Keynote Speakers

Alan Bardwell

Chief Risk Officer, ASX Limited

Mr Bardwell has been Chief Risk Officer of ASX since July 2010. He is responsible for ASX’s Clearing Risk Policy, Clearing Risk Quantification, Clearing Risk Management, Portfolio Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit functions. Mr Bardwell was previously Chief Financial Officer at ASX, a role he commenced in December 2006. Prior to that, Mr Bardwell worked globally in a variety of roles for Citigroup (joining in 1991 when…

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Brett Himbury

Chief Executive, IFM Investors

Brett joined IFM Investors (IFM) in April 2010 as Chief Executive.  Brett is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s strategy and ensuring the delivery of strong results for IFM’s clients, shareholders and staff. Under Brett’s leadership, client numbers have tripled and include some of the largest pension funds in Australia, the US, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland, Norway and the UK. IFM’s funds under management have grown from $22.6bn to…

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Christopher MacKinnon

Lloyd’s General Representative in Australia

Chris Mackinnon joined Lloyd’s in February 2015 as General Representative in Australia, and is responsible for market development, and for liaising with market practitioners and regulatory authorities to maintain Lloyd’s presence in Australia. Chris has more than 27 years’ experience in the international insurance industry, with extensive knowledge of both the Australian and London markets. Prior to joining Lloyd’s, Chris was the Chief Executive Officer at Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers, where…

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Dr. Ivanka Mamic

Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing, Target USA

Dr. Mamic leads Target's global responsible sourcing team. Ivanka leads Target's global responsible sourcing team which is embedded in the merchandizing pyramid. Responsibilities encompass developing and directing the strategy and implementation of global responsible sourcing programs, including supply chain transparency, social compliance and environmental performance initiatives for vendors, factories and suppliers. Previously Ivanka spent 17 years with the UN and ILO working in Corporate Social Responsibility and Environment specialties. She…

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Georgie Harman

CEO, beyondblue

Georgie Harman was appointed as the CEO of beyondblue in May 2014. She has significant and broad-ranging policy and service delivery experience in the community, public and private sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom. From 2006-2012, Georgie worked at the Commonwealth Department of Health where she had national responsibility for Australian mental health, suicide prevention and substance misuse policy and programs, including those targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

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Grant Hehir

Auditor-General for Australia, Australian National Audit Office

Grant Hehir commenced his term as Auditor-General for Australia on 11 June 2015. Before his appointment as Commonwealth Auditor-General, Grant served as the Auditor-General of New South Wales (NSW) between November 2013 and June 2015. He worked for the State Government of Victoria between 1998 and 2013 in a number of senior roles including as Secretary of both the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Department of Education and…

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Kate Hughes

Chief Risk Officer, Telstra

Kate Hughes is Chief Risk Officer for Telstra with global responsibility for the enterprise wide risk management, safety, security, investigations, privacy and compliance functions. Kate has led international teams for 10 years and she has broad risk management, compliance, safety and governance experience in many sectors, including financial services, agribusiness, retail, manufacturing, public administration and telecommunications. Kate is a key member of a number of Telstra’s governance committee’s including the…

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Martin Richards

APAC Regional Security Director, Bloomberg LP

Martin joined Bloomberg LP in 2016 as the APAC Regional Security Director. Based in Hong Kong, Martin is responsible for areas of physical security and risk throughout all of Asia. Martin's previous experience includes Associate Director at Control Risks. In this role Martin managed and advised clients during live kidnap incidents, working as a response consultant. He designed and delivered a program of kidnap incident management, family liaison, hostage survival, terrorism, siege, and negotiating…

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Mike Utsler

Chief Operations Officer, Woodside Energy, Deepwater Horizon Response & Recovery

Michael has more than 35 years' global experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He joined Woodside in 2013 as Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for Woodside’s global logistics, drilling, production, HSEQ and security and crisis management. Prior to ​joining Woodside, Michael held the position of President for the BP-Gulf Coast restoration organization. Michael recently spoke at our WA State of Resilience one day conference and received stellar…

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Nicole Grantham

Chief Risk Officer, SAI Global

Nicole joined SAI Global as Chief Risk Officer in December 2015.  A finance professional by trade, Nicole’s career has traversed financial disciplines, having held a number of senior finance roles in the Qantas Group, and risk management and internal audit. Nicole’s passion for risk management stems from a recognition that organisations must take risk in order to grow and succeed. Proactive and disciplined risk management allows businesses to understand and…

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Sean Hughes

Chief Risk & Legal Officer, UniSuper

Sean joined UniSuper in July 2014 and is responsible for the leadership of Risk and Legal Services to all of UniSuper’s operating units. Sean’s role also includes oversight of the Company Secretariat and independent risk assurance functions as well as our political relationships in Canberra. He is a senior lawyer and risk professional with over 25 years’ experience across the financial services, superannuation, insurance, regulators, government and professional services industries.…

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Shannon Sedgwick

CEO, Global Media Risk

Global Media Risk’s CEO Shannon Sedgwick is a highly regarded risk consultant and media adviser with extensive experience in the Middle East and throughout Europe, USA and South East Asia. Shannon is regularly seen on national and international television and radio programs and expert panels discussing national security and terrorism and its effects on our society. A consultant to large media firms, non-profits, schools and NGOs, Shannon’s most recent publications…

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Simon Madden

Director, Essendon Football Club

With experience in education, business and elite sport, Simon Madden has a unique outlook on what it takes to be successful. He played 378 games for the Essendon Football Club, was Victorian and club captain, played in two premiership teams and was selected as an All Australian player. He also had a great of deal of involvement in the Players Association including time as president laying the foundations for the…

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Troy Daly

General Manager Risk, Compliance and Reinsurance Capital Insurance Group

Troy is the General Manager Risk, Compliance and Reinsurance for Capital Insurance Group, a PNG-owned insurer also with operations in Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.  Appointed in May 2015, the role is tasked to build a risk framework across the organisation, covering all regulatory, governance and operational areas.  He is also working on a number of projects across the Pacific region, with industry, government and aid agencies, around…

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Stream Speakers

Chad Alpert

Regional Director GRC, ReadiNow Corporation

Chad Alpert has over 20 years’ corporate experience across a broad spectrum of industries in both Australia and Europe. He has held senior management positions within numerous blue-chip organisations and is currently Regional Director at ReadiNow Corporation headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Chad has extensive industry experience in GRC.  His background stems from technical, to design, strategy, and business development.  Expertise in Governance, Risk and Compliance, Operational Risk Management, IT Risk…

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Simone Bachmann

Head of Information Security Innovation and Culture, Australia Post

Simone is the Head of Information Security Innovation and Culture at Australia Post. Simone and her team believe in doing things differently, engaging with our people through a range of exciting and alternative approaches to help lead security cultural change. In addition, Simone and her team take a customer centric mindset and approach to understand pain points and solve issues using security as an engine for growth. Simone is committed…

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Richard Batty

National Emergency Management Advisor, The GPT Group

Richard is National Emergency Management Advisor at The GPT Group. GPT’s business is focused on the ownership, management and development of Australian commercial real estate with assets under management of over $18 billion. Richard began his consulting career in the Public Safety industry in 2011 having spent nearly 10 years training and supporting people with intellectual, physical and psychiatric disabilities. Using his skills and experience training and managing those with…

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David Bergmark

Executive Director, The Protecht Group

David Bergmark is an Executive Director at the Protecht Group. He is primarily involved in providing consulting and advisory risk management services to a wide range of clients across multiple sectors. David is also instrumental in the development of Protecht’s software offerings covering Enterprise Risk Management (Protecht.ERM), Asset and Liability Management (Protecht.ALM) and Commercial Credit Risk Management (Protecht.CCRM) David commenced his career in 1990 joining the audit division of Price…

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Karesse Biggs

General Manager Corporate Services, Stanwell Corporation

Karesse joined Stanwell Corporation Limited in 2005 and is currently the General Manager – Corporate Services.  She leads a team of professionals and is responsible for corporation-wide risk management, insurance portfolio management, compliance and regulatory, business continuity, crisis, incident, and security management and emergency response oversight, land and property management and mining tenement compliance.   Karesse is performance and outcomes focused and is an influential and trusted member of the leadership…

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Warren Black

Engineer, Project Manager and Risk Academic

Warren is a qualified Engineer, Project Manager and Risk Academic who is currently engaged in a Higher Degree in Research (PHD) through the Queensland University of Technology, whereby he aims to secure an industry quantified and academically robust view as to what enables effective risk control in complex-uncertain operating environments In previous years Warren was a Director of Risk Advisory at Deloitte and the Program Risk Lead for BG QCLNG,…

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Greg Bolton

Manager Governance & Risk, Powerlink Queensland

Greg Bolton is currently engaged as the Manager Governance & Risk at Powerlink Queensland. Greg has over 20 years professional management experience in both the public and private sector in various Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) disciplines including Governance, Risk Management (RM), Business Continuity Management (BCM), Compliance, Incident Management and Capability Development. Greg's experience in GRC disciplines involves associated framework development, implementation and maintenance across a variety of industries including transport, mining, energy, defence, and government. More recently…

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Jason Brown

National Security Director, Thales Australia and New Zealand

Jason Brown is the National Security Director for Thales in Australia and New Zealand.  He is responsible for security liaison with government, law enforcement and intelligence communities to develop cooperative arrangements to minimise risk to Thales and those in the community that it supports.  He is also responsible to ensure compliance with international and Commonwealth requirements for national security and relevant federal and state laws. Before joining Thales in 2004…

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Annabelle Butler

Executive Manager Accessibility, Suncorp Group

Annabelle is an insurance industry professional with more than 17 years of experience, mainly in the public policy, consumer affairs and regulatory affairs disciplines. Annabelle is currently responsible for Suncorp’s Financial Inclusion Action Plan across the Suncorp Group and the day to day running of Essentials by AAI, Australia’s first “micro-insurer”. A lawyer by background Annabelle spent many years heading up the Public Policy and Stakeholder Management area for General…

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Paul Chivers

Challenge Producer and Risk Facilitator for the Emmy Award winning TV show "The Amazing Race"

Paul has been a producer of the two time Emmy Award winning show 'The Amazing Race' TV series since 2004. He has extensive experience in developing, implementing and introducing risk management frameworks, programs and systems. He has worked in event management, TV and film, aviation – rotor & fixed wing both commercial and private, education sector, healthcare, and defence. With both practical and hair-raising case studies to draw from, Paul…

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Dale Cochrane

Business Continuity Senior Consultant, National Australia Bank

Dale is an emerging business continuity professional in the financial services and not-for-profit sector. Working in Retail Banking for 22 years in varying roles and moving into BCM in 2009. Dale is one of two BCM partners to Enterprise Services and Transformation @ NAB, with the division encompassing some 8,100 employees. With outsourced service providers essential to NABs success, ‎in 2014 Dale developed process and planning for Supply Chain Continuity…

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Liz Cox

Manager Risk Advisory Services, Medical Indemnity VMIA

Liz has a clinical background in ICU, Midwifery and Emergency Nursing and moved to hospital management roles and later Executive Officer/Director of Nursing of a rural hospital. Liz moved into statewide positions managing the interests of the private Aged Care Sector. She later worked in the not for profit sector developing and implementing Quality and Risk frameworks for a statewide not for profit community and aged provider before moving back…

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Chenoa Daley

General Manager HR, Gallagher Bassett

As Gallagher Bassett’s head of Human Resources, Chenoa has more than a decade of experience implementing a range of innovative recruitment strategies to attract new talent to the insurance and risk industry. This included launching an internship program, designed to attract new uni graduates to careers in risk and insurance, which was listed as one of Australia’s top 100 internship programs by the Australian Financial Review in 2016. Qualifications Bachelor…

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John Dawson

Managing Partner & Principal Consultant, Dawson McDonald Consulting (DMC)

In 2008 the VMIA asked Dawson McDonald to devise an online assessment that would test organisational attitudes to the management of risk. They have been running these assessments now for eight years to help private and public sector organisations improve their Risk Culture performance. He and the co-owner of Dawson McDonald Consulting (DMC), Carmel McDonald, are two of only three people in Australia to achieve accreditation by the International Society…

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Ken Doughty

CISA CRISC CBCP CRMA is an experienced enterprise risk management professional with one of Australia’s largest banks

Ken Doughty CISA CRISC CBCP CRMA is an experienced enterprise risk management professional with one of Australia’s largest banks. He has over 30 years risk experienced gained in a number of specialist areas, namely IT Audit, Information Technology, Business Continuity Management, Security, Project Management, IT Operations Management and Finance in the public and private sectors. Ken lectures part-time at Macquarie University and has had a large number of papers (30)…

