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April 3, 2019 - April 5, 2019 Rex Hotel, Canberra

Shrinking budgets, new regulations, and the latest financial industry reviews and scandals, has heightened the need for the public sector to mitigate risk. Firming up conduct, cultures, and putting effective governance and risk management strategies in place will be crucial for the future of public sector service.

4th APRIL 2019 - Day2

Participants registration and refreshments.


  • Rob Drusetta, Project Manager, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Risk management implementation
  • Business engagement to share the vision
  • Business collaboration for framework development
  • Business cooperation for capability building
  • Partnering to get the right buy in
  • Supporting to get the right information
  • Addressing common mistakes


  • Marcus Turner, Director of Financial Risk, Department of Planning and Environment

This session will give practical applications of security threat and risk management, looking at both Australian and international examples – where the additional complexity and volatility comes in the global context.

  • Assessing the threats to your agency
  • Risk management 101 – the obstacles in your path
  • Protecting the Crown Jewels
  • Focussing on what matters
  • Due diligence, competing motives and doing business
  • Resiliency – getting back on track


  • Jessamy Perkins, Managing Director, National Strategic Solutions
  • Having the best framework – but how do you use it?
  • Sharing tools on integrating risk management into all parts of the business
  • Understanding your risk appetite and risk profile to build frameworks and mitigate potential outcomes
  • Engaging all stakeholders with your risk management profile from top down, to bottom up
  • What changes need to be made to these frameworks for the public sector to ensure change
  • Overcoming barriers to risk management framework implementation


  • Darren O’Connell, Manager Enterprise Risk Management, Department of Industry
  • Marcus Turner, Director of Financial Risk, Department of Planning and Environment
  • Alex Lu, Risk & Compliance Manager, Airservices Australia
  • Adam Condipodero, Strategic Advisor, Australian Taxation Office


A digital revolution has been sweeping the globe. Australia’s public sector is transforming it’s digital and technology environments to meet the community’s growing expectations for a tailored and seamless online digital experience, and to enhance their own business performance. Risk management plays an important role in the effective delivery of digital transformation projects.

  • The 21st century world of ‘big data’ and ‘digital transformation’- what is it? why has it become so important for the Public Sector?
  • Project Risk Management vs Enterprise Risk Management – is there really any difference?
  • ‘It’s a whole new (digital) world’ – applying project risk management in a digital transformation program
  • ‘The Emperor Has No Clothes!’ – key digital transformation risks and opportunities to ensure delivery and value
  • A risky future? What does the new digital world mean for risk managers?


  • Ben Lester, Head of Programme Risk Management, Worksafe Victoria
  • Looking at how have ARC’s changed
  • Discussing why have ARC’s changed
  • What differences are ARC’s making to the governance landscape?
  • What are the challenges for ARC’s?
  • What’s next for ARC’s?


  • Stephen Horne, Non-Executive Director

Lunch and Networking opportunity for participants.

What does this mean for us in Australia?

  • Understanding what risk suppliers pose to organisations
  • How mature they are at managing your risk
  • how risk managers and suppliers can work better together to improve performance


  • Paul Cullen, Principal Manager Fraud & Corruption, Internal Audit, Sydney Trains
  • Challenges of introducing and embedding a risk framework at Te Papa (New Zealand’s national museum) including examples of operational risks
  • Sharing experiences and the challenges of innovating new framework initiatives at New Zealand Post
  • Implications of introducing or enhancing risk management in organisations where the strategic objectives aren’t clear


  • Jane Mitson, National Manager Risk, Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Refreshments and Networking opportunity for participants.

The public sector constitutes the backbone of any government or society, and effective governance within the public sector can make a vast difference to how public sector entities perform and to the outcomes sought by a government. This makes it a compelling reason for public sector entities to periodically review and refine their approach to governance. This session will outline:

  • Addressing the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework, including ERM maturity
  • High Reliability Organisation (HRO), defining characteristics and challenges
  • Building a risk culture and addressing the role of employees in an organisations risk culture
  • Practical tools to proactively improve risk culture


  • Di Su, Non-Executive Director – Project, Finance, Governance and Risk Management, Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Sharing experiences as a Risk and Fraud Manager in a UK Banking organisation during the Global Financial Crisis (anecdotal)
  • Risk Management tips and advice for getting results which you won’t find in a manual or standard
  • Realising organisational value through a Risk role


  • Gavin Dyche, Risk Management and Safety Coordinator, Bayside City Council


  • Close of Day Two

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