The Team

Helping you navigate risk in remote and difficult environments

Austere Risk Management is an experienced team of medical, rescue and safety professionals with a passion for wilderness environments. Our backgrounds span ambulance, military operations, fire, rescue, mental health, security, disaster response and the outdoors. We are committed to working closely with clients to develop and implement field-tested risk management strategies and support your project through to a safe and successful completion.


Nathan Burns

Director | Medic | Consultant​

Nathan is a registered paramedic, wilderness first-aid trainer, and risk consultant with a background in ambulance, outdoor leadership, humanitarian and disaster response, outdoor education, and healthcare in the wilderness. Nathan combines years of experience leading outdoor activities with his extensive paramedic skill-set to provide practical field-tested risk management solutions.


Brad Stewart

Director | Medic | Consultant​

Brad is a registered paramedic and risk consultant with a background in military special operations, humanitarian and disaster response, rescue, and remote healthcare. Brad delivers risk management solutions based on years of experience working with safe and effective teams in a range of complex environments, from remote and wilderness areas to conflict and disaster zones.​

Joe Knight

Wilderness Medic | Trainer

Joe is a registered Apnea Academy Freediving Instructor, professional waterman as well as a wilderness medic, nutrition and lifestyle consultant, and a renowned trainer and coach specialising in personal development. Joe found his passion for helping others very early in life through joining the Royal Australian Navy, where he served as a Medic and was discharged honorably with a Maritime Commander Australia Commendation whilst serving in South East Asia.

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