A Look Back at the 2006 & 2007 RMIA Conferences

For a number of years this was the website for the RMIA Annual Conferences, the premier risk conference in the Asia Pacific Region. The conference brings together Risk professionals from across the Asia Pacific Region.
Content is from the site's 2006 -2007 conferences.

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The practice of Risk Management is changing in response to the rapidly changing global economy, the increased speed of the product lifecycle and the onus on governments to ensure competitive economies. Combined with uncertainty factors such as terrorism, bio-security, complexity of regulation and the increased scrutiny of organisational governance, there are great opportunities and challenges for risk management practitioners.

The RMIA National Conference in 2006 will provide both the insight and the tools to realise the opportunities and minimise the threats to your organisation’s ability to achieve its strategic intent.

Beginning on the Sunday morning, there will be a range of knowledge sessions in a variety of formats to meet the needs of strategic and operational risk managers from the public, private and not for profit sectors. Along with valuable knowledge to be gained there will be unparalleled opportunities to network and have some fun.

RMIA 2006 is a must attend event for risk management practitioners, senior managers, consultants, service providers and others in the field.

Enter these dates in your diary now


The Melbourne Convention Centre is the venue for the 2006 conference and exhibition, located beside the Yarra River in the heart of the city and within walking distance of all the conference hotels. The MCC has hosted over 10,000 events since it opened 15 years ago. The RMIA 2006 exhibition will be held in You Yangs Hall on the same level as the plenary sessions in John Batman Theatre. You Yangs Hall provides over 2000 square metres of carpeted exhibition space with direct access to the loading dock via lifts. The exhibition will be the networking hub of the conference, incorporating refreshment breaks, happy hours, a networking area and internet lounge. For further information about the convention centre visit www.mecc.com.au

The Industry Exhibition will be a major component of the RMIA 2006 conference and will feature market leaders from the risk management sector. The conference program has been specifically designed to maximise the opportunity for delegates to visit the exhibition.

With a networking area, internet lounge, coffee breaks, happy hours, and morning and afternoon teas being held in the exhibition area, this area is set to be the prime networking arena for both delegates and exhibitors.


The RMIA 2006 Exhibition offers the perfect opportunity to build relationships with the key decision makers on risk management issues.

  • General risk management consultants
  • Insurance companies
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Insurance consultants
  • Government Departments/Organisations
  • Loss management companies
  • Risk management legal practitioners
  • Occupational Health and Safety advisors
  • Engineering and project risk consultants
  • Investigation services
  • Security consultants and providers
  • Risk management software providers
  • Compliance services providers
  • Fleet management
  • Education and Training providers
  • Risk related recruitment firms


The RMIA National Conference is the largest and highest quality learning event for risk management professionals in Australia. It attracts nearly 600 delegates who represent a wide range of practitioners including:

  • Strategic risk management practitioners
  • Operational risk management practitioners
  • Senior business managers
  • Major private sector enterprises
  • All levels of government and some of their agencies
  • A range of business advisors

In recent years delegate numbers have grown rapidly with over 40% increase since 2002. Further growth in delegate numbers is forecast for RMIA 2006.


The RMIA 2006 Conference will provide delegates, sponsors and exhibitors with the most effective marketing/client relations platform within the Risk Management industry. By combining an informative conference program, respected international and national industry speakers, a vibrant social program and state-of-the art industry exhibition, RMIA 2006 is the premier Risk Management conference to attend this year.

Why are we so confident?

  • The program will feature internationally renowned experts in the field of risk management.
  • The program will deliver new knowledge to delegates on issues of strategic importance to their organisation.
  • The program will provide an opportunity to network with a cross section of colleagues and experts from all areas of risk management.
  • The conference is an ideal platform for industry to inform their target market about new products and services.
  • The conference provides an opportunity for staff to gain otherwise unavailable information on the status of risk management
  • Sponsorship provides an excellent opportunity to position your brand and improve knowledge of product and service offer before, during and after the event.
  • As an Exhibitor your representatives can network with professionals from around Australia and overseas.
  • Your company’s involvement, commitment and support for RMIA 2006 will be widely acknowledged leading up to the conference.
  • Your company will benefit significantly from exposure to an interested, relevant and valuable audience in an informal yet informative environment away from everyday distractions.




Corner of Spencer & Flinders Streets, Melbourne

Situated beside the picturesque Yarra River, the Melbourne Convention Centre is located just a short stroll from many of the city's restaurants, hotels and shopping areas making it easily accessed by foot or public transport. All the conference hotels are within walking distance of the convention centre.

All conference sessions, the exhibition, and the conference dinner will be held within the Melbourne Convention Centre.




Saturday 11 November 2006

13:00– 17:00 Venue: Crowne Plaza Melbourne
CPRM PD Workshop
Presenter: Michael Lutomski Risk Manager International Space Station Program, NASA, USA

Sunday 12 November 2006

0900– 1730 Registration Opens
0930– 1045 National Board of Directors, Chapter Executives, Life Members, Honorary Fellows & Past Presidents meeting
1100 Plenary Session
1110 Welcome to 3rd National Conference of RMIA, David Wilkinson, President, RMIA
Address by RMIA Patron, Pat Barrett AO

Plenary Session
Global Climate change and its effects on the global economy & climate change in the Australian environment and how it effects R/M strategy Tony Coleman, Chief Risk Officer and Group Actuary, IAG
1200 Lunch
1300 Concurrent Focus Sessions

ERM Round Table Session
Facilitator – Dan Crowley Managing Director, Verifact

ERM OH&SDanni Hocking Risk Manager, Racing Victoria

ERM LegalMarianne Robinson Manager Compliance Solutions, Phillips Fox Solicitors

ERM ComplianceGreg D’Arville Principal Consultant, Neill Buck & Associates

ERM Capturing the risk profileGrant PurdyAssociate Director, Broadleaf Capital International

Managing risk in the global market Kevin Mutch
Consultant, Rio Tinto

Risk FinancingBrian Roylett National Manager, CGU Self Insurance Services

Developments in risk management in the Australian Public Sector

Chair: Pat Barrett AO

Michael Carmody Chief Executive Officer, Australian Customs Service

Local Government
Chair: Stephen O'NeillShoalhaven City Council

13:00 – 14:00
Opening keynote presentation Kathy Peeling President, PRIMA

14:00 Round table discussion
An interactive session around the councils

National Self Insurance Update (panel session)

Ian Parker Insurance Australia Group

A risk manager’s guide to security threats in Australia

Adjunct Professor, Clive Williams MG Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of The ANU

1400 Delegates have 15 minutes to change rooms
1415 Concurrent Focus Sessions

ERM Round Table Session
Facilitator – Dan Crowley Managing Director, Verifact

ERM OH&S Danni Hocking Risk Manager, Racing Victoria

ERM Legal Marianne Robinson Manager Compliance Solutions, Phillips Fox Solicitors

ERM Compliance Greg D’Arville Principal Consultant, Neill Buck & Associates

ERM Capturing the risk profile Grant PurdyAssociate Director, Broadleaf Capital International

Managing risk in the global market Kevin Mutch
Consultant, Rio Tinto

Risk FinancingBrian Roylett National Manager, CGU Self Insurance Services

Risk measurement and reporting: Learnings from financial markets

Hayden Llewellyn Partner, Deloitte & Anshu Bhadauria Manager, Deloitte

The morning Cyclone Larry all but destroyed a City
Sponsored by CMGL

Wayne Coutts Regional Director, State Emergency Services Queensland

Proportionate liability: understanding the issues

Peter Mann Partner, Clayton Utz, Fred HawkePartner, Clayton Utz & Raymond Giblett Senior Associate, Clayton Utz

Maximising opportunities in high risk environments
sponsored by AKE

Iain Donald, Head of Intelligence, AKE Asia Pacific &
Paul Jordan, Operations Director, AKE Asia Pacific

1515 Afternoon Tea
1600 RMIA Annual General Meeting
1930– 2400 RMIA Welcome Dinner
sponsored by CMGL and Konekt

Monday 13 November 2006

0800– 1730 Registration
0700– 0820

Women in Risk Management Breakfast
Sponsored by Marsh

Meredith Hellicar
Linda Nicholls

0800– 0830 Welcome Coffee
0830 Official Opening
0835 Greetings from the RMIA President, David Wilkinson
0840 Plenary Session Sponsored by AKE Asia Pacific
How to interpret strategy from a risk management perspective Prof George Cairns Professor of Management, Essex University, UK
0915 Plenary Session
What is organisational culture, how does it influence our behaviour and what does all of this mean for the management of Risk? Paul Killeen Principal Risk Specialist, Telstra Corporation
1000 Risk Manager of the Year Award 2006 Presentation
1010 Student of the Year Award presentation
1015 Morning Tea

Plenary Session sponsored by Sparke Helmore
Leadership Challenges in a corporate entity vs. the AFL Commission and the difference in market, culture and reputation Sam MostynGroup Executive Culture and Reputation, IAG Group

Plenary Session
Benchmarking Risk Management and Risk–Financing Performance for the Australian Organisation Jason Disborough Divisional Manager, Aon Risk Services
1230 Lunch
1400 Concurrent Focus Sessions

Risk Culture: Moving people from process to preference

David Smith Risk Manager, Victorian WorkCover Authority

Governance in Action – Learning’s from conducting a Corruption Risk Assessment

Paul Coffey Risk Management Coordinator, Queensland Transport & Rod Robinson, Manager, Queensland Transport

Victorian Government Pandemic Influenza Business Continuity Guide

Elizabeth Birbilis Senior Policy And Planning Officer, Department of Human Services

BI Case Study

Colin Chinner Director, MSM Loss Management

Risk Engineering – Power Session

Jack Kilavuz
Risk Engineer, Munich Reinsurance Group

Site Visits

– ABC Southbank
– Melbourne Museum
– Cadbury Schweppes

1500 Afternoon Tea
1530 Concurrent Focus Sessions

‘Scared witless’ – dealing with pandemics
Sponsored by AKE Asia Pacific

Steve Fowler CEO, The Institute Of Risk Management , UK
Chris CharmanManaging Director, Thomas Miller Risk Management, UK, Mike LiebowitzRIMS President

Legal and other requirements/ obligations – duties of Directors

Graham CaddiesOwner/Manager, Advance Profit Plan

Enterprise Risk Management: Meeting the challenge of implementation and integration of risk management in a large non for profit Aged and Community Care Organisation

Andrea Kanserski Risk Management Coordinator, Blue Care, Garry Pridham Internal Audit Manager, Blue Care, Nicholas Forbes System Analyst, Blue Care & Rick Johnson Information Systems Training Coordinator, Blue Care

Insurance & Claims Management

Michael Lutomski
Risk Manager,
Space Station Program

Risk and injury at major events

Wayne Middleton Principal Consultant, Lloyds Register

Site Visits (continued)

– ABC Southbank
– Melbourne Museum
– Cadbury Schweppes

Plenary Session sponsored by Marsh
Leadership - everyone needs it General Peter Cosgrove AC MC
1700– 1830 Happy Hour – Wine and Food Extravaganza sponsored by SAFETRAC

Tuesday 14 November 2006

0700– 0830 Risk Manager of the Year Award winners breakfast (invitation only)
0815– 1700 Registration
0815– 0845 Welcome Coffee

Plenary Session
Does the risk management office support growth, innovation and risk taking? Nick Chipman Partner, Head of Transactions, PricewaterhouseCoopers
0930 Risk Management’s role in supporting the board and C suite to develop their business strategy for growth and change Roger Estall Chairman, New Zealand Society for Risk Management
1015 Morning Tea sponsored by Konekt
1100 Concurrent Focus Sessions

Embracing risk management: changing organisational culture

David Boyd Partner, Deloitte

Mock Trial: Public Liability, Product Liability

Kieran O'Brien Partner, Phillips Fox & Michael Down Partner, Phillips Fox

Risk Management Beyond Compliance: A reflection on current issues and future directions from Australia’s top chief risk officers

Maurice Pagnozzi Partner, KPMG & Karen Orvad Associate Director, KPMG

World leading developments in smoke and dust detection (the third generation fire prevention system)