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Dr Sally Ernst

Co-founder, Australian Cyber Security Network & UK Cyber Security Network

Dr Sally Ernst has an MBA, Doctorate, and over 15 years specialised experience in corporate digital innovation in a multi-national context. Sally has held several local and international Board and Advisory roles, a number of internet and security-related technology investments and consultancies, and authored a highly rated cyber security publication for executives. Sally has further variously led and collaborated on a number of global and local innovation, entrepreneurship and cyber…

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Alf Esteban

CEO, The Protecht Group

Alf Esteban is the CEO of The Protecht Group Pty Ltd, a provider of risk and compliance management software products, service and training. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the company as well as leading the execution of Protecht’s long term strategy. He has an extensive background in both risk and compliance business management and the management of IT organisations. His past roles have included a…

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Rod Farrar

Director, Paladin Risk Management Services, Creator of Risk Gladiators

Following 20 years as an officer in the Australian Army, Rod has channelled his passion and skill for managing risk and now applies his extensive experience in assisting organisations to mitigate and eliminate professional risks they may encounter. Rod is an accomplished risk consultant with extensive experience in the delivery of professional consultancy services to Government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Rod’s knowledge of the risk management domain was initially informed…

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Troy Filipcevic

Managing Director, Emergence

Troy Filipcevic is Managing Director of Emergence, an underwriting agency focusing on providing insurance solutions for Cyber and emerging risks. Previously, Troy held executive roles at Suncorp and was responsible for the Strategy function. He also held roles in Partnering & Operational Excellence that was responsible for improving business performance and efficiency and also the Technology business focused on designing and implementing the technology strategy. Prior to joining Suncorp, Troy…

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Steve Flohr

Risk & Resilience Specialist, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Steve delivers the enterprise-wide ABC Resilience Framework providing collaboration across the emergency, security, business continuity, technology disaster recovery and crisis management practices. The program leads the ABC’s commitment to sound strategic risk management practices and building organisational resilience. During his tenure, Steve has led a number of major business disruption response and recovery activities. Steve is also currently the Co-Chair of the Communications Sector Group and a member of the…

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Sally Freeman

National Partner In Charge Risk Consulting, KPMG

Sally is the National Partner in Charge of Risk Consulting at KPMG Australia. She is a senior partner with executive responsibility for managing and growing seven business units and 600 risk professionals including 50 Partners in Australia. The business units include: - Internal Audit - Forensic - Climate Change - Financial Risk Management - Data & Analytics - Board Advisory - Actuaries Sally is a member of KPMG’s Advisory leadership…

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Stan Gallo

Partner, KPMG Forensic Technology, KPMG

As a former deep cover police operative, Stan has lived numerous lives including trafficking in narcotics, firearms and electronic data.  Having experienced these lives, Stan has a unique perspective on all manner of nefarious activities – he has lived these risks.  A risk management specialist , Stan combines his unique insights with traditional investigative skills and forensic technology expertise to assist clients with fraud, financial crime, misconduct, cyber incident response…

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Ken Gamble

Executive Chairman, IFW Global Limited

Ken Gamble is a professional cybercrime investigator, corporate security consultant and clandestine surveillance expert with 28 years’ experience in the private sector. He has contracted to multinational corporations, high net worth individuals and government agencies since 1988 and worked alongside law enforcement and anti-corruption agencies on every continent of the world during his extensive career in the investigation, private intelligence and corporate security industries. Ken is the co-founder and current…

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Chris Gatford

Director, HackLabs

Chris Gatford is the director of HackLabs in Sydney, Australia and performs penetration tests for organisations all around the world. Chris has performed thousands of penetration tests in his career and has reviewed countless IT environments and has directed and been responsible for numerous security assessments for a variety of corporations and government departments. Chris teaches the art of penetration testing as an Instructor for the HackLabs’ Courses and has…

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Rinske Geerlings

Managing Director, Business As Usual

Ms Rinske Geerlings is an internationally known, award winning consultant, speaker and certified trainer in Business Continuity, IT Management, Disaster Recovery and Risk Management with over 15 years global experience. Her firm, Business As Usual, has successfully competed against the Big Four to work with prestigious clients including 8 Central Banks, BBC WorldWide, Toll, Shell, Lonely Planet, Boeing, Fuji Xerox, Fujitsu, St George Bank, NIB, Toga, ASIC, Departments of Defence/Immigration/Health/Industry/Education/Foreign Affairs,…

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Pete Gervasoni

Senior Risk Partner, Transport Accident Commission

Pete has worked in risk related roles for more than 10 years and currently specialises in Organisational Resilience. Pete has held management positions in multiple levels of Government across diverse sectors including Enterprise Risk Management, project management, policy development, quality assurance, international bilateral negotiation and innovation. Currently working at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) as a Senior Risk Partner, he provides an internal risk management consultancy to the Executive and…

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Rick Gilmore

Founder, Good Company Coaching

Rick Gilmore is the founder of Good Company Coaching, an Australian based authority on amplifying influence, repurposing professional relevance, and avoiding reputation risk. He is an influencing and leadership strategist, who for over 25 years, has helped numerous executives of significant organisations to a senior adviser to a former prime minister, to rookie business leaders just starting out. Clients include; Unisys, CSR, ANZ, Orica, Medibank Health Solutions, CSC, American Express,…

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Craig Goldberg

Director, Business Olympian Group

Craig has worked in the field of business continuity, crisis management and IT disaster recovery for over 15 years. He is the co-Founder and a Director of the Business Olympian Group which is focussed on building high performing individuals, teams, systems and organisations through leadership, innovation, continuity and simulation work. Craig’s philosophy is about bringing the client into the centre of every piece of work – making them the hero…

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Tim Gorst

Senior Manager Wealth Transformation Program, National Australia Bank

Tim qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia in 1997, and more recently qualified as a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary in 2013.  Tim has over 20 years financial services experience across both banking and wealth management and currently works for the NAB as Senior Manager NAB Wealth Transformation.  Some of Tim’s other more recent roles include Head of Corporate Superannuation Pricing & Technical Services, Project Director…

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Jason Gotch

Managing Principal (NSW), Dynamiq Strategy

Prior to joining Dynamiq as the Managing Principal (NSW), Jason was employed in similar roles at companies such as Knight Frank, AEG Ogden, Westfield and Foxtel. Jason recently formed the NSW Chapter of BANG (Business & National Government) for Resilience & Business Continuity Professionals, a networking group that includes practitioners from around Australia. In addition to these positions he is a committee member of the RMIA for the NSW Chapter…

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Rebecca Gurney

Principal Advisor, Risk, Continuity & Security, Stanwell Corporation

Rebecca joined Stanwell in 2012 and is Principal Advisor – Risk, Continuity and Security. She is responsible for leading the development, delivery and continuous improvement of Stanwell’s Risk Management, Business Continuity (including crisis, incident and emergency response) and Security programs. Rebecca is performance and outcomes focused, and is a trusted advisor to senior management within the business. She holds a Master of Science in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management, conducting…

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Duncan Hains

Senior Consultant, RCA Crisis Management

Duncan is an experienced strategic crisis management consultant at RCA Crisis Management – Australia’s longest established crisis consultancy. He has advised executive leaders from a broad range of high-profile clients on developing their corporate procedures, training and exercising. He has counselled corporations and government during live events, designing response strategies and facilitating early and ongoing control. He works across Australia, New Zealand and Central Asia for companies in the travel,…

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Rob Hogath

Non-executive Director, AMC Consultants

Rob Hogarth is a non-executive director with over 40-years corporate experience in both Australian and international markets, including 29 years as a partner of KPMG focusing on business risk. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and sits on multiple boards and audit and risk committees. Rob has over 15-years experience as a director and audit and risk committee member in the private…

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Craig Hynes

General Manager Operations, Executive Risk Solutions

Craig has over 27 years’ experience in the fire and emergency services, crisis and disaster management fields with significant Australian and International experience. Craig joined Executive Risk Solutions following a long career in the Western Australian (WA) Government as the operational head of the State’s emergency services. In his new role he is specializing in Crisis and Emergency Management and assisting with the growing emergency response and disaster preparedness role…

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Bob Jensen

Senior Managing Director, Strat 3 LLC

From war zones to the White House, from disasters to diplomatic crises, Bob Jensen has lead national and international communication efforts for events that have been on front pages around the world. Bob has served as a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council as well as for the US Embassy in Baghdad and led on the ground efforts to assess and improve coalition strategic communication effectiveness on Iraq…

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Brendan Jones

Director Business Continuity Team, Australian Taxation Office

Brendan Jones - MBCI, is the Director of the Australian Taxation Office’s Business Continuity Team. He has been involved in the ATO’s Business Continuity programme since 2011. In addition to leading the ATO’s BCM capability, he is developing a shared services BCM model across the Whole of Government. He also chairs the Australian Public Service BCM Community of Practice and is a member of the Business Continuity Institutes 2020 think-tank.…

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Natasha Jones

KelledyJones Lawyers

Natasha is a specialist public and administrative law advisor. Her breadth of experience, coupled with her strategic approach, sees her advising councils across the State to ensure the fulfilment of corporate objectives in a practical and solution focussed manner. She has developed significant expertise in advising councils and related entities on their statutory powers and obligations, the interpretation of legislation and policy, administrative law principles, dispute resolution, freedom of information,…

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Michael Kelledy

Public Law Specialist, KelledyJones Lawyers

Michael is a passionate South Australian public law specialist, having spent over 20 years practising in corporate governance structures, standards and legal matters. He is a widely published and a sought after author and speaker, and has been recognised by his peers in the prestigious Best Lawyers Australia list as an outstanding legal talent. Michael's work with councils, related entities and a variety of statutory authorities and other non-profit organisations…

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Rachelle Koster

Partner Crisis Management & Resilience, Deloitte

Rachelle joined Deloitte in 2016 and leads Deloitte’s Australian crisis management and resilience business. Rachelle has spent the last decade in senior line management roles at the Commonwealth Bank and Qantas where she had responsibility for enterprise wide programs and team leadership for a range of functions including business resilience, security, emergency response, crisis management, business continuity, intelligence, due diligence and financial crime. Within those roles Rachelle led enterprise wide…

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Colin Macdonald

Director Corporate Services, Aspen Medical

Colin Macdonald is the Director of Corporate Services of Aspen Medical, responsible for; Risk, Health, Safety and Environment, Security, Training, Quality, Travel and Property functions. Aspen Medical is an international organisation with operations in several countries outside Australia. Colin has a MA in Safety Management and is a highly experienced HSE and Risk professional starting his HSE and Risk career whilst serving with the British Army. On arrival in Australia…

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Shane MacDonald

Partner - Forensic Consulting, Grant Thornton Australia

Shane has over 24 years’ professional experience across both the private and public sectors, in both Australia and the United Kingdom.  He is a specialist in fraud and corruption risk management and investigations, consulting across a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, retail, construction, health, community services, indigenous affairs as well as the public sector. Shane has specific experience conducting forensic reviews of procurement and contract management practices in public…

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Julian Martin

General Manager Information Systems, Gallagher Bassett

Julian has in excess of 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, having held senior positions within a number of IT companies and dealing with large corporate enterprises. Since joining GB in 2009, Julian’s priorities have been to create an Information Systems team that is focused on providing the most appropriate level of technology capability to GB.  He has broad technology experience and awareness, particularly with Information Technology strategies, trends,…

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Kerry McGoldrick

Director, EY

Kerry joined the Advisory practice of EY in 2013 and assists private and public sector clients to achieve objectives and improve performance through enhanced governance, risk and resilience practices. Before joining EY, Kerry worked for Woolworths Limited for over 10 years in a range of corporate roles, including group-level responsibility for building and implementing risk and resilience frameworks. Prior to joining Woolworths, Kerry worked for the law firm Abbott Tout…

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Sophie McMurray

Founder, McMurray + Associates

Sophie is the founder of McMurray + Associates. She is a lawyer, specialising in anti-corruption compliance, with a Masters in International Law. She is currently studying a Global Executive MBA through INSEAD in Singapore. Sophie is the former Head of Compliance and Anti-Corruption Officer at Deloitte where she developed and implemented Deloitte’s Compliance Framework and Global Anti-corruption Program. She has also helped facilitate compliance by some of Australia’s biggest companies with…

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Liza Nadolski

Senior Risk Management Advisor, icare NSW

Liza Nadolski (LLB BA LLM) drives risk management innovation for a diverse customer base at icare NSW. Liza was previously Legal Counsel & Corporate Governance Manager for two paediatric hospital and has won awards for risk management leadership and innovation. Liza is also a Director of Australian Doctors International, a not-for-profit which deploys volunteer doctors to Papua New Guinea. Through her engagement in hackathons and other startup community activities, Liza is…

