Perry Gamsby is a professional personal risk and safety management consultant offering advice, training and expertise in developing individual and corporate harm awareness, mitigation and management policy. A former Military Police Non Commissioned Officer in both uniform and investigative roles, Perry has also worked in the corporate sector since 1985 as a retail security consultant, bodyguard, private investigator, commercial agent, debt collector, sales and marketing consultant and self defence instructor.
Having lived in the Philippines for several years, Perry enjoys a reputation as a noted expert on the country, culture and interaction of expatriates and Filipinos in business, real estate, society and safety issues. He is the author of ten books on topics regarding the Philippines as well as hundreds of articles and other published material. As well as the Philippines, he has travelled extensively to study and to teach, including the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Thailand.
Perry Gamsby holds a Doctorate in Contemporary Literature, a Master of Arts in Writing from Swinburne University of Technology and Diplomas in Business and Marketing. Additionally, he holds the Certificate IV in Business, (Small Business Management) and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessing.
During his military career and afterwards in private security and civilian law enforcement roles, Perry gained considerable experience in hands-on confrontations with criminals and substance abusers. He has trained hundreds of people in effective self defence methods as well as developing the successful ‘WalkSafe: Close Personal Protection Concepts’ program in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. A highly ranked instructor in Filipino Martial Arts, Perry also holds ranks in Aiki-Jitsu, Karate and was a professional Boxing and Kickboxing trainer as well as competing while in his teens.
Combining his military, private security, law enforcement, self defence, writing, training , sales and marketing experience into a progressive business model, Perry Gamsby is in demand as a public speaker and consultant on many varied areas of personal risk management and safety.