Martin Cole Managing Director, imRAC Pty Ltd

Unknowable emergent risks that are wicked and messy: the efficacy challenge to any best–practice standard for the management of risks

Beng Khoo Research Scholar, Australian National University


A case study of managing and reporting risks in a multi–national company

Darren Quinlivan Principal Risk Consultant, ModuSpec Australia
& Terry Lewis General Manager – Risk and Security, Newmont Australia

Management of large insurance claims – A Risk Manager’s Perspective
Sponsored by CMGL

David Abell Senior Manager, Risk & Insurance, ANZ Bank

Director’s and officers indemnities and insurance – are you covered?

Rehana Box Partner, Blake Dawson Waldron

Taking the Bite Out of Professional Indemnity Insurance Premiums

Lachlan Dreher General Manager, Moduspec Australia & Michael Newman, Moduspec Australia

Assessing Project Risk – Rating Agency Approach

Ian Greer Director, Standard & Poors

1230 Lunch sponsored by Lloyd's

Plenary Session sponsored by Marsh
Lessons from Failures – The rating process – What default studies tell us – Identifying the Red Flags Michael Vine Director, Ratings Services, Standard & Poors
1500 Afternoon Tea

Plenary Session
Basel Benefits – AMA operational risk management as a value driver Dr Paul Kennedy Head of Operational Risk Quantitive, Analysis and Strategic Risk, National Australia Bank
1630– 1800 Happy Hour sponsored by SAFETRAC
1930 Conference Dinner sponsored by Aon Risk Services

Wednesday 15 November 2006

0900– 0830 Registration
0830– 0900 Welcome Coffee
0900 Concurrent Special Interest Group Sessions

Local Government SIG
sponsored by Phillips Fox

0855 Welcome and Session outline Bruce McGie Insurance and Risk Officer, Blacktown City Council

0900 Tale of Two Executives
Steve Betros General Manager, RMIA & yet to be appointed Executive Director, PRIMA

0930 Insurance Brokers and the gentle art of Hari–Kiri
Adam Garrard, CEO, Willis

1000 Spatial Claims Tracking in Redland Shire Council
Ian Waters Risk & Liability Services Manager, Redland Shire Council

National Council of Self Insurers

0900 Self – Insurance vs The General Scheme (Victoria): 3 Years On Peter Tucker GM HR, Robert Bosch Australia

0945 Current issues in Self–Insurance – Representatives from SA, Tasmania & WA Self Insurers' Associations

1030 Morning Tea

Local Government SIG continued
sponsored by Phillips Fox

1045 Strategic Management of Litigation – the good the bad and the ugly Grant Butterfield, Marsdens Lawyers

1115 Safe City Programme
Stacey Kirmos Security Advisor/Coordinator, Ipswich City Council

1145 Information management electronically speaking
Michael Maclean Parramatta City Council

1215 A Fiery Tale
Terry Walcott Rockhampton City Council

National Council of Self Insurers continued

1100 Current issues in Self – Insurance – Representatives from Victoria, Queensland & NSW Self Insurers' Associations

1145 Self–Insurance Under Comcare 18 Months On: Obstacles & Hurdles

Session continues after lunch Session concludes
Lunch Lunch Lunch

1330 If Disaster Strikes, whom are you going to call?
Michael Tarrant Assistant Director, Education and Training, Emergency Management Australia, Attorney General’s Department

14:15 Should Public Events be all that Risky
Bill Coleby Manager, Coleby Consulting

1445 Speaker Appreciation and Session summation Peter NapierIpswich City Council and Conference Organising Committee Member





RMIA seeks submissions from those interested in being part of RMIA 2007 – the 4th national RMIA conference. The conference committee will provide a range of learning styles and experiences for delegates.

At the RMIA 2007 conference, innovations in program presentation include facilitated round-table discussions and a mock trial. We plan to increase the level of delegate participation and priority will be given to:

  • Presentations
  • Debates
  • Case studies from practitioners
  • Facilitated panel discussions; and
  • Intensive training sessions (eg, training courses or workshops of up to three hours duration)

The intent is to offer a range of formats that will improve learning for delegates and promote more shared experience across all sectors. Preference will be given to submissions that aim to broaden the delegate experience.

The Risk Management Institution of Australasia Limited’s 4th Annual Conference is to be held in 2007 and is set to educate and inspire all practitioners involved in the management of risk. This year the Asia Pacific’s premier risk management learning event will take place on Queensland’s famous Gold Coast from 25 - 27 November 2007. RMIA 2007 presents a focused channel into the risk management marketplace that is not readily available from any other organisation or event in Australasia. Delegates will be provided with the opportunity to network with key decision makers, expand your product or service knowledge and be exposed to industry leaders through the dynamic business program.

The business program is designed around the theme Risk = Opportunity. A range of international and local speakers will provide delegates with key insights into how the risk management function can deliver the strategic objectives of the organisation. Exciting innovations for the 2007 program include a mock trial and 3 hour workshops by experts in the field on:

  • Integrating Risk Management
  • Risk & Opportunity in the post Kyoto World
  • Insurance and the Law
  • Incident Management
  • An Introduction to Risk Management
  • An Introduction to Self Insurance

Our post-conference workshops will also provide delegates with information on special subjects of interest and unique opportunities to share experiences of best practice. Whether it’s Security Risk Management, Self-Insurance or Enterprise Risk Management, don’t miss out on these innovative and interactive sessions.

The program has been developed from a comprehensive call for papers and a judging panel to determine consistency with the theme and quality of content. I believe that this process has produced one of the most outstanding learning programs for risk management practitioners around the globe.
RMIA Conferences are world renowned for keeping delegates up-to-date on leading edge risk management strategies and techniques. I recommend RMIA 2007 to you as an excellent opportunity to maximise your professional development and to network with other risk professionals from around the world.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast Convention Centre in November.

Grant Whitehorn
RMIA President


Limited Attendance Workshops
A number of limited attendance intensive workshops focussing on key topics will be held on Monday 26 November. Due to the hands-on interactive nature of the workshops, attendance will be limited to 50 participants per workshop.

Workshops include:

  • Introduction to risk management
  • Insurance and the law
  • Incident management
  • Risk and opportunity in the post Kyoto world
  • Introduction to Self Insurance
  • Integrating Risk Management



An opportunity to hear from a fellow RM practitioner and to experience the onsite challenges of the management of risk at two unique Gold Coast attractions – Jupiters Casino and Dream World. Places are limited with 40 delegates able for to attend each site visit. RMIA members will be given preference and will be registered on a ‘first come first served’ basis.


Expression of interest in presenting 23 March 2007

Program published mid-July 2007

Registration Brochure Available mid-July 2007

Earlybird registration deadline 14 September 2007

Accommodation booking deadline 1 October 2007

Conference Commences 25 November 2007




Peter Donald

Peter joined the ANZ Bank in 1997, taking the role of Group Head of Operational Risk & OTSS Risk in late 2004. He is accountable for the project risk strategy to ensure it aligns with the Group Risk Framework globally. Peter also provides oversight on all operational risk matters across the group. Prior to his newrole, Peter was General Manager of strategic sourcing.

Elizabeth Fraser

Since 2005 Elizabeth Fraser has been the Commissioner for Children and Young People and Child Guardian in Queensland. Elizabeth’s work experience spans 35 years. She has worked at all levels of government in different states, as well as in five countries. Her areas of speciality include child protection, family services, community development, policy and program development, review and implementation, and organizational change and support.

Gary Guzy

Gary S Guzy leads the Emerging Environmental Risk Practice at Marsh and directs Marsh’s Climate Risk Initiative. He is Marsh’s chief strategist on sustainability issues and its spokesperson and liaises with partner organizations such as the World Economic Forum, Carbon Disclosure Project, Pew Center, Global Roundtable on Climate Change and US Climate Action Partnership. He was appointed by President Clinton to serve as the General Counsel of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1998 to 2001. Gary also served as a consultant to the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Jude Munro

Jude Munro has been the CEO for Brisbane City Council since 2000. Prior to this, Jude was CEO for the City of Adelaide for three years, CEO of the cities of Moreland and St Kilda in Victoria, and Brisbane City Council’s Manager of Recreation and Health. Before joining local government in 1991, she was a senior executive in the Victorian public service.