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John Neil

Principal Consultant, The Ethics Centre

John is a philosopher and consulted to The Ethics Centre for four years, before joining the Centre in a permanent capacity in 2012. Previously an academic, John consulted to a wide range of organisations and was a lecturer and researcher in business ethics and innovation at the University of Technology (UTS) Business School. Since joining The Ethics Centre, John has worked with corporations, government and civil society to bring ethics…

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Graeme Newton

Lead Partner Crisis Management and Leadership, Deloitte Australia

Graeme was appointed in October 2014 to lead Deloitte’s Australian Crisis Management business, including the firm’s Centre of Excellence for Crisis Management for the South East Asia region. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the world renowned Queensland Reconstruction Authority, being responsible for the $14 billion reconstruction program for disasters from 2010-2014. Graeme was formerly the Coordinator-General of the Queensland Department of Infrastructure and previously CEO of Queensland…

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Dr Chris Parker

Assistant Secretary Plant Export Operations, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Chris studied as a veterinarian and worked for a number of years in mixed practice in rural Western Australia and South Australia. He moved to Melbourne briefly to take up a role as a technical services manager with a large agriculture and veterinary chemical company. Due to family circumstances he then moved to South Australia to manage and operate a large family farming and grazing property. After 11 years Chris…

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Clare Payne

Consulting Fellow for Ethics in Banking and Finance The Ethics Centre, Director of the The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO)

Clare Payne specialises in the field of ethics in banking and finance. She commenced her career as an employment lawyer then managed the Integrity Office of a Global Investment Bank. Clare initiated and is now a Director of The Banking and Finance Oath ( and was awarded the Inaugural Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics in Finance by the Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva for her paper titled, 'Ethics or Bust:…

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Tony Pooley

Director, CEO at Principle Seven and Associate Professor at the University of South Australia

Tony is an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia on risk management, and the co-author of the book ‘Risk Bandits’, a critique on current standards in the risk profession.  He spent 5 years on the NOPSEMA Advisory Board advising Federal and State Ministers on the performance of the national offshore safety and environmental regulator and spent two years on the executive committee of Newcrest Mining Ltd.

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Daniel Pritchard

Chief Executive Officer, Dynamiq

Daniel is the Chief Executive Officer at Dynamiq and is an enterprise leader with a passion for innovative, efficient, fast paced business. His work has taken him around the world several times and deposited him in a diverse range of roles, industries and locations. He has built, developed and led high performing global teams across multiple market sectors. Daniel is a generalist, specialising in making the complex simple and is…

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Ganesha Rajanaidu

Technology Director, Ernst & Young

Ganesha has 11 years’ experience helping organisations manage their cyber security risks. He joined EY in 2016 as a Director in their Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice and is responsible for EY’s cyber incident response service in Australian and New Zealand. Prior to joining EY, Ganesha was a Senior Manager in PwC’s cyber and forensic practice where he supported clients across industries including pharmaceutical, mining, telecommunications, financial services, digital,…

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Tracy Riddle

KelledyJones Lawyers

Prior to commencing at KelledyJones Tracy was the Senior Lawyer in the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Implementation team and the Senior Lawyer on the ICAC implementation team, and was involved in the provision of advice to the Government on the creation of the Office for Public Integrity. Tracy started her legal career as a police officer and police prosecutor before working as a Senior Investigator with the Environment…

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Gav Schneider

CEO, Risk2Solution Group

Dr Gav is an acknowledged leader in the field of human based risk management and the psychology of risk, He is a serial entrepreneur and has been running his own businesses since 2001. He has conducted business in over 17 countries and provided a wide range of services for a very diverse client base ranging from heads of state to school teachers. He is a leading academic in his field…

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Dr Sandra Seno-Alday

Lecturer, The University of Sydney

Dr Sandra Seno-Alday has research and teaching interests in international business, risk and performance. For more than 10 years, she was a consultant for a variety of medium to large organisations from a broad spectrum of industries, providing strategic international business development and organisation development solutions particularly in Southeast Asia. Notably, she has served as a research and business development consultant to public private partnerships and government agencies. She is…

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Ken Simpson

Resilience and Continuity Coach, The VR Group

Ken Simpson has 30+ years experience as a manager and leader in both public and private sector organisations. During that time he has led internal Risk, DR and BCM teams, recovery operations following a major incident. He is a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute and holds a range of academic and professional qualification including a BA(Social Sciences), an MBA and Certified Organizational Resilience Professional by ICOR. Ken has held…

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Soon Kit Tham

Subject Matter Expert, Risk Practice Director, Asia Pacific, Wolters Kluwer

Soon Kit is Wolters Kluwer’s subject matter expert directing risk management practices in Asia Pacific. He brings to Wolters Kluwer executive experience from OCBC Bank Group where he led the banking group’s Value at Risk and Stress Testing mandates, managing risk to Global Treasury, Investment Banking, OCBC Securities and Bank of Singapore. Soon Kit also led OCBC’s Internal Model initiative team representing the Group for Basel and Quantitative Impact Study…

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Nick Sordon

Vice President Casualty Treaty, Swiss Reinsurance

Nick Sordon has been an insurance professional for 21 years and is currently a Senior Casualty Treaty Underwriter with Swiss Reinsurance. Prior to joining Swiss Re, Nick worked for a number of direct insurance companies including some years in the field as a Senior Risk Surveyor specialising in Liability risk identification and analysis. With a career background in liability underwriting, in 2005 Nick joined Swiss Re in the Casualty Facultative…

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Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan is passionate about transformational risk leadership and working with a range of organisations to navigate uncertainty. With over twenty years’ government and private sector experience, Mark is broadly recognised as a credible and authoritative adviser on risk management, integrity, strategy, governance, business continuity, and crisis and emergency management. Mark graduated with distinction from Charles Sturt University with a degree in emergency management, where his focus was on risk-based…

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Mike Tarrant

Adjunct Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology

Mike has worked in education and research in disaster management for the past 25 years. He was an Assistant Director leading research and development at the Australian Emergency Management Institute (1997-2012). He holds adjunct appointments; including Associate Professor in the Public Health Faculty at Queensland University of Technology and in the Department of Tropical Medicine at James Cook University Townsville. Mike has presented to conferences, run courses and workshops in…

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Andrea Taylor

Director Mental Health Drug and Alcohol, Northern Sydney Local Health District

Ms Taylor is currently the Director of Mental Health Drug and Alcohol for Northern Sydney Local Health District and was formerly the Director of Mental Health Drug and Alcohol for Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service prior to the implementation of the National Reform Agenda.  Ms Taylor is concurrently a Surveyor for the Australian Council of Health Care Standards. Ms Taylor has an extensive history in the delivery of…

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Guy Underwood

Managing Director, Forensic and Risk Services

Guy heads up a specialised team capable of undertaking in- depth forensic investigations. He is involved in investigations encompassing fraud, corruption, insider trading, bullying and harassment, IP theft and any other forms of misconduct. He is regularly sought by senior management when addressing potentially serious compliance breaches or acts of fraud or corruption. Guy has conducted major investigations into banking, purchasing, sales and other fraud in Australia and South East…

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Thomas Verlaet

Principal Consultant, Wolters Kluwer

As a principal consultant and project manager, Thomas has over a decade of extensive experience in providing risk management, governance and audit services to major financial institutions across Europe, Asia and Australia. He is currently Product Specialist at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. In his position, he works with Financial Services firms to address their tactical and strategic needs across Risk, Finance, Governance and…

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Peter Walker

Executive Director Commercial Development, Gallagher Bassett

Peter, a Chartered Insurance Practitioner, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters and European Loss Adjusting Expert, is a seasoned claims professional, having worked in the claims industry for more than 30 years. Having held national management, executive and director roles since 1996 in Australia and the UK, Peter joined Gallagher Bassett in 2002 and in his current position is accountable for the organisation’s strategy, and implementation, of all…

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Ian C. Waters OAM

Risk Liability Services Manager, Redland City Council

Ian has fifty-one (51) years experience in the Insurance and Risk Management disciplines. Prior to joining Redland City Council in 1993 he was employed in various capacities including Corporate Risk Manager for a large State Government Statutory Authority. Ian has undertaken studies in the fields of Insurance, Risk Management, Counter Disaster Planning, Security, WH&S and Workers’ Compensation and is an Associate Fellow of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia. Ian…

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Samantha Zimmerman

Manager, Risk Advisory, VMIA

Samantha has worked in the public sector for over 20 years in both Federal and State roles. Samantha leads the VMIA Risk Advisory team which partners with Victorian public sector departments and agencies to help the State prepare for, prevent or reduce the impact of harm. Samantha is also the Chair of the Australian New Zealand Insurance Institute of Finance’s Risk Management Faculty Board and has a Master of Risk…

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