Virtual Governance and Risk Forum 2020

Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 May 2020

The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on organisations across all sectors has been immediate and extraordinary. 

Our immediate task is to step up and efficiently deliver the informationresources and the most effective discussion forums to best support you — our members and the broader governance and risk management community — as you respond to this evolving crisis.  

With this in mind, we invite you to join our first-ever Virtual Governance and Risk Forum 

Drawing on the style and format of our original state-based forum, this two-day online event offers you an accessible platform to join highly relevant and information-rich forum from the comfort of your home.  

Register for the two-day forum

Register for day one

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Agility. Resilience. Impact.  

This year’s agenda is anchored by a timely theme: Agility. Resilience. Impact.  

As organisations across the globe work to understand and manage the unique threats and emerging crises from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this program unpacks the ground realities and state of play.  

Business leaders from across key sectors will share their expertise and insights on adaptable strategies and frameworks for responsible governance and agile risk management at this unprecedented time. They will also outline how you can maintain a long-term vision and goals during such all-encompassing disruption. 

Program insights 

  • State of play  the national and global economic and policy impact and the changes to monetary and fiscal policy 
  • The response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat  people, operations, supply chain, demand, stakeholder engagement and finance 
  • Focusing regulatory efforts on meeting the challenge of COVID-19 
  • Managing the wellness and efficiency of the remote workforce 
  • Bushfires and COVID-19  focus on pressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues  
  • Legal and compliance challenges, regulatory shields, directors and officers duties 
  • Business models —  risk, resilience and recovery 
  • Examining the integrity of the risk management plan when faced with a novel threat 
  • Cybersecurity  
  • Challenges for Company Secretaries and Chief Risk Officers 

Your unique opportunity 

  • Hear from stellar line-up of speakers from across Australia and overseas 
  • Join from Australia or overseas 
  • Access a digital community of governance and risk management professionals  to discuss the challenges before, during and after the event 
  • Gain insights into how your peers and business leaders are working across and within organisations for better national outcomes 
  • Join the event live or watch sessions on-demand at your convenience

Speakers line-up

  • Julia Banks, Business Leader & Former Federal MP 
  • Stephen Walters, Chief Economist, NSW Treasury 
  • Andrew Humpherson, CEO & Managing Director, Barton Deakin 
  • Mark Allison, Managing Director, Elders 
  • Joanna Knox, Chief Risk Officer, Telstra 
  • Matt Mueller FGIA FCIS, Chief Information Officer, Iluka 
  • Kevin Lewis FGIA, Chief Compliance Officer, ASX 
  • Mark Salomon, Group Risk Manager, Vicinity Centres 
  • Michael Rasmussen, GRC 20/20 Research (USA) 
  • John Price, Commissioner, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Dr Gary Johns, Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Who should attend?

Those working in governance and risk management roles in the listed, non-listed, public and not-for-profit sectors, including:

  • directors
  • company secretaries
  • governance professionals
  • chief risk officers and risk managers
  • legal counsel
  • accountants
  • c-suite, executive leadership and all senior managers.


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