I had the pleasure of working with Ryan on a number of occasions through the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Ryan is transformational leader who inspires those around him to achieve their goals. Ryan not only empowers others, but also provides the support and guidance required to achieve the desired outcome. During the Formula 1 and Motorcycle Grand Prix events, Ryan’s team was often presented with complex challenges in a high risk and high profile environment, however, Ryan’s ability to maintain a calm, inclusive and pragmatic approach to risk and safety management made addressing these challenges a simple process. Ryan’s personable approach and practical nature will ensure that stakeholders are engaged, needs are understood and complexities are overcome and deliverables achieved.