RMIA Awards

Every year the RMIA promotes a number of awards wherein we seek to recognise outstanding leadership in risk management for both the public and private sector. As the largest and most respected professional association for risk management practice in the Australasia region, the RMIA is strategically committed to advancing the profession and recognising the great achievements of our members.

We are pleased to advise that nominations are now open for our 2020 Awards:

Risk Manager of the Year

Risk Consultant of the Year

Risk Student of the Year

Asia Risk Leader of the Year

Public Sector Risk Leader of the Year

Most Outstanding COVID-19 Organisational Resilience Response

To nominate someone for an Award click on the links above or in the navigation to the left. All nominations close on Friday, 12 March 2021.

At the same time, we will also announce our State Chapter of the Year, in recognition of individual State Chapter Committee who went above and beyond in 2020 in supporting the professional development needs of members in their state and territory.

Given that 2020 was such a momentous year for us all professionally, we actively encourage all our members to either self-nominate or nominate fellow members of the RMIA as a way of recognising excellent in the management of risk. To our professional associates who are not yet members, we would still welcome your nomination in conjunction with your application for membership with the RMIA. We want all our members to feel included and that they can succeed professionally as well as gain peer recognition for excellence in their contribution to the profession and their respective organisations. That is why we recognise our talented members for prizes of excellence in the nominated categories.

The delayed 2020 Gala Awards will be held at Sydney’s Luna Park on Friday, 16th April 2021. Gala Awards Event attendance will be complimentary to the first 85 members who register to attend along with all winners. To register for the event click below button:

We look forward to your nominations and seeing some of you in April at our Gala Awards event. Register to attend the Gala Awards here.

This year the Gala Awards Evening Sponsors are:

Event Sponsor - Risk Ware


Risk Manager of the Year Sponsor - Swiss Re Corporate Solutions



Risk Student of the Year Sponsor - The Protecht Group


Asia Risk Leader of the Year Sponsor - Asia Insurance Review


Public Sector Risk Leader of the Year - SWORD GRC


Most Outstanding COVID-19 Organisational Resilience Reponse Sponsor - KPMG


Past Award Winners

Risk Manager of the Year

2019 - Mrs Nafeesa Aziz

2018 - Mr Anthony Reardon

Risk Consultant of the Year

2019 - Dr Gavriel (Gav) Schneider

2018 - Mr Warren Black

Risk Student of the Year

2019 - Mrs Jacqueline (Jacky) Purves & Ms Olivia Johnston

2018 - Simone Alleume & Adriane Paine

Risk Volunteer of the Year

2019 - (not awarded in 2019)

2018 - Mr Graham Caddies

RMIA Chapter of the Year

2019 - South Australia

2018 - South Australia