Chapters in Australia

Chapters in Broader Asia Pacific Regions


Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chapter

Chapter President: Manjuni Gregory MRMIA - 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: Georgia Hall MRMIA, AGIA, AARPI – Risk, Governance, Compliance and Safety Consultant

In December 2022, Georgia replaced Nafeesa Aziz as NSW Chapter President. Georgia is an operational and strategic leader with over 20 years’ experience in the corporate and government sectors across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. She has worked within mining, retail, hospitality, major events, loss prevention, hospitality, detention services and rail providing risk, safety, governance and compliance management.

The RMIA New South Wales Chapter is proud to continue to provide an integrated networking platform for our members to support their risk development, information, education and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. The NSW Chapter Committee is comprised of dedicated risk professionals working cohesively to present first class professional and networking events for our members. We are working to exceed our member expectations.

The annual NSW Risk Odyssey offers members the opportunity to network with risk professionals and introduce speakers who are subject matter experts within their field. The NSW Risk Odyssey 2023 offers members and non-members the opportunity to attend the face-to-face event titled - How current and emerging geopolitical global risks and megatrends impact Australia, 2023 and beyond. We look forward to seeing you at this amazing event!

Contact Georgia for more information about the NSW Chapter.

Queensland (Qld) Chapter

Jeremy Kidner QLD

Chapter President: Jeremy Kidner MRMIA - Principal at RISKIQ

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. 

We are looking for new chapter committee members to start 2023 with gusto.

If you are interested in hosting a Queensland Chapter event or to be a part of the committee, get in contact with Jeremy by email or touch base through LinkedIn

South Australia & Northern Territory (SANT) Chapter

Chapter President: Sherie Walczak CPRM, MRMIA – Senior Manager Governance, Risk and Assurance at SA Water

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, the value of using behavioural economics to sell your risk message and practical workshops on how to implement contemporary risk practices. Our Risk Odyssey is a not to be missed event, in addition to our annual 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 via quarterly virtual risk cuppas and quarterly social after work drinks.

Sherie Walczak, Senior Manager Governance, Risk and Assurance at SA Water, lead the SA-NT Chapter as Chapter President. She is a risk professional with over 15 years in risk and other corporate governance functions. She is a motivated, strategic outcome focused and improvement driven leader who has demonstrated experience in delivering significant change within the Risk, WHS and emergency management environments. Our Chapter Executive are a team of highly skilled and experienced risk professionals from a broad cross-section of industries, including public sector, banking and financial services, not-for-profit, insurance and consulting. 
The SA/NT Chapter is committed to providing quality professional development and networking opportunities for the SA-NT risk community. 

Contact Sherie for more information about the SA-NT Chapter.

Victoria (Vic) Chapter

Chapter President: Bree McLennan CPRA, MRMIA - Senior Risk Partner at Transport Accident Commission (TAC)

Bree is a passionate, self-confessed risk management, data science and healthy living nerd. 
She has more than 18 years’ experience working in a variety of technical roles across the IT and BI industries with 12 years working for the Transport Accident Commission. A keen learner, Bree holds a variety of industry and tertiary qualifications in vocational training, project management, change management, sports performance coaching, Risk Management & Business Continuity, IT and Artificial Intelligence. Bree's journey as a risk nerd began in 2014 when she put her hand up to become a TAC business risk champion, she's been striving to 'make risk cool' ever since! Bree is a member of the Risk Management Institute of Australasia and President of the RMIA Victorian Chapter Committee.

Contact Bree for more information about the Vic Chapter.

Western Australia (WA) Chapter

Chapter President: Ben Johnson MRMIA - 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. 

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.

Asia Pacific Regions

New Zealand (NZ) Chapter

Contact Events if you want to be part of NZ Chapter.

South East Asia (SEA) Chapter

Chapter President: Alpa Parekh MRMIA - 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.

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Contact Alpa for more information about the SEA Chapter.

International Chapter

Contact Events if you want to be part of a broader International Chapter.