Risk Management in Government Congress 2020 agenda

6th annual Risk Management in Government Congress

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, 25-26 March 2020

 

 

Conference day one – Wednesday 25 March 2020

08.30 Registration
09.00 Opening remarks from the chair
09.10

International keynote: Improving risk management across the UK government – the ‘What’ and the ‘How’

 
  • Understand how the UK government principles and concepts for the management of risk (the Orange Book) have changed and what the drivers were
  • A walk-through of the focus and key principles of the revised standards – what areas were identified for improvement and why
  • How we are building a better risk management culture in and across UK government departments – An examination of the practical steps being taken to bridge the gap between where we are now and where we want to be
  • An open discussion around the UK approach – are the themes and challenges identified the same as those in the Australian and New Zealand governments, and, if not, why and how do they differ?
 

Trevor Marchant, Chair of the UK Cross-Government Risk Improvement Group and Departmental Risk Lead, Department for Transport UK

09.55

International keynote: NASA’s Risk Management System

 
  • NASA’s Risk Management paradigm used to identify, analyze, track and control 
  • Risk processes, tools and systems deployed within the whole enterprise and integrated with other management processes
  • Specific lessons learned from developing and implementing risk management within NASA programs
  • Case studies of significant NASA risks
 

Dr. Jeevan Perera, Senior Engineer, NASA

10.40 Morning Tea
11.10

Aligning risk management with strategic direction and ambition

 
  • Aligning and integrating risk with strategic objectives
  • Integrating risk-taking with strategic planning
  • Linking performance and risk to monitor progress and change
  • Using risk to guide the strategic agenda
 

David Sutherland, Principal Risk Advisor, New Zealand Defence Force

11.55

Practical ways to build a positive risk culture

 
  • Engaging your organisation to raise awareness about key risks
  • Conducting staff training on what risk is and the risk “language”
  • Strengthening employee capability to take ownership of risk management
  • Allocating resources to implement risk management plans
  • Lifting risk culture with top-down and bottom-up approaches
 

Jey Hoole, Chief Risk Officer and Assistant Secretary, Planning and Governance (acting), Department of Agriculture

Rikki Martin, Assistant Director, Performance and Risk, Department of Agriculture

 

Case study: Defining risk outcomes for benefits realisation – when is the glass half full!

 
  • Evaluating effectiveness of an organisation’s approach to risk management
  • Understanding maturity of the risk management framework
  • Communicating the value that risk function brings to your organisation
  • Exploring opportunities to get more positive outcomes
 

Brendan Geary, Executive General Manager Enterprise Governance & Risk, V/line

12.40 Lunch
13.40

Conducting effective risk assessment and analysis

 
  • Managing uncertainty and the balancing act between minimising threats while pursuing opportunities through ‘informed decision making’
  • Evaluating existing and potential risks and causal factors
  • Using effective electronic systems to facilitate risk assessment
  • Taking appropriate actions and considering internal and external factors
 

Kylie McKiernan, Chief Risk Officer, Northern Sydney Local Health District

14.25

Case study: Human face of risk – assessing risk in a human services context

 
  • Incorporating client voice in enterprise risk
  • Using action oriented risk articulation for greater impact
  • Tracking effectiveness of risk mitigation in a dynamic environment
 

Peter Pierre, Chief Audit and Risk Officer, Department of Health and Human Services VIC

15.10

Afternoon Tea

 15.40

Panel discussion: Improving the use of data analytics to develop risk management   capability

 
  • Using data analytics to diagnose red flags and identify emerging risk factors
  • Collecting data to make better decisions on specific risks
  • Applying data analytics in risk reporting
  • Exploring opportunities in machine learning 
 

Peter Pierre, Chief Audit and Risk Officer, Department of Health and Human Services VIC

Brendan Geary, Executive General Manager Enterprise Governance & Risk, V/line

Marcus Turner, Director, Risk and Assurance, Macquarie University

Bruce Ferguson, Service Manager Risk & Audit, City of Parramatta

16.25

Integrating climate change impacts into risk management

 
  • Understanding the increased risk to government agencies due to climate change impacts
  • Managing high priority risks caused by climate change that require attention
  • Tailoring your risk management strategies to mitigate risks in climate change
  • Engaging stakeholders for risk informed decisions
 

Neil Bibby, Former Chief Executive, Victoria’s Country Fire Authority; Editor Asia Pacific Fire magazine, MDM Publishing

 17.10 End of conference day one and networking drinks
   
 

Conference day two – Thursday 21 March 2019

9.00 Opening remarks from the chair
09.10

International keynote: Integrating risk management efforts across government agencies

 
  • Identifying interconnected strategic risks
  • Using risk visualisation to make better strategic decisions
  • Dealing with complex and intertwined risks
  • Working collectively on shared risks between government departments and services
 

Nico Lategan, Head of Enterprise Risk, Transport for London

09.55

Obtaining executive buy-in and support to implement risk strategies

 
  • Building awareness, ability and reinforcement for risk management with senior executives
  • Sending messages to upper management in terms of short and long-term risks
  • Adding value to senior executives’ decision-making processes
  • Making executives accountable and setting tone from the top
 

Rupert Haywood, Managing Director, Corporate Services and CRO, Queensland Treasury Corporation

10.40 Morning Tea
 11.10

Case study: Risk appetite and organisational culture – where do they meet?

 
  • Developing a risk appetite statement in a complex government department
  • Considering a broader system of service delivery entities with their own Governance Board
  • Discussing the definition of risk appetite and its defined tolerance levels
  • Reshaping the culture of the department
 

Coenraad Robberts, Group Director, Risk & Assurance Services, Department for Health and Wellbeing SA

11.55

Reducing cyber security risks and building stronger cyber defence

 
  • The ACSC’s insights into Government’s cyber security maturity
  • The complex cyber security challenges faced by Government in the cyberspace
  • Cyber security compliance versus cyber security risk management
  • The support available to Government to protect citizens and their data
 

Craig Gillies, Director Technical Advice and Uplift, Australian Cyber Security Centre, Australian Signals Directorate

12.40

Lunch

13.40

Measuring performance of risk management programs

 
  • Strategies and indicators to innovate processes
  • Monitoring risk practices throughout the organisation
  • Engaging managers to evaluate risks and controls in their own areas
  • Implementing evaluation systems to improve enterprise-wide risk management
  • Providing feedback to senior executives to continuously improve the risk controls framework
 

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

14.25

When risk management goes wrong

 
  • Case Studies of when Risk Management fails
  • Examining the common lessons from mistakes
  • Why simple solutions can be difficult to maintain
  • Is your organisation big talk, big walk or both?
 

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

15.10 Afternoon tea
15.40

Case study: A journey to implement an innovative approach to risk management

 
  • Developing an integrated risk management system
  • Reviewing risk appetite and balancing the right level of risk
  • Building an agile organisation
  • Discussing practical strategies and the results
 

Carmel Foster, Group Manager Corporate Services, Port Stephens Council

16.20

Developing an effective governance framework to support risk management in organisations

 
  • How governance systems can enhance and provide assurance for risk management processes.
  • Establishing and maintaining risk registers with some certainty
  • Embedding governance processes to provide assurance to risk oversight
  • Providing oversight of the identification and management of risk and facilitating continual improvement in the process
  • How you respond to risk events can improve organisational performance
 

Greg Saunders, Manager, Governance, Risk and Performance, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy

 17.00 Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference