RMP's Risk Management Projects

Business Services

  • Business Software Provider – Completed a RMP Healthcheck of this publicly listed company’s approach to risk management and presented recommendations for improvement.  The HealthCheck was subsequently reviewed and approved by the Audit Committee.
  • Upstream Print Solutions – Engaged by this fast growing private company to assist them to develop an Enterprise Risk Management Framework.  The project included educating staff about ERM via interviews and workshops and the development of a strategic risk profile and communications strategy.

 

Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Mining and Utilities

  • ADInstruments - Assisted this company that manufactures laboratory data acquisition and analysis systems to prepare a risk assessment of the pending changes to this international group’s corporate structure.
  • BMT Design and Technology - Authored and facilitated a 2-day course for young engineers and naval architects in Project and Design Risk Management Training.
  • Construction and Engineering – Project Consultant for preparation of a Risk Management Plan as part of a proposal to provide maintenance works to a state rail authority.
  • Defence Industry – Strategic review of the effective management of risk which included benchmarking with six organisations in order to advise on the most appropriate risk management strategy.
  • Electrix Australia – Designed and implemented an enterprise risk management framework for this provider of utilities infrastructure maintenance services.  The project included training and risk profiling workshops with staff in each region.
  • Electrix New Zealand – Designed and implemented an enterprise risk management framework for this provider of utilities infrastructure maintenance services.  The project included training and risk profiling workshops with staff in each division.
  • Forensic Science Laboratory – Project risk analysis of a proposed Forensic Science Laboratory in Asia. The assignment included assessing the financial liability risk to the principal contractor if key members of the consortium failed to deliver as well as the risks associated with delivering the project.
  • Gas Transmission Pipelines – Investigated the risk of third-party damage to natural gas and LPG transmission pipelines.
  • G&S Engineering – Facilitator for a strategic risk workshop assessing the strategic risks of the organisation in servicing Queensland’s heavy industries.
  • Hydro Tasmania - Conducted a Creating Risk Champions tailored workshop for a range of managers across Hydro Tasmania in advance of their rollout of a new Risk Management system.
  • McConnell Dowell Corporation Ltd Engaged by this major construction company to conduct an RMP Healthcheck to undertake a gap analysis of McConnell Dowell’'s risk management program. The project included a review of the organisation’'s program and its application at small, medium and large (>>$1bn) construction projects.
  • McConnell Dowell Corporation Ltd Assisted in the development of a new governance framework to draw together the existing governance structure and various risk and assurance initiatives.
  • Major Construction Company – Governance review of this company’s global insurance program to compare its insurable and non-insurable risk profile.  The project involved an international research project to identify the extent of insurance cover purchased by industry peers. 
  • Offshore Oil Platform – Preparation of an Underwriter's Evaluation Report for an oil and gas joint venture for fire and related perils for property damage and business interruption coverage.
  • Power Generation – Project Manager for a Business Risk Management Review for a power generation and distribution division.
  • Santos - Training of internal risk advisor team in risk workshop facilitation for the Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas Project of Santos.
  • Small-cap mining company - Facilitated a one-day strategic risk workshop for the Board and Executive of this small-cap mining company developing a mine in a very remote area of Indonesia.
  • Urban Services – Risk Based Capital Allocation Strategy.  Researched and advised on Best Practice in risk based allocation of capital funds for urban infrastructure services.  The assignment included the development of a Best Practice strategy. 

 

Cultural and Recreational

  • Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies – Enterprise Risk Management – Assisted the Institute to develop a risk management policy and framework.   Facilitated program and executive risk workshops and prepared the Institute’s first risk management plan.   Facilitated the development of the AIATSIS Programs annual business plan.   
  • Theme Park – Liability risk assessment of building structural and fire protection conditions and preparation of a Risk Management Plan for a major theme park.
  • YMCA of Sydney – Facilitated a strategic risk workshop for the senior management team and representative of the Board Audit and Risk Committee for YMCA, running scores of community services across eight service delivery programs from aquatics and gymnastics to mental health programs and outdoor education.

 

Education

  • Monash University – Course Adviser “Principles of Risk Transfer”.   Authored and delivered this course as part of the Masters of Risk Management.  The course covered basic principles of risk transfer, risk transfer in contracts and the key issues to consider when transferring risk to the insurance industry.

 

Environmental

  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority – Peer review of the risk assessment of the Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan which was based on a Bayesian risk model developed for complex ecosystems. 
  • Environmental Services – Reviewed liability risks for the proposed development of a putrescible and non-putrescible waste landfill.
  • Government Department – Redrafting of a guideline document for contract managers responsible for managing compliance under funding agreements across 16 programs to a value in excess of $13billion.

 

Finance and Insurance

  • ACE Insurance Limited:  Reviewed Enterprise Risk Management framework and worked with the risk department to develop an enhanced risk reporting framework.
  • Civic Assurance – Strategic Research – Conducted a survey of senior executives of NZ local government authorities to assist Civic to identify market needs for the marketing of their Kiwisaver superannuation product for local government employees.
  • Civic Assurance – Catastrophe Risk Pricing – Prepared a catastrophe risk pricing model to assist Civic underwriters to more accurately price property insurance risk for NZ local government authorities.
  • Civic Assurance – Risk Financing Strategy –Review of alternative risk financing opportunities and compare them with various traditional program structures for this specialist in local government insurance. 
  • Civic Assurance – Strategic Research – Conducted research into the local government insurance market globally to assist in Civic’s internal strategic review of its operations. 
  • Claims Manager – Engaged by the Australian arm of a global third-party insurance claims administrator to conduct a strategic risk workshop for the Australian executive board and to assist in integration of risk management in their day-to-day business processes.
  • Employers Mutual - Reviewed Employers Mutual Risk Management program and provided recommendations on how to further enhance the program including risk owner engagement.
  • Finance – Engaged by a high profile, marketing orientated financial services product re-seller to review their planned approach to designing and implementing a risk management framework.
  • First Title Insurance – Engaged by this Australian insurance company to assist in further developing their approach to risk management.  The project included workshop facilitation of division and strategic risk profiles, enhancement of key elements of their Risk Management Strategy including their Assurance Framework and involved engagement with the Board Audit Committee and with APRA, the insurance industry regulator.  The project also included the preparation of a Business Impact Assessment in accordance with Prudential Guidelines and a review of their BCP. 
  • Insurance Broker – Alternative Risk Transfer Strategic Plan – Engaged by a leading insurance broker to develop a strategic plan to take advantage of the emerging Alternative Risk Transfer market in Australia.
  • Insurance Market Entrant – Engaged by a prospective new entrant to the Builders Warranty insurance market in Australia to develop a business plan for entry and to engage potential insurers and reinsurers. 
  • Major Insurer – Project Management and risk management for the development of an online product to interface with the insurer’s mainframe backend system and with the insurance industry front-end system which links insurers to nearly 1,000 insurance brokers.
  • Major Insurer – Review of construction risks associated with the development of the $600M New Southern Railway linking Sydney’s CBD with Sydney’s International Airport at Mascot.  The project involved the analysis of risks associated with a driven tunnel underneath residential areas.
  • Underwriting Agency – Conducted a market research project into the feasibility of a new insurance product in the Australian market.  The research included both primary and secondary research to identify market characteristics as well as potential claims costs. 

 

Information Technology

  • Business Software Provider – Completed a RMP Healthcheck of this publicly listed company’s approach to risk management and presented recommendations for improvement.  The HealthCheck was subsequently reviewed and approved by the Audit Committee.
  • Government Department – Conducted a strategic risk analysis of the software development of a Community Based Information System shared by a number of states.  The assignment included review of the allocation of liability under the IT contract.
  • Major Insurer – Project Management and risk management for the development of an online product to interface with the insurer’s mainframe backend system and with the insurance industry front-end system which links insurers to nearly 1,000 insurance brokers.

 

Not for Profits

  • Australian Wool Innovation Limited – Enterprise Risk Management – Assisted this not-for-profit industry funded organisation to revise its risk management and fraud control plans.  The project included workshop facilitation with senior executives and presentations to the Board Finance and Audit Committee.
  • Cancer Council NSW - Conducted risk engagement and risk profiling workshops for all divisions to improve the effectiveness of the risk framework that had been deployed and to assist in growing the risk culture in the organisation.
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance (previously The Spastic Centre) – Enterprise Risk Management Assisted The Spastic Centre to develop an Enterprise Risk Management Framework including the formation of an Enterprise Risk Committee and a strategic risk workshop with the Board. 
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance (previously The Spastic Centre)RMP Healthcheck After several years of operation of The Spastic Centre’s Enterprise Risk Framework, Bryan was invited back to conduct an RMP HealthCheck to provide a maturity rating of the organisation’s management of risk and to provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Compass Housing - Assisted in implementing a enterprise risk framework including risk workshops with the executive and presentation of the strategic risk profile to this charity’s Board. 
  • John Symond Foundation – Assisted in the development of a risk profile for a planned initiative to provide affordable rental housing to families with handicapped children.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities – Risk Management Workshop – Assisted this high profile charity with a strategic risk profiling workshop involving the CEO and senior management team.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Following work with RMHC’s head office, engaged to conduct Board, Education and Risk Profiling Workshops with the Boards and Executives of each of the 13 RMHC Chapters.
  • YMCA of Sydney – Facilitated a strategic risk workshop for the senior management team and representative of the Board Audit and Risk Committee for this organisation running scores of community services across eight service delivery programs from aquatics and gymnastics to mental health programs and outdoor education.  

