Lunchtime Seminar Programme 2018

Lunchtime seminars will be held on the following dates in 2018.
Please note, these dates may change depending on speaker availability etc. 


Tuesday 5 June

“Rena 2: Risk Management Lessons from a recent maritime salvage, The Kea Trader, New Caledonia 2017”

Speaker: Geraint Bermingham, Director, Navigatus Consulting

3 July

7 August

4 September

2 October

6 November

4 December

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"Rena 2: Risk Management Lessons from a Recent Maritime Salvage, The Kea Trader, New Caledonia 2017"

In July last year, the near new container vessel, the Kea Trader ran aground on a reef 90 nautical miles off of New Caledonia. This challenging operation pushed to the limits of long-range heavy-lift helicopter operational capability while requiring the masters of the supporting vessels to also push the envelope, resulted in both outstanding successes and frustrating failures.  Being engaged as the Operations Manager for a core period of the operation gave Geraint a chance to test both his own limits of endurance as well as the practical application of a range of risk management tools in a dynamic and rapidly evolving environment.  In the presentation Geraint will describe the operation, give examples of the use of formalised risk management applied during the salvage and explore lessons learnt.

About The Speaker

Geraint_Bermingham.pngGeraint Bermingham - Navigatus Consulting

Geraint has many years of formal risk management experience gained this experience initially as a nuclear submarine officer, and subsequently based in New Zealand with a focus on risk management in the maritime, and aviation sectors including as Manager Operational Risk at AirNZ.  He has undertaken assignments in Singapore, Egypt, Indonesia, Korea, New Caledonia and Australia. Geraint was engaged as the salvor’s Safety Officer during the RENA recovery operation and more recently as Operations Manager for the Kea Trader salvage operation.  

Geraint was the New Zealand representative on the committee that developed ISO31000 and assisted the Australian committee for the development of ISO31010 (Dependability) as well as later, AS/NZS HB89 (Risk assessment techniques).  He was until recently, Chair of RiskNZ, having been elected for three successive terms and was awarded Risk Professional of the Year in 2016. He is a director of risk management specialists, Navigatus Consulting.


If applicable, an invoice will be sent to you. Charges are $10 for members, and $15 for non-members.

The venues will be:

Wellington - KPMG, Lvl 9, 10 Customhouse Quay

Auckland - Navigatus, Lvl 2, 347 Parnell Rd, Parnell

Christchurch - Christchurch City Council, Lvl 1 Function Room

New Plymouth - Powerco, Liardet St

Dial In 

The seminar commences at 12.15pm and will finish at 1pm

If you have registered to dial in to this seminar, the details are as follows:

- Dial: 09 951 8334, then:

- Enter PIN code: 05831253

- Then please record your name when prompted

- You'll be transferred in the Conference Call for the seminar automatically.