Meet the judges of the 2021 RiskNZ Awards of Excellence

Fiona Carrick – General Manager Risk | Fonterra

Fiona is the General Manager Risk at Fonterra, driving the design and implementation of the Co-operative’s enterprise-wide risk management framework. For the past two years, Fiona has overseen a reset of Fonterra’s approach to risk management, alongside the international dairy exporter’s business-wide strategic reset. Taking a Group-wide approach to the ongoing development of risk management practices and capabilities across Fonterra, including Group Risk Appetite and integrated risk reporting.

Fiona’s decade of experience in the primary sector spans time both working directly with farmers here in New Zealand and experience managing international business projects in China. A member of the Institute of Directors, Fiona brings both commercial and practical governance experience to her approach to risk – driving a global risk management culture that effectively manages risk through clarity of intent and expectation.


Willie Loh – Group Manager Risk and Assurance | Land Information New Zealand

Willie is currently the GM Risk and Assurance at Land Information New Zealand. In his current role, Willie oversees three related functions: Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit and Regulatory Assurance. His role extends to working with senior management to strengthen risk management, internal controls and corporate governance. He started his career at Ernst & Young as an external auditor and later transitioned to internal audit and risk management with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Willie worked as a risk, audit and compliance professional in the financial services sector for over 10 years. He is now applying his expertise to further advance risk management practices in the public sector.

Willie has been responsible for all aspects of risk management. He has had experience in developing ERM functions, defining its strategic direction and working with management to maintain and foster effective risk practices. Willie appreciates the need for organisations to have good risk tools and processes but places greater emphasis on organisations to cultivate the right risk culture.


Janine Foster – Chief Advisor: Risk, Assurance & Integrity | NZ Customs Service

Janine is at the NZ Customs Service where she was recently appointed as the Director: Risk, Security and Assurance, a part of the International and Governance group.

For the majority of the last decade Janine was at NZ Police. For an 18-month period she was their Chief Risk Officer. At the 2017 Risk NZ awards NZ Police was awarded the Excellence in developing capability in Risk Management, where it was regarded that Janine led the transformation of NZ Police to a role model for effective, practical risk management with highly regarded enterprise-wide risk management performance.

A firm believer in personal and professional development, Janine completed the Advanced Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance. This resulted in her being the 2017 RMIA Risk Student of the Year, for students undertaking any risk-related study in Australasia.


Jacqui Lyttle – Risk and Insurance Manager | University of Canterbury

Jacqui has worked in the tertiary sector for over 20 years, most recently in the role of Risk and Insurance Manager, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Jacqui’s line management responsibilities include risk, insurance, and business continuity. In addition to managing enterprise-wide risk, Jacqui has also been working extensively in the travel risk space in recent years to better understand and prepare increasingly mobile and at risk travelling staff and students for the uncertainties faced by global unrest and a myriad of other issues, including the recent consequences of a global pandemic.

Following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 in the Canterbury region, Jacqui had operational responsibility for the substantial insurance claims that were ultimately settled in late 2014 for $550M. As part of the Emergency Management Planning Group, Jacqui has implemented an emergency management strategy for the University since 2007. In addition to being a founding member of the planning group, Jacqui has had a frontline role in the emergency response and is also the strategic lead for business continuity planning to ensure that business recovery is not hampered by poor preparedness.