Steve Nevett

Steve joined Aon in May 2002 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2007, having previously been responsible for Aon’s Australian corporate client portfolio. As CEO, Steve has retained a top level contact role with major clients, understanding their business and ensuring all of Aon’s capabilities help those clients to achieve their risk financing and risk management objectives.

Paul O’Sullivan

Prior to taking up his current position as Director-General of Security at the Australian Security Intelligence
Organisation (ASIO) in July 2005, Paul O’Sullivan was Senior Adviser (International) to the Prime Minister from January 2004. Previously he served as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2003-2004), He was Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, to Switzerland and to Liechtenstein (1999-2003) and Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission at Australia’s largest overseas mission in Washington (1996-1998). From 1994 to 1996, Mr O’Sullivan headed two divisions of the
Australian Department of Foreign and Trade dealing successively with Australia’s political and economic relations with Europe and the Americas and with international organisations and legal issues. From 1991 to 1994, Mr O’Sullivan was Australia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations for disarmament issues.

Laurie Treloar

Laurie Treloar is the ABC’s Head Risk Officer and Business Operations and has worked in the media for more than 20 years. He is an accountant (FCPA), holds a diploma in financial planning and is a Certified Practicing Risk Manager. He has specifically targeted risk management over the past nine years and received the distinction of being awarded ‘Risk Manager of the Year’ in 2002.

Conference Moderators


Hugh Loader

Hugh Loader was from 1979 to 2004 Director of Group Insurance & Risk Management for Tetra Laval, an
international packaging and engineering group based in Switzerland. His previous position was Group Insurance Manager for Associated Communications Corporation in England. Hugh has lectured throughout the world on insurance and risk management. He has contributed articles to insurance journals and broadcast on insurance and risk management. He was also a contributing author to the Company Insurance Handbook and the Chartered Insurance Institute Risk Management Handbook. Hugh was President of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations from 1994- 1999, Chairman of the International Federation of Risk & Insurance Management Associations from 1984-1988 and Chairman of AIRMIC (Association of Insurance & Risk Managers (UK)) in 1982-1983. He was an Insurance
Advisor to the Secretary of State for Trade & Industry from 1984-1988. Hugh was elected an Honorary Life
Member of ARIMA (now Risk Management Institution of Australasia Limited) in 1987.

Patricia O’Brien

Patricia O’Brien has extensive and pioneering experience as a consultant and educator in risk management within private and public sector organisations in Australia and beyond. She founded a risk management consultancy and education business, which she sold to a multinational organisation in 1996. Since that time Patricia’s professional practice has expanded to include aspects of strategic and business management but always with a heavy emphasis on risk management. Patricia was delighted to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship in risk management in recognition of her active long-term involvement with RMIA and its predecessor.




Business breakfast briefing
The world of Dubai: Large scale risks in a volatile market


Registration fee:

$A38.50 delegate, $A55 non delegate


Monday 26 November 2007


0700 to 0820


Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre


Mr Marwan Al-Qamzi
Marwan has years of experience leading major economic functions in Dubai, spending most of his professional career time working in senior management positions within Dubai Ports Authority - one of the world’s largest holding companies. He is currently the Managing Director of the Palm-Jebel Ali Project.
Unprecedented in design and construction, the Palm Jebel Ali Project involves the construction of what will be the biggest artificial Island in the world. In the shape of a palm, the island will include six marinas, a water theme park, ‘Sea Village’ and homes built on stilts above the water. It will be 50 percent larger than one of its sister projects, Palm Jumeriah, which - along with its other sister project - required approximately 100 million cubic metres of rock and sand.

In an interview with WJAL, he complained, "In spite of the wondrous elegance of the space, you would not believe where the hang ups were." The topic was maintenance, and especially the janitorial supplies required by the massive complex. "Yes, the problem came down to basic trash bags, or the lack of them, if you can believe it." Within an hour of that broadcast, the project had a new bulk supplier for not only trash bags, but all custodial supplies, including hardware and consumer products, like vacuum cleaners (they needed 10,000) and paper towels. Read the Sept issue of Solange to get the whole story.

Travelling to Australia from Dubai, Marwan will talk about how owners of some of the world’s largest projects control risk while maintaining performance and delivery results.


Specialist local government program

Registration fee:



Wednesday 28 November


0845 to 1400


Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre


Program overview:


Welcome coffee


A hands on approach to managing councils motor fleet Shane Brown & Siobhan Hughes CGU Corporate


The consummate risk manager Sean O’Brien Gallagher Bassett & Ian Waters Redland Bay Shire Council


After Sherlock: modern day factuals. What the court expects Jarrod Bowditch Director, Verifact Risk & Investigations


Enterprise risk management &/or business continuity planning Ron Barnes Jardine Lloyd Thompson


Morning tea


Can waivers ever be made watertight? John Maclennan Tresscox Lawyers


Professional indemnity claims against local councils: where is the exposure? Samantha Kelly & Kieran O’Brien Partner, DLA Phillips Fox


Summary concluding lunch Peter Napier Risk Manager, Ipswich City Council


Enterprise risk management workshop

Registration fee:



Wednesday 28 November


0930 to 1630


Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre


30 participants, preference given to RMIA members

This workshop is a must for anyone responsible for implementing or managing the ERM program in their organisation. It is designed to give participants an overview of the RMIA ERM Best Practice Model. This model is currently being developed by the RMIA Chief Risk Officer Forum, a group of ERM experts from around Australia dedicated to the development and effective implementation of Enterprise Risk Management.

This workshop will provide risk management practitioners with the essential elements of Enterprise Risk Management and provide practical ideas and suggestions on how to effectively implement an ERM Program within their organisation.

Workshop participants will learn the key elements of:

  • ERM Fundamentals & Principles: including ERM Philosophy, ERM Concepts & Models and the difference between ERM, Risk Management, Governance, Business Continuity, Compliance and Audit.
  • ERM Governance: includes ERM Vision & Objectives, KPI’s, Standards, Implementation Strategies, ERM Policy, ERM Executive Oversight and using Risk Tolerance as a decision-making tool.
  • ERM Frameworks: includes integration with Governance Frameworks and Strategic & Business Planning processes, the difference between Enterprise Risks, Strategic Risks, Business Risks and Operational Risks, Terminology and Language and ERM Analysis, Intelligence & Reporting.
  • ERM Process & Practices: includes ERM Process, Methodologies, Guidelines, Procedures, Tools, Techniques & Applications.
  • ERM Intelligence: includes moving beyond the excel spreadsheet, building an ERM Intelligence System (ERMIS) Business Case, formulating the ERMIS Requirements, formulating an ERMIS Strategy and ERMIS implementation and User Acceptance.
  • ERM Performance Management: includes ERM Excellence, Best Practices, Assurance, Benchmarking, Compliance, Review Activities and ERM Culture & Organisational Change.


Security risk management workshop: Building resilience

Registration fee:



Wednesday 28 November


0930 to 1630


Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre


30 participants, preference given to RMIA members


Program overview:


Welcome coffee


SRM defined.


Integrating SRM into ERM.


Morning Tea


Developing Integrated SRM strategy.




Developing SRM Business Case


Delivering on the ground – key tools and techniques.


Workshop concludes

Dr Miles Jakeman
Miles has an extensive career in security risk management that has seen him at the forefront of the response to key security threats for nations in our region (Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines) and major multinational companies. He was intimately involved in the Australian Government response to the 11 September attacks including implementation of the inaugural “sky marshal” program. Miles is the principal of Jakeman Business Solutions which continues to provide the region with security risk management solutions.

Julian Talbot
With over 20 years experience in the practice of security risk management, Julian was responsible for the Australian Trade Commission security across over 60 countries. Julian has experience of major resource projects both in Australia and internationally. He was responsible for the establishment of the RMIA’s Security Special Interest Group and is actively involved in the development of the practice internationally.

Please note that only registered delegates are eligible to attend the workshops