Welcome to The ASA Group

With over 21 years of experience in Security, Air Charter, Ground Handling & Permits we are proud to offer an unmatched range of expertise from security consulting to VIP aircraft charters worldwide.


ASA was first established in Manila in 1999 and has in its 21 years of operation grown into a successful and respected organization. ​

During this period, we have enjoyed significant growth in our operations resulting in registered offices in 6 countries, partners and operations throughout Asia and Oceania, and a world-wide reputation for delivering the highest possible standard of tailor-made security, aviation, and travel services to corporate, private and government clients.

We consider ourselves to be Asian operations specialists and back this up through our core management team having over 100 years of combined experience delivering high end travel, security projects and training courses throughout the Asia Pacific region. ASA’s senior management team consists of former corporate executives of private and public companies, law enforcement and military personnel, all of whom have held senior management positions in some of the world’s leading companies and have made Asia their home and base of operations for many years. We provide a comprehensive range of services all of which can be used as stand-alone services or combined to make a streamlined operation of even the most complex project. These services include the following:

  • FBO and Ground Handling Services
  • Cargo
  • Aircraft Charter Operations
  • Medical and Emergency Evacuation
  • Executive and VIP Protection
  • Secure Transport
  • Security Consulting
  • Emergency/Crisis Management and Response
  • Investigations and Due Diligence
  • Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)

Simon P. Wagstaff BEM

Chairman, The ASA Group

"Always deliver more than promised”

Simon left the British Army in 1993 in Hong Kong as a Senior Rank Bomb Disposal Engineer with over 18 years of service. Much of his army tenure was with the elite Commando Forces, and he also has more than 3,000 parachute jumps to his credit. A veteran of the Falklands War, he served seven tours of active duty, including covert operations, in Northern Ireland. He also served several years on active counter-terrorist duty in Europe and was awarded the British Empire Medal for Meritorious Service in 1992.   

After retiring from the army in 1993 he joined Guardforce Group in Hong Kong as Manager – Corporate Security, carrying out detailed security audits and technical surveys on all Guardforce’s security operations including banks, airports, seaports, manufacturing etc. in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer.   

He went on to launch a new aviation security & manpower business for the Israeli aviation security specialist ICTS Asia Pacific, and managed all security services in Manila Airport (an FAA “extraordinary risk” airport) for both United and Northwest Airlines. He also managed the complete security master plan for Clark International Airport and Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga, Philippines.

Simon founded the ASA Group in Manila in 1999, overseeing and expanding the group to today’s multi-national operations with offices in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia and operations in over 20 countries. 


Ted Devereux FBIM, FIoD

Director of Corporate Development

“Great teams are the building blocks of successful organizations”

Ted has lived and worked in Asia Pacific for almost 50 years and is currently based in Kuala Lumpur. After a short career‎ in the British Army, he joined the Security Industry in 1973 and over the years has founded and built a number of security companies, as well as working for multi-national security companies, including an appointment by G4S as Regional President, Asia Pacific 2002 – 2010.  He joined The ASA Group in 2012. Ted is passionate about developing people and building teams. 

Julie Ambrose

Director of Aviation

“If it seems like our work is easy, we’ve done our jobs”

With over 20 years of aviation experience,  including flight coordination, airline passenger service agent & ground agent,  aircraft sales, flight attendant, FBO operations, with her last role as the West Cost Rep at Air Routing International / Rockwell Collins prior to moving to Bangkok in 2010 to join The ASA Group. Her role now covers overseeing all flight operations and services throughout 15 countries and charter flight operations globally. 

Chris Bonython

Regional Security Operations Manager

"Service is about providing our clients with solutions when others give up"

Prior to joining The ASA Group Chris came from a background of policing.  With over 23 years of service in uniform and as a detective he brings a wide ranging set of skills and experience, in particular in relation to investigations, emergency response/management and the planning and execution of complex taskings.

Patcharin Buasri

Assistant Director of Aviation

"Good customer service can save bad customer experience, it's the promise we keep"

With over 15 years of GA/BA experience, Patcharin joined The ASA Group in 2014 as our ops manager for Thailand and is currently our Assistant Director of Aviation.   Prior to joining The ASA Group, she worked as an aviation ops supervisor as well as a cabin stewardess on a Luxury Yacht which traveled around the Mediterranean.    


Irvan Rudyantho

Operations Manager Singapore – Malaysia- Indonesia – Papua New Guinea – Timor Leste

“Giving the services from the heart will bring happiness to the client as well as to ourselves”

With the past experiences in hospitality business (hotelier & IT) for 5 years combined with more than 20 years experiences in the aviation industry, Irvan has the knowledge in dealing with the customer’s needs that relates very well with the Private/General/Business Aviation demands. Other past experiences as an Instructor for Flight Operations Officer and Training on Trainer in some educational institutions as well as Station Manager in some locations enrich his knowledge to deliver the services from the heart as he understands the customer’s needs.

Pharatee Bandith (Taan)

Operations Manager Thailand -Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam – Myanmar

“Thank you for your help’ these words from a client are a reward for me.”

Taan started working with The ASA Group after University and has been with us for over 11 years. She has held various roles within the company and has been part of our aviation ops team for the last 6 years, with her current role as Operations Manager for Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar – sometimes collectively referred to as “Indochina


Johnny Lai

Operations Manager Hong Kong – Macau – Phillipines – China – Taiwan

"Passion with aviation"

After graduating from university, Johnny decided to pursue a career in aviation. With over 12 twelve years of experience in various realms of aviation in Hong Kong, including the last five years with The ASA Group as our Operations Manager for Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, and Philippines. 

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