Vacancy: Chief Risk Officer, Sydney Opera House

Vacancy: Chief Risk Officer

The Sydney Opera House is seeking to appoint a Chief Risk Officer. This newly created role will be instrumental in influencing a positive risk culture and ensuring an effective risk management framework is in place to adequately identify, capture and mitigate organisational risks across all of the Opera House’s business streams.

The Opera House’s 40th anniversary in October 2013 launched a decade of renewal, to renew the experiences offered, the building and the effectiveness of the organisation. As part of our renewal, the Opera House is now seeking to appoint a Chief Risk Officer to influence a positive risk culture within the organisation and ensure the an effective risk management framework is in place to adequately identify, capture and mitigate organisational risks across all business streams.

The role

Reporting to the Director of Safety, Security & Risk (General Counsel), this role is responsible for:

  • designing, maintaining and embedding a common risk definition, framework and architecture across the organisation and an enterprise-wide approach to risk management that enables the business to balance risk and reward;
  • enabling the efficient and effective governance of significant risks (including strategic, reputational, operational, financial, people and compliance-related), and related opportunities across the business;
  • overseeing all internal and external audit and compliance issues; and
  • leading the development of efficient and robust strategies, policies and procedures for organisational compliance and implementing assurance mechanisms and processes.

Key requirements of this role include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (such as accounting, law, business, or actuarial) and significant senior management experience in a risk and compliance or internal audit role within a large complex business.
  • Proven track record of success in influencing positive changes in organisational risk culture and performance.
  • Experience in dealing with, and presenting to Boards, Directors, Executives and Audit & Risk Committees.
  • Proven ability to analyse, develop and redesign policies, procedures and frameworks relating to risk management, compliance, risk analysis and reporting, including comprehensive understanding of core business activities and relevant laws and regulations.

For more information about the role click here to view the role description.

To apply confidentially: Please register your interest with a CV and cover letter by lodging your applications electronically via the website using reference number 00003QSP.

Closing date: Sunday 19 July 2015

For further information: Contact Michelle Dixon, Sydney Opera House on (02) 9250 7252