2022 Risk and Resilience New Zealand Summit

From our RiskNZ Chair, Jane Rollin.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the 2022 Risk and Resilience Summit – it was wonderful to see so many of you in Auckland to hear from the fantastic lineup of speakers.  I opened the conference by saying that as a Board, we had one goal – and that was to connect with as many of you as possible, and to connect you to as many other people as possible.  Thankfully our sponsors made that really easy, providing opportunities to catch up over coffee, spin the wheel for prizes, grab some fabulous cleaning products AND to learn more about some great tools to help you as risk practitioners in your work.

I particularly enjoyed seeing so many of you chatting, swapping numbers and experiences which I hope will in turn grow your network of ‘sounding boards’.  I stand by my view that helping manage risk effectively is a team sport – and we’re all better at that together.

I’d also like to thank Brightstar for helping make this event happen – its definitely cemented the need for a regular conference discussing risk.We’ve had some great feedback and yes, we are already turning our minds to what we might do in 2023!  If you have ideas about what you’d like to hear more about, please get in touch.


Brightstar and RiskNZ were delighted to welcome you to the 2022 Risk & Resilience New Zealand Summit August 9-10th 2022 at the Aotea Centre, Auckland.

A huge thank you to all our sponsors, speakers and delegates for your support.  We were so pleased to bring you this event experience which we hope you enjoyed.

We can’t wait to bring you the bigger, better and brighter 2023 summit!  Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Ngā mihi,
The 2022 Risk & Resilience New Zealand Summit Team


A recap of the summit in case you missed it:


  • Weathering a series of perfect storms: Assessing the current dynamic risk environment
    Dr Anne Bardsley,  Deputy Director – Koi Tū |The Centre for Informed Futures,  University of Auckland
  • Risk Leaders Panel: Developing the risk profession and the role of the risk professional in business
    Janine Foster, Director: Risk, Security & Assurance, New Zealand Customs Service
    Erica Jenkin, Group GM – Risk, SkyCity Entertainment Group
    Rowena Thompson, Group Chief Risk Officer, SBS Bank
    Nigel Toms,  Acting Chief Financial Officer,  Watercare Services Limited (2021 Risk NZ Risk Professional of the year)
  • Risk from a global perspective – exploring the key risk issues that are influencing organisations decision making
    Jason Disborough,  Chief Commercial Officer – Enterprise & Chief Executive Officer – Multinational Clients (International),  Aon
  • Case study: Achieving better value in risk financing
    Rachael Pettigrew,  Manager – Risk Financing & Insurance New Zealand Government Procurement Branch,  MBIE
  • The resilient organisation: Weathering disruption, adapting to new environments and keeping ahead of risk
    David Tattam,  Chief Research & Content Officer,  Protecht Group
  • Panel discussion: Exploring the link between risk and strategy
    Grant Gillingham, GM – Group Risk Advisory, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
    Dr Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Strategy and International Business, University of Auckland
    Stephen Hunt, Chief Executive, MetService
    Sam O’Brien, Vice President Sales and Go-to Market APJ, Archer
  • The role of the risk function in ensuring the delivery of effective governance
    Dr Denis Mowbray, Governance, Strategy, Risk, and Compliance Advisor and President, Governance NZ
  • International Keynote: Decision making in uncertain times: How to become comfortable being uncomfortable
    Hans Læssøe, Founder, AKTUS (Denmark)


  • Managing cultural risk in the context of a bi-cultural Aotearoa
    Ward Kamo, Māori Engagement Adviser, W A Kamo Consulting
  • Managing project risk
    Shane Bidois, Risk & Opportunities Lead, Let’s Get Wellington Moving
    Bettina Reiter,  Manager Risk and Reporting,  Waka Kotahi | NZ Transport Agency
  • The evolving risk landscape of Aotearoa: How to drive future value
    Brad Smith, Principal Consultant, Camms
  • Managing cyber and digital risk
    Hilary Walton, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Kordia Ltd
  • Using psychology and behavioural science to inform our understanding and management of risk
    Professor Nathan Berg, DCC Chair in Entrepreneurship – Otago Business School and the Department of Economics, University of Otago
  • Exploring the role of insurance in managing risk
    Sam Ketley,  Head of Enterprise Risk Solutions,  Aon New Zealand
  • Managing supply chain risk
    Professor Tava Olsen, Director, Centre for Supply Chain Management, Deputy Dean, University of Auckland


All recordings and presentations are available for attendees via the Virtual Event Platform until 10th September 2022.
Presentations are available in the members only resource section HERE.


Can you spot yourself in our Event Pictures?