Speaker Line-up


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Andrew Bissett joined SAI Global as Head of Advisory Asia Pacific in January 2017.  Andrew has over 20 years of experience in consulting, strategy, project management, finance, technology, risk management and internal audit.

 Andrew’s passion for risk management stems from his belief that to ensure long term sustainable organisational value, risk management must be embedded within good organisational management and governance practices. It is important to have a clearly defined risk strategy that effectively leverages people, process and technology which support the organisation to achieve its goals.

 Andrew’s motto is ‘Think, Take and Manage Risk in an intelligent way’.

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Dr Dale Cooper is the founding director of Broadleaf Capital, one of Australasia’s foremost risk consultancies. His extensive international experience spans leadership of major project and industrial risk, project economics and capital investment analysis, finance audit and risk committees for major government and commercial entities, defence procurement, and many other roles for large and small organisations in the public and private sectors. His expertise sees him appointed to the Standards Australia Joint Technical Committee OB-007 Risk Management.

Cameron Harland – Chief Executive of Park Road Post Production, part of the Weta Group of Companies will present on how the Wellington group has grown in recent years by focusing on what they do best and embracing the upside of risk. The group, which includes Weta Digital, Weta Workshop, Stone Street Studios, Portsmouth Hire and Pukeko Pictures has been involved an array of creative work, including: King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, Adventures of TinTin, The Lovely Bones, District 9, Heavenly Creatures, Avatar, Planet of the Apes, The Jungle Book, X men, Ghost in the Shell, Power Rangers and much more. Learn about what challenges the group have overcome, the emerging risks impacting their creative delivery, why innovation is so important and the direction filmmaking will take in the future.

Wellington Mayor

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Nick Mulcahy was named RiskNZ’s Emerging Risk Manager of the Year in 2015. A coastal scientist and director of Coastal Research Ltd, Nick is also the Aquatic Risk Manager for Surf Life Saving New Zealand. His work has involved collaboration with the wider water safety sector, crown research institutes and other national and international organisations to develop, implement and evaluate risk management strategies at identified high-risk sites.

Dr Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland. Her research focuses on managing uncertainty and developing organizational resilience. She has worked within the UK Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat since 2008 looking at establishing public-private partnerships in the context of extreme events such as terrorism, natural disasters, economic recessions and pandemics. Her research has informed the development of UK policy as an advisor and through events she has held at the House of Commons and Number 10 Downing Street focused on national security as well as critical national infrastructure related concerns. She is now extending this research and develop a UK/NZ/Australasia comparative research programme.