures on risk management and event security at the IFEA/NRPA Event Management School and IAVM Academy of Venue Safety and Security. He is based out of Boise, Idaho, and Montreal.