Former local, Graham Gilkison has spent the best part of the past 30 years working overseas in security and the armed services.
However, you can't take the boy away from the Great Lakes.
Mr Gilkison recently returned home, establishing home grown international security company Austability.
The Austability relationship manager explained the company aimed to foster improved security through advice and knowledge transfer , resource acquisition and sustainment.
Great Lakes business operators can learn more about the company when Mr Gilkison addresses next week's Forster Tuncurry Business Chamber March monthly breakfast meeting.
Mr Gilkison will share his experiences on topical issues such as border protection and security and explain how Austability helps build capacity to combat such risks.
Mr Gilkison joined the RAAF as an 18-year-old serving and working in East Timor, Sudan, Iraq, Chad, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Pakistan with Austability, the United Nations and Australian Defence Force.
The breakfast meeting will be held at Hamilton's Restaurant, Tuncurry from 7am next Tuesday, March 26.