Two Asia-Pacific events next month will aim to boost the risk management profession

Brad Tymmons

RIMS Australasia: 17-18 August

Australian risk managers are gearing up for the third annual RIMS Australasia Risk Forum, which will be held in Melbourne on 17-18 August.

RIMS president Brad Tymmons (pictured) said about 150 risk and insurance professionals were expected to attend the two-day event, which aims to provide educational content and networking opportunities for delegates.

“We have collaborated with local and international risk professionals to bring together experts and innovators in the field,” Tymmons said. “Risk managers and all levels of executive management including directors, chief executives, chief financial officers and chief risk officers will benefit from attending.

“Through our global network at RIMS, this event will bring international expertise and thought leadership on risk management that no other association in Australasia can.”

A highlight of the event will be a presentation from Julia Graham, president of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), who will share her thoughts on the increasing responsibilities of the board of directors for risk and the evolution of the role of the risk manager to the role of risk leader.

Other speakers at the event include:

  • Franck Baron, group general manager of risk management and insurance, International SOS

  • Kevin Bates, group head of risk and insurance, Lend Lease

  • Eamonn Cunningham, chief risk officer, S Centre

  • Damien Gare, vice president risk and compliance, Woodside Energy 

  • Dr Sarah Jones, group manager for road transport compliance, Toll Group

  • Andrew Lewin, VP safety and security, BHP Billiton

  • Professor Rory Medcalf, head of the National Security College

  • Rick Roberts, director of risk management and employee benefits, Ensign-Bickford

  • Roland Teo, head of the risk management office in a Singapore public health care group

  • Harry Rosenthal, general manager of risk management services, Regis Mutual Management

  • Robert Zhang, head of risk and compliance, IKEA in China

For more information, or to register for the event, click here.


Singapore Masterclass: 26 August

Risk managers in Singapore will come together next month for a special masterclass on the fundamentals of implementing enterprise risk management (ERM) with ISO31000.

The first-of-its-kind event is being put on by the Risk and Insurance Management Association of Singapore (RIMAS) and will be held on 26 August at the Metropolitan YMCA in Singapore.

RIMAS board member Roland Teo said the event would see experienced risk practitioners impart their expertise and learnings throughout a series of sessions on ERM from implementation to getting buy-in from the board.

“In a traditional masterclass there’s usually either a consultant or a veteran [as one of the trainers], but this event is unique because all of the trainers are risk managers or practitioners,” he said.

Teo is chairman of the RIMAS events and conferences committee and said the event was aimed at risk managers that needed to update their fundamentals.

He added that the day was sponsored by the Nanyang Business School and supported by the Singapore Standards Council.

“The highlight of the day for risk managers is that they will get to hear case studies from experienced risk practitioners that will help them relate to their day-to-day job,” Teo said.

The event will also include a series of short exercises to assess risk managers’ learnings from each of the sessions, with  a RIMAS certificate of achievement awarded on completion.

More information can be obtained by clicking here. To register for the event, email before 5 August.