Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chapter
Chapter President: Manjuni Gregory - Risk Manager, AOFM and RMIA 2020 Public Sector Risk Leader of the Year
The ACT Chapter provides ACT public and private sector professionals interested in risk management opportunities to connect, particularly on areas of interest to the nation and the ACT, and to learn about developments in the risk management profession and leading practices. Its focus is on establishing a series of events to provide a regular, ongoing mechanism for the ACT risk management community to connect.
Manjuni is the ACT Chapter President. She was awarded the Public Sector Risk Leader of the Year 2020 for her work in shaping organisational change and driving excellence in the management of risk. Having worked across public, private and not-for-profit sectors, Manjuni has spent the past 15 years honing her expertise in corporate governance, risk management and business resilience. She is regularly called upon to assist federal government entities to improve their risk frameworks and practices.
Contact Manjuni for more information about the ACT Chapter.
New South Wales (NSW) Chapter
* Chapter President: Nafeesa Aziz - Head of Risk, Safety and Compliance at Ampol Australia and RMIA 2019 Risk Manager of the Year
*The NSW Chapter president is Nafeesa Aziz is currently on maternity leave and will be returning soon. Nafeesa has conducted extensive work in Assurance and Enterprise Risk Management at an extremely high level within Australasia and South Africa. Nafeesa recently delivered her RMOY (Risk Manager of the Year) Tour with RMIA, and amazing event that members can still learn from in our recorded events through Member Resources.
Acting Chapter President: Francesca Dickson - Head of Corporate Governance & Risk, Company Secretary at BPAY Group Pty Ltd.
The NSW Chapter aims to supplement the member value proposition offered by the National Office and to enhance the risk management profession in NSW through a series of events over the coming year. The Chapter has adapted rapidly to the COVID-Safe requirements and our national and international guest have gained great access to speakers and events around the APAC region through our virtual webinars.
Francesca Dickson is our Acting Chapter President who is replacing Nafeeesa Aziz whilst on maternity leave. Francesca is a leader in enterprise risk and governance at the BPAY Group. She has guided and enabled significant change within risk, compliance, insurance, crisis and business continuity planning at BPAY Group. Francesca is a regular speaker, panellist and contributor to the risk community.
Contact Francesca for more information about the NSW Chapter.
Queensland (Qld) Chapter
Chapter President: Jeremy Kidner - Principal at RISKIQ
Jeremy has recently replaced Donna Spethman in the last quarter of 2020 as Chapter President in Queensland. Jeremy is a risk practitioner with 40 years’ experience in the police, government and corporate sectors in Hong Kong and Australia. His specialities include modern enterprise risk management, systemic risk analysis, project partnering and change management. He has been involved in the development of survey methodologies to identify the underlying capabilities for large organisations to perform in complex uncertainty, and the development of an essential capabilities risk maturity model for RiskIQ.
The RMIA Queensland Chapter is committed to providing networking and professional development opportunities for its members. After a quiet COVID year in the virtual world
we are looking for new chapter committee members to start 2021 with gusto.
South Australia & Northern Territory (SANT) Chapter
Chapter President: Sherie Walczak - Unit Risk Manager at City of Marion SA
The SA/NT Chapter is proud to represent the ‘heart’ of Australia’s risk professionals. We aim to collaborate with an integrated and motivated community of risk practitioners through targeted events on specific risk issues that impact our State. Locally engaged, with acute industry awareness, our past events have included Business Continuity Planning in a ‘post-blackout’ space and the value of using behavioural economics to sell your risk message. Our Risk Odyssey is a keynote annual event, in addition to our Women in Risk event which showcases the many talents and achievements of female risk practitioners. The SA/NT Chapter also hosts a variety of informal events to ensure all our members can network, engage and share their risk journey.
Sherie Walczak is our Chapter President who has recently taken up the reigns from Elise Nisbet who remains an active Committee Member. Our Chapter Executive is comprised from a broad cross-section of industries, including local government, state government, banking and financial services, not-for-profit, insurance and consulting. Sherie is the Unit Manager Risk at the City of Marion. She is a motivated, strategic outcomes and improvement driven leader who has demonstrated experience in delivering significant change within the Risk, WHS and emergency management environments within one of South Australia’s largest Councils.
The SA/NT Chapter is committed to providing quality professional development and networking opportunities for the SA risk community. After the challenges of keeping connected whilst physically distanced in the year of COVID, we look forward to 2021 and the opportunities it brings.
Contact Sherie for more information about the SA-NT Chapter.
Victoria (Vic) Chapter
Chapter President: Daniel Atkin - Group Risk & Compliance Manager at Integral Diagnostics
The Vic Chapter of the RMIA currently consists of nine members with a range of professional qualifications and 50+ years of Risk, Compliance and Internal Audit experience across a range of industries and geographies. The committee is a vibrant, friendly and welcoming team and we are always keen for new members to join the committee – please feel free to drop us a line or give us a call for any enquiries.
The Vic Chapter runs a series of events designed to bring value to our members through informative and interactive sessions. Our events are intended to promote positive thinking and insights to bring back to the workplace. We also encourage the opportunity for active networking, and a having a bit of fun while we’re at it – who would have thought that fancy dress and risk management could ever go hand-in-hand? We do!
We also seek to partner and collaborate with other local professional groups to bring an even broader range of thinking and value to our members. We are looking forward to co-hosting more partnership events in the next year and beyond. If you are interested in enquiring about hosting a joint event, please contact us.
To find out more join the Vic Chapter LinkedIn page- https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7065283/
Contact Daniel for more information about the Vic Chapter.
Western Australia (WA) Chapter
Chapter President: Ben Johnson - Principal Risk and Compliance at South32 Limited
The RMIA WA Chapter consists of deeply experienced professionals with expertise in risk, insurance and assurance across a range of industries and geographies. This makes the committee well positioned to partner with industry and other professional organisations and promote risk management as a source of strategic competitive advantage. In so doing, the WA Committee generates value for our members and partners.
One of RMIA WA’s principal mechanisms to influence the risk management conversation in the state are our events. Key Chapter-managed activities on our calendar include our nationally hosted risk management Odyssey and the Senior Risk Leader Roundtable. The Odyssey is a one-day conference designed to bring together industries and sectors and generate leading practice insights in relation to the event theme. Fortunately in WA we were able to come together in person in a COVID-Safe environment at our most recent 2020 Odyssey, on the topic of The Science of Risk and Data.
We also host the invitation-only Senior Risk Leader Roundtable. This event is specifically aimed at senior risk professionals, risk function owners and business leaders. It is designed to showcase the strategic value of the risk management conversation but also to address some of the key challenges the profession faces in an organisational context.
We partner with industry organisations to deliver a raft of technical events throughout the year and in so doing maximise the value of the RMIA membership for our members. We also support individual “how to” queries from members on a range of topics related to risk management. The Chapter is volunteer-based, values diversity and is inclusive in its approach to recruiting committee members. We look forward to meeting you!
Contact Ben for more information about the WA Chapter.
New Zealand (NZ) Chapter
Contact Events if you want to be part of NZ Chapter.
South East Asia (SEA) Chapter
Chapter President: Alpa Parekh - Director at Blue Connector and Inaugural Chapter President
The SEA Chapter is the RMIA's newest network of risk professionals. Alpa, and colleague Jon Scheele at Blue Connector, have generously donated their time, energy and contacts to begin a new chapter across the region with the assistance of RMIA's own CEO, Jason Smith. Alpa has over 20 years of experience in risk management, internal audit, process improvement, change and project management. Alpa brings a breadth of sector experience from FinTech, Financial Services and Consulting. Both Jon and Jason also have considerable experience across the Asia Pacific region in risk.
We are so excited to bring professionals from far and wide together in this most challenging of years to share knowledge, experience and expertise as we all develop resilience in our organisations. Join us at our Chapter Events and see all the upcoming events specifically run in Asia as well as those events provided virtually from Australia.
Find out more by joining our LinkedIn RMIA SEA page: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13910548/
Contact Alpa for more information about the SEA Chapter.
Contact Events if you want to be part of a broader International Chapter.