 

Public and Products Liability 

Conducted Public and Products Liability Reviews in various industries including:

Backpacker accommodation; boat builders; breweries; chemical manufacturers and suppliers; cinemas; commercial cleaners; crane operators; electric and mechanical contractors and suppliers; feedlots; food coops and wholesalers; foundries; manufacturing (light and heavy); marinas; minerals; power generators; public markets; racing; recycled paper; scaffolder; sheltered workshops; shopping malls; theme parks and tourism operators.

 

Public Sector 

  • ACCC – Governance Framework – Assisted the Commission to develop a revised governance framework including BCP, Facilities, Fraud, IT and Physical Security, Procurement and Risk Management.  The project included development of all policy and framework documentation, design overviews of induction and awareness training programs and an implementation plan.
  • ACCC – RMP Healthcheck – Completed a RMP Healthcheck of the Commission’s approach to risk management and presented recommendations for improving the ACCC’s risk policy, framework and culture of managing risk.  The recommendations were subsequently approved by the Audit Committee.
  • ACCC – Strategic Risk Profile – Assisted the Commission to develop a Strategic Risk Profile by facilitating Division risk workshops and working with Senior Management to analyse the results and formulate the ultimate Strategic Risk Profile for the organisation. 
  • Austrade – Insurance and Risk Management Framework Review – A detailed review of Austrade’s complex insurance and risk management requirements for Australian operations and their international operations comprised of more than 100 overseas posts.
  • Austrade – Risk Management Training – Worked with Austrade’s Business Effectiveness Unit to develop a training course entitled “Risk Management for Managers” aimed at enhancing risk-based decision making amongst senior executives and middle managers across the organisation.
  • Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies – Enterprise Risk Management – Assisted the Institute to develop a risk management policy and framework.   Facilitated program and executive risk workshops and prepared the Institute’s first risk management plan.   Facilitated the development of the AIATSIS Programs annual business plan.
  • Department of Health and Ageing – NSW Aged Care Branch Alignment Project – Designed a realignment project that involved stakeholder analysis workshops and the development of a new tool for assessing decisions under the program that would help improve the accuracy and consistency of decisions in line with stakeholder expectations.
  • Emergency Services – Employee Wellbeing Program.Engaged to research and design the initial approach to implementing an Employee Wellbeing Program.  The project included stakeholder interviews and focus groups, researching the market for outsourced providers, researching the approach of other emergency management organisations in Australia and New Zealand and conducting a stakeholder survey of over 3,000 staff.
  • Government Department - Risk Management Protocol – Developed a Risk Management Protocol for project managers to follow when considering accepting consortiums during tenders. The protocol addressed the project risk analysis required as well as the assessment of the financial strength and management structure of the consortium.
  • Government Department – Facilitated a risk workshop for the Innovation Unit to assist the unit develop a strategic risk profile for their program.
  • Government Department – Conducted a strategic risk analysis of the software development of a Community Based Information System shared by a number of states.  The assignment included review of the allocation of liability under the IT contract.
  • Government Funding Scheme Conducted a review of the risk management processes and structures deployed to administer this $150M scheme.  The project included a review of a risk model for predicting irregular or incorrect claims and their overall approach to auditing claims. 
  • Government Department – Review of the risks associated with the Sale and Buy Back of Support Services.
  • Government  Department  – Assisted the Department’s risk management team to devise an Enterprise Risk Framework for the Department and to prepare its initial Enterprise Risk Management Plan.  The department had over 3000 employees and the project involved a number of presentations to and meetings with senior management and governance committees and the facilitation of Division risk workshops across the Department.
  • Government Department  – The department had identified a key risk to a major program was misalignment of the program with stakeholder objectives.  Designed a realignment project that involved stakeholder analysis workshops and the development of a new tool for assessing decisions under the program that would help improve the accuracy and consistency of decisions in line with stakeholder expectations.
  • Local Government – Project Manager  for Catastrophe Risk Assessment -Review of risk financing options for catastrophe protection for infrastructural assets.
  • Government Department – Review of the availability and quality of PL and PA insurance for landcare groups nationally.  The project involved researching local and overseas insurance markets and the development of risk financing options that could be pursued or facilitated by government. 
  • Government Department – Review of the quality and availability of Professional Indemnity insurance to an industry funded by this department.  The review included recommending the level of PI insurance that should be required under funding agreements. 
  • Government Department – Consultant to the Department to review and provide advice on guidelines for program managers when establishing suitable Professional Indemnity and Public Liability limits under funding agreements. The project included investigating the Department’s claims history and risk profile. 
  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority – Peer review of the risk assessment of the Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan which was based on a Bayesian risk model developed for complex ecosystems.
  • NSW WorkCover – The licensing function within WorkCover is complex with many different types of licences being delivered with a range of different processes and systems. The assignment required a swift familiarisation with the licensing framework and facilitation of a number of risk workshops to augment WorkCover resources to complete the risk assessment of WorkCover’s licensing activities in a timely manner.   
  •  New Zealand Local Government Infrastructure – Risk Management Advisors to the LAPP Fund.  A mutual pool established by local government in New Zealand to fund catastrophe risk to essential infrastructure assets owned by Councils.

