Trainer Profiles

Rod Farrar – Fundamentals of Managing Risk

Following 20 years as an officer in the Australian Army, Rod has channelled his passion and skill for managing risk and now applies his extensive experience in assisting organisations to mitigate and eliminate professional risks they may encounter.

Rod is an accomplished risk consultant with extensive experience in the delivery of professional consultancy services to Government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Rod’s knowledge of the risk management domain was initially informed through two decades as an Army Officer in varying Project, Security and Operational roles. Subsequent to that, Rod has spent seven years as a professional risk manager.

Rod’s risk management expertise is highly sought after as is the insight he provides in his risk management training and workshop facilitation. He has been recognised by the Risk Management Institute of Australia, which has granted him Certified Practicing Risk Manager accreditation.

Rod has lectured at the University of Canberra, has been on the assessment panel for Certified Practicing Risk Managers as well as speaking at a range of conferences and forums. In addition, Rod was contracted by the Risk Management Institution of Australasia to develop and deliver a two-day risk workshop across Australia and New Zealand. This course was highly acclaimed attracting participants from as far away as Ireland.

Rod’s goal is to help people become ‘Risk Gladiators’, by transferring the skills and knowledge of risk management so every organisation is armed to mitigate and eliminate any risks they encounter.


David Martin- Emergency Management Course 

David Martin has extensive experience in Emergency Response, Emergency Management, Incident Management, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Resilience Management and Risk Management.

This includes high level involvement of Emergency Management processes and procedures for a range of organisations including Qantas starting with 747 full scale emergency evacuation exercises to meet the Regulators requirements, through to preparation and development of Building and Facilities Emergency Response Plans and Emergency Evacuation Tests.

He has conducted Emergency Plan reviews to the latest Emergency Management Standard- ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ and WHS Regulations including redesign of the Enterprise Risk Management structure, policy and framework to include the latest Emergency Management and WHS requirements. Most recently he completed a high level review of Emergency Management at North Sydney Council. This resulted in the preparation of new Emergency Response Plans for 5 high risk sites including Council Chambers, Central Depot, Council’s Library, Swimming Pool, the Oval and Convention Centre – a very diverse range of activities and response processes with a number of different Emergency Response Teams.

David is also an experienced trainer with a ‘Certificate IV Training and Assessment’ qualification and applies a practical approach to Emergency Management and the vital links to Crisis Management and Business Continuity Management Plans and the associated training.


Barry Davidow – Managing Fraud and Corruption Risk

Barry Davidow has over twenty years experience in risk management and all aspects of fraud and corruption control.

He is a Director with Fraud Control and Governance P/L and has undertaken fraud and corruption control projects for a wide range of organisations, including Commonwealth government organisations, State agencies, local government councils, Fortune 500 companies and multinationals. His projects have included producing and reviewing fraud control programs/strategies/plans, helping in the prevention and detection of fraud and undertaking , managing and reviewing fraud investigation activities.

He is a chartered accountant, a certified fraud examiner and a professional fellow of the Australian Institute of Internal Auditors. His qualifications include bachelor of commerce, bachelor of accounting, masters in tax law, diploma of government (fraud control), diploma in government (investigation), advanced diploma in government and diploma in international financial management.

He has contributed to books published internationally on fraud, computer fraud and communications and has contributed to a number of professional publications on fraud and audit topics. He has delivered papers at a range of international and Australian conferences on fraud, risk management and audit related subjects. He regularly facilitates training courses on fraud control and risk management.
Susan Campbell – Fundamentals of Risk Controls

Susan Campbell has had many years in industry working with major banks in Melbourne and London as a treasury advisor to Australian and international firms. Susan subsequently became the Treasurer for Susan Corporation, a large Australian property and retail group. For over the last 20 years, Susan has run a successful consulting business  working with KPMG, , Barrington Corporate Finance, RMIA and various government bodies and corporations specialising in treasury operations, transactional banking, risk management and internal controls. Susan has also consulted in finance and treasury policy to CPA Australia and the Institute of Charted Accountants.

Susan is an internationally renowned presenter who has done extensive work with many leading institutions and national bodies. She has presented throughout Australia and Asia for CPA Australia, the Securities Institute of Australia, the Australian Institute of Management, the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange and the Rating Agency of Malaysia, and has developed and presented in-house courses for major banks and corporates on the broad topic of risk. Susan is also an NE Director of Heritage Bank and on the Risk Committee.

Susan has been a senior lecturer at RMIT University, working in the undergraduate and masters programs developing and presenting treasury and risk management courses. She was responsible for the development of the Treasury Training Facility at RMIT. She has been a guest lecturer for the Graduate School at both RMIT and La Trobe University. She was on the Risk Management Taskforce for the Finsia Masters degree and has worked with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the development of their Finance course and a presenter.

Susan is the author of the Guide to Financial Risk Management published by Thomson Reuters, Australia , and the Finance and Treasury Handbook published by Brookers, New Zealand. Susan is widely published in finance magazines and journals.

Susan has her Certificate IV in workplace training and assessment and is RG 146 accredited.