Ariscu uses innovation and technology design to make
complex environment, health and safety (EHS) management straightforward.
The Ariscu Story
Born on the plains of South Africa in 2000, we originally started by helping clients with environmental consulting under the name of Green Gain Consulting (Pty) Ltd. Over the years, we worked closely with our clients to build the foundation of what Ariscu is today.
After helping our clients achieve many successes across a variety of industries, ComplyWorks Ltd. purchased Green Gain in 2018 and we officially renamed to Ariscu. ComplyWorks purchased Ariscu to expand on its field-level capabilities and bring even more value to ComplyWorks and Ariscu clients.
Ariscu's success has always been in providing clients with a global legal compliance solution and technology to easily digitize their EHS management systems. As Ariscu and ComplyWorks continue to grow, we will continue to expand our offerings and enhance our Internet of Things (IoT) business intelligence platform for our clients. Our clients benefit not only from our solutions but also from being supported by a talented team of people who care about them, their people and their operations.
At Ariscu we believe that having a safe and environmentally responsible worksite should not be difficult. Setting clear requirements, collecting information and creating valuable insights should be available to everyone. We are here to help you succeed with your EHS and GRC management.
2000Green Gain Consulting is formed.
2002Roll out first public training courses (Mining/Industry).
2003The Green Gain website is launched with the DigiLex login.
2006The health and safety suite is launched on DigiLex.
20092,000 users on DigiLex – double our user-base within 2 years!
2017DG-App offline mobile app launched.
2018ComplyWorks Ltd. purchases Green Gain. DigiLex and Green Gain rebrand to Ariscu.
Our Culture & Values
Ariscu is focused on achieving excellence by delivering innovative and easy-to-use software for global EHS management. Our pursuit is driven by the creativity of our employees, our collaborative relationships with our partners and providers, and by respecting the environment and community we are a part of.
We value skills and knowledge, but we also value character, honesty and integrity.
Ariscu believes in building beautiful, innovative and user-friendly software that is simple, and yet powerful. We provide solutions and services to bring valuable insights and processes to our clients, so they can be successful.
At Ariscu we believe that leadership is only one aspect of what has made our company successful – we are a team focused organization. We are successful as a team and we celebrate our achievements as a team.
Nicolai Massyn is the founder of Green Gain Consulting Ltd. where he gained considerable experience in the development and implementation of web and smartphone-based GRC-S and business intelligence applications. Nicolai also led the ComplyWorks Africa operations for seven years until 2018, when he moved to Canada to oversee the re-branding to Ariscu and lead the company's operations from its new headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.
Nicolai is an environmental lawyer with 20 years of experience in the functional areas of health, safety and environmental law and compliance management. He is also a recognized trainer, speaker and author in the GRC-S field in Africa and also practiced law as a barrister at the Pretoria and Cape Town Bar Associations. He has also read commerce, law and management, and holds a bachelor of commerce degree, a post-graduate bachelor of law and a master of environmental management.
Louis Ferreira has extensive experience in strategic and business management. To his role as managing director of Africa operations for both Ariscu and ComplyWorks, Louis brings experience in change management; project management and benchmarking; and business process modelling and re-engineering.
In his career Louis has worked in many different capacities including military service, tertiary lecturing, managing an IT joint venture start-up and consulting for Deloitte, Groman Consulting and StratSolv. He has also presented papers on leadership, managerial optimization, training and development and many others.
Louis holds three master’s degrees and over eight certificates to complement his professional development.
Riley Fairbanks brings his passion for helping companies digitize their operations from a governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) standpoint to his role as the Director of Operations for Ariscu.
Over the course of nearly a decade, Riley has been focused on creating efficiencies for leading energy infrastructure companies and a multinational sportswear corporation. His experience in market intelligence allows him to identify patterns in data, processes and procedures, which led to many different successes for the companies he worked for. Riley brings this experience to his role with Ariscu and looks forward to helping clients remove doubt and become more agile while managing their risks.
Riley is a certified GRC professional who also holds an MBA from the Mannheim School of Business in Germany.
Cal Fairbanks is the President and CEO of ComplyWorks Ltd., a global leader in supplying contractor compliance management solutions and the parent company of Ariscu. In his role as Ariscu’s Chairman of the Board, Cal provides strategic direction, leadership and corporate governance to the board of directors and Ariscu executives.
Cal has over 25 years of experience in creating, growing and leading successful technology enterprises. Prior to ComplyWorks, Cal founded and led a successful e-procurement company that specialized in secure electronic financial document exchange.
Over the years, Cal has served as a director of several private companies and organizations including, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) and the Petroleum Technology Association of Canada (PTAC). Cal holds a degree in economics from the University of Calgary, and a master of business administration degree from European University, Business School in Brussels – a top Belgium university.
He actively supports the community and is the founder and co-chairman of the Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada.
Ross Wickware is one of the original founders of ComplyWorks, the parent company of Ariscu. He has been a member of Ariscu's board of directors since 2018. Ross provides counsel support to the ComplyWorks and Ariscu executives and board with his experience in new software service development and operational design.
He also brings over 26 years of military experience with the Canadian Forces and five years of security experience with the United Nations and international non-governmental organizations in Europe, the Middle East and South Central Asia.
He has managed the development and funding of several internet-based applications in multiple industries including transportation, logistics and English as a Second Language (ESL) training. Ross is the Managing Director of the Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of Canadian youth on workplace safety and hazards.
Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada
Safety in Schools Foundation is a registered non-profit organization committed to providing young employees across Canada with the opportunity to learn the basics about workplace safety. Formed by industry to address the high rate of workplace injuries among employees between the ages of 15 and 24, Safety in Schools delivers free online, industry-recognized workplace safety courses to high school students at participating schools, along with support for teachers and school administrators. Our goal is to prepare every young person entering the workforce with the knowledge to recognize and avoid hazards, regardless of which career path they choose or industry they work in.