 

Transport

  • Airport – Liability Risk Review – Review of liability risks including the management of liability risks through contracts with suppliers and with tenants through lease agreements. 
  • Airport– Incident Management – Engaged to review options for the utilisation of IT solutions to aid in the management and reporting of incidents across the organisation.  Subsequently engaged to design an incident management system for implementation in their enterprise asset management system. 
  • Major Insurer – Review of construction risks associated with the development of the $600M New Southern Railway linking Sydney’s CBD with Sydney’s International Airport at Mascot.  The project involved the analysis of risks associated with a driven tunnel underneath residential areas.
  • Pacific National Rail - Designed and conducted a one-day safety risk workshop regarding the use of new gantry cranes.
  • Rail – Review of re-railing strategies based on the acquisition of a state-of-the-art rail crane to replace most of the existing fleet. The assignment included the review of the risks associated with re-railing locomotives using various re-railing techniques, the costs of derailments and a cost/benefit analysis of using rail cranes over other re-railing techniques.
  • Rail – Analysis of the risks associated with having only one means of egress from island platforms on a city rail network.

 

RMP's Business Continuity Planning Projects

 Business Services

  • Symbion Pharmacy Service Pty Ltd – BCP test exercise for this pharmaceutical wholesaler operating nationally.  Included planning for overnight supply of interstate pharmacy following a major event at any of the main distribution centres.

 

 Construction and Engineering

  • SMEC Holdings – Assisted this engineering consulting firm to develop a Business Continuity Plan for its offices in every capital city and several other satellite offices.  The project included a Business Impact Assessment, establishing a BCM framework, assisting critical process owners to develop recovery plans and testing of the plans.

 

 Cultural and Recreational Education

  • Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies – Business Continuity – Engaged to assist in the development of a business continuity framework, recovery plans and initial testing.
  • Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies – Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity – Assisted the Institute to develop a risk management policy and framework.   Facilitated program and executive risk workshops and prepared the Institute’s first risk management plan.   Facilitated the development of the AIATSIS Programs annual business plan.  In addition engaged to assist in the development of a business continuity framework, recovery plans and initial testing.

 

Education

  • Navitas - Assisted in the review and upgrade of the Business Continuity Plan including desktop exercises for the Professional and English Programs Division of Navitas.


 Finance and Insurance

  • First Title Insurance – Engaged by this Australian insurance company to assist in further developing their approach to risk management which also included the preparation of a Business Impact Assessment in accordance with Prudential Guidelines and a review of their BCP.

 

Manufacturing

  • Whiteley Corporation - Guided this manufacturer of hygiene, cleaning and infection control products to develop and test a Business Continuity Plan.

 

 Public Sector

  • ACCC – Business Continuity Plan – Assisted the Commission to develop a BCP framework, recovery plans and conducted initial testing.
  • Austrade – Business Continuity Planning – Conducted desktop test exercises for Austrade offices in Australia and overseas including Bangkok, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Lima, Los Angeles, Manila and Singapore.  Provided training to Austrade personnel in conducting BCP testing.
  • Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies – Business Continuity– Engaged to assist in the development of a business continuity framework, recovery plans and initial testing.
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Developed a desktop exercise scenario for DFAT’s head office and facilitated the scenario for 50+ attendees from the various recovery teams and senior management.

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