RMIA appoints new General Manager

Media release
Risk management peak body appoints new general manager

Suzanne Cureton has been appointed General Manager of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia, the peak body for risk management professionals.

She replaces former CEO Geoff Crittenden who has left to pursue other opportunities.

Suzanne has revitalised professional development for the Risk Management Institution of Australasia’s (RMIA) members over the last five months and played a key role in mapping out RMIA’s strategic plan.

She has extensive experience in project management, professional services, education and training, including eight years as general manager of a US-based company, during which time she established its Sydney-based headquarters.

Suzanne has operated her own project management training business for seven years; was a board member of the Project Management Institute’s Sydney Chapter for three years; and worked internationally for five years.

RMIA President Bryan Whitefield said Suzanne had demonstrated the capabilities to take RMIA forward as the institution moved into a new phase of its growth. “Geoff has done a great job in establishing RMIA’s strategic plan for the next three years and Suzanne has the energy and enthusiasm to fulfil the plan’s goals,” he said.

“She is backed by a very capable team that will continue to implement the plan to ensure RMIA’s future success.”

Andrea Doney continues as RMIA’s events and sponsorship manager and will be instrumental in developing 2015 chapter events and the national conference. Andrea has 20 years’ experience in marketing, public relations and event management. Mr Whitefield said her fresh approach to the events portfolio and new ideas would make RMIA a leader in its field.

Julie Fidler continues as RMIA’s commercial manager. She has more than 20 years’ experience as company secretary for an ASX listed company and a community bank. Julie is responsible for membership services and a key asset to the institution.

Mr Whitefield said the significant success of the 2014 National Conference and the planned events and training calendar for 2015 gave RMIA’s board of directors every confidence the institution was set for a sustainable future based on a solid financial platform.
The board thanked Geoff for his guidance and hard work over the last six months and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.

Bryan Whitefield, National President, Risk Management Institution of Australasia, ph (02) 9416 0646 or 0403 625 143
Released by: Kate Tilley, RMIA Communications Consultant, ph (07) 3831 7500 or 0418 741606, email ktj@ktjournalism.com
Release date: Tuesday 25 November 2014