Risk Management in Government Congress agenda

Royce Hotel, Melbourne – 29 -3o March 2017



Conference day one – Wednesday 29 March


08.30 Registration
09.00 Opening remarks from the chair

International keynote address: Injecting a positive risk culture and managing shared risk across a department

  • Developing a culture of learning, reflection and enquiry throughout the organisation to anticipate and assess risk
  • Engaging people from different levels of the organisation with all aspects of enterprise risk management
  • Implementing a centralised risk management function with the expertise to direct a common risk management framework across the department
  • Establishing networks of communication that improve teamwork across agencies
  • Identifying shared risk on collaborated projects that require treatment by multiple agencies

Amarjit Atkar, Chief Risk Officer, UK Ministry of Defence


Case study: Assessing your current enterprise risk management (ERM) framework and exploring your target structure

  • Critically evaluating and testing your existing ERM framework
  • Clearly recognising the essential elements of your desired ERM framework
  • Determining the key success factors for a mature risk management structure

Riaan Bredell, Senior Manager, Governance, Risk, Compliance & Assurance, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

10.50 Morning Tea

Case study: Growing pains – Integrating risk management into your strategies and operations

  • Creating opportunity and achieving change
  • Internally aligning risk management efforts with strategic planning processes
  • Linking risk management with your relevant business strategies, processes and operations
  • The long-term goal with short-term results, quick wins and setbacks along the way

Brendan Geary, Executive General Manager Enterprise Governance & Risk, Director of Public Transport Ombudsman, V/Line


Case study: Implementing tactical risk management throughout the organisation

  • Understanding the link between strategic risk management and operational risk management
  • Removing the silo’s and gaining overview and insight of cross-organisational risks through tactical risk management
  • Demonstrating how tactical risk management identifies enterprise-wide risks that have not necessarily been captured in your identification and management of strategic risks.

Will Gwosdz, Head of Governance and Risk, Indigoshire Council

12.40 Lunch

The next risk mindset will be exponentially different

  • Changes in the last decade in risk mindsets for risk professionals
  • Insights into how the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguity (VUCA) world is changing the Risk Function
  • ‘Disputing’ your risk professionals to be ready for the future

Anu Kukar, Director Risk Innovation and Rebecca Stanley, Manager Risk Advisory, KPMG Australia


Case Study: Utilising agile risk management tactics in projects

  • Using the benefits of an agile approach in enterprise risk management
  • Detecting risk pre-emptively with this risk mitigation strategy
  • Setting up a proactive risk register to monitor the control of risk

John Salter, Principal Risk Advisor, City of Greater Bendigo


Afternoon Tea


Panel Discussion – Exploring risk appetite through risk tolerance

  • Exploring risk tolerance with your board as a means to discover risk appetite
  • Determining the amount of acceptable risk behind undertaking specific organisational goals
  • Specifying the maximum level of risk your organisation is willing to expose regarding each relevant risk

Amarjit Atkar, Chief Risk Officer, UK Ministry of Defence

Simon Ainsworth, Corporate Risk Manager, HM Revenue and Customs UK

Mike van de Graaf – General Manager of Risk & Performance Measurement – Treasury Corporation of Victoria

Riaan Bredell, Senior Manager, Governance, Risk, Compliance & Assurance, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation


Championing open government – balancing the benefits and risks

  • Assessing the boundaries of open data and information access in a rapidly changing technological environment
  • Mitigating the risk tolerances of government in opening up data
  • Open government, good governance – opportunities for collaboration

Elizabeth Tydd, CEO, NSW Information Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commission NSW; NSW Open Data Advocate

 17.00 End of conference day one


Conference day two – Thursday 30 March 2017

9.00 Opening remarks from the chair

International keynote address: Managing risk in government – A framework for boards and examples of what has worked in practice

  • Implementing high-level principles and concepts in practice
  • Ensuring arrangements for managing risk are structured and comprehensive
  • Sharing the best examples of tools and techniques that have been used successfully in UK government departments

Simon Ainsworth, Corporate Risk Manager, HM Revenue and Customs UK


Case study: Measuring and evaluating risk

  • Establishing a robust assessment criteria to identify, analyse and prioritise key organisational risks.
  • Simplifying the complex process of quantifying risk
  • Determining an acceptable level of risk with professional judgement, historical records and formal analysis

Mike van de Graaf, General Manager of Risk & Performance Measurement, Treasury Corporation of Victoria

10.40 Morning Tea

Case study: Probity risk management in procurement – getting the balance rights

  • Ensuring ethical practises in procurement processes
  • Avoiding probity problems while maintaining procurement agility
  • Engaging innovation and managing procurement risk

Ian Laverock, Assistant Secretary, Procurement and Contracts Branch, Department of Immigration and Border Protection


Engaging contractors – ensuring that a fit for purpose and robust risk management capability is in place

  • Understanding organisational risks relevant to the contract and how they will be managed
  • Exploring the key elements of a successful framework in delivering contracted services
  • Remembering that a contract is a partnership to deliver services – materialisation of adverse risk events needs coordinated responses

Peter Macfarlane, Managing Director, Grosvenor Management Consulting

12.40 Lunch

Testing your organisation’s cyber-security readiness

  • Understanding what legally protected information and organisational assets need to be protected and why
  • Effectively forecasting the consequences of a successful cyber-attack against your organisation
  • Implementing policies, procedures and solutions to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and how to manage a crisis
  • Planning for the emerging trends in cyber-attacks?
  • Preventing terrorism and organised crime from using your own assets to harm yourself or others

Mark Branagan, Technical Advisor, Computer Emergency Response Team 


Case study: Simplifying risk management

  • Reducing the complexity of tools and processes in enterprise risk management
  • Creating new risk assessment tools for specific target structures
  • Making risk management straightforward and uncomplicated when aligning it to organisational processes

Olga Cursio, Risk Management Coordinator, Glen Eira City Council


Afternoon Tea


Integrating anti-fraud schemes into your enterprise risk management profile

  • Developing a risk management plan that comprises of the essential anti-fraud elements. What goes into a policy in response to fraud?
  • Detecting and dealing with fraud with the right tools and indicators
  • Conducting a risk assessment in an event of suspected fraud

Dianne McFarlane, Executive Director of Corruption, Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland


Becoming a risk resilient organisation

  • Effectively identifying emerging and strategic risks
  • Dealing with disturbances and adapting to change in an increasingly risky world of survival
  • Utilising risk and resilience concepts and risk mitigation techniques w to reduce the impact on achieving objectives

Daniel Atkin, Senior Risk Advisor, Victoria Managed Insurance Authority

 17.00 Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference