Management Team

David Turner

Management Board and Managing Director

About

David Turner is a senior business executive and trusted advisor with over 20 years’ experience in the risk management industry.

David joined the Australian Army and became part of a specialised team where he deployed to East Timor in 1999. After the military contracted to varied private and government organisations in leadership, risk and project roles; he opened his own company that advised on risk management and provided personnel for major projects including; BHPB, Rio Tinto, Multiplex, Police, Australian Elections, and also CHOGM 2011 working with State and Federal Police.

David was born in NZ and returned in 2016 to work on the Transdev Wellington rail network transition. He now lives in New Zealand permanently and has worked with Deloitte, KPMG, Defence, MOJ and PwC. He brings a unique blend of expertise across diverse areas with a focus on risk management of human behavior – one of the more complex, dynamic and often over-looked areas of the industry.

Emily Thorn

Administration Officer

About

Emily has over 10 years’ experience in various administration roles, from event management, marketing, to outdoor advertising, in both New Zealand and Australia.

Emily took the role as the Administration Officer at RiskNZ in January 2019. Prior to this, Emily worked at NZRB as the Franchise and Marketing Coordinator.

Board Members

Jane Rollin

Chair

About

I’ve held a number of roles in the UK and in New Zealand that on the surface seem wildly unconnected, but are strongly invested in building enduring relationships; communicating complex matters simply; connecting people and issues; risk based thinking and managing the unplanned – all with the aim of ensuring good decisions are made that consider a wider context.

I’ve held prior roles within the oil industry; local, regional and national government organisations; management consulting, crisis and emergency management and more recently as the GM Risk Integration within Fonterra.  I have just returned to the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management to continue my ‘resilience’ journey.

I’m originally from London but now live in Auckland with my husband and 2 teenage children. I love its beaches, but enjoy opportunities to escape the traffic regularly.

Suralda Timmerman

Deputy Chair

About

I assist organisations in implementing practical risk management and assurance frameworks that ensure benefits to the organisations’ stakeholders. I am passionate about improving organisations’ control environments to set them up for success.

I have over 15 years’ experience in external audit, internal audit and enterprise risk management. I have worked at a both private and public sector including; ACC, EY South Africa, PwC New Zealand, Western Cape Government and Robben Island Museum (UNESCA World Heritage Site). During my time at Western Cape Government I was the Internal Audit Manager for the Department of Health (serving a population of 5,8 million people). I am currently a Principal Internal Audit Advisor at ACC providing specialist advice on governance, risk and control. I have a bachelors and postgraduate degree in accounting and auditing, am a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (NZ), and I am a registered Chartered Accountant (South Africa).

I am professionally interested in the interplay between all the lines of assurance within organisations and how combined assurance models can be implemented effectively to ensure the achievement of organisational objectives. I wrote an article for the RiskPost in November 2020, providing practical advice on how risk management and internal audit functions can work in a closer relationship to enable better outcomes for an organisation.

I am a responsible, dependable individual driven to provide valuable advice and practical solutions to my stakeholders. I have worked closely with senior management and governance bodies to understand their risk profiles and implement effective solutions to drive down risk levels to acceptable levels.

I enjoy working in environments where I have opportunities to challenge the traditional way of thinking about assurance and risk management. I have great interpersonal skills, the ability to help people find common ground and motivate people towards achieving a common goal.

I have excelled in both public and private sector arenas due to my ability to connect with people, understand their risk and assurances needs and deliver innovative solutions to drive better governance, risk management and control.

I am passionate about education programmes and how RiskNZ can assist our members to grow their risk management capabilities and learn new techniques for delivering risk management programmes that are truly integrated within the business processes of organisations.

I am committed to working with the members to understand the value proposition that they want from RiskNZ. As part of the Board I will work towards translating members’ value proposition requests into practical solutions that can assist them in their work strategically and operationally. I will drive educational outcomes for members, providing them opportunities to develop their risk management capabilities.

Lorna Hayward

Secretary

About

Senior Risk Management enthusiast, building risk-resilient cultures with leaders and their teams, improving decisions, planning and resource management, integrating risk management into their everyday.

Currently, reporting to the Head of Risk and Audit for Christchurch City Council. I deliver risk management coaching, advisory and guidance services, across all Council functions and services (3200+ employee base). I work with leaders and their teams, focused on improving long-term and BAU business planning, resource application and decision-making, practically connecting strategic and operational risk management activities.

Gary Taylor

Treasurer

About

I am based in Wellington and have been working in the risk management area with a number of different public sector organisations for the last 20 or so years. I am currently employed as Manager, Risk at the Financial Markets Authority. My main interest in risk management is getting it closely connected to what needs to be done to achieve objectives either at the organisational or team level.

My role as Risk NZ Treasurer is to make sure that we make good and prudent use of our financial resources to achieve our objectives.

David Turner

Management Board and Managing Director

About

David Turner is a senior business executive and trusted advisor with over 20 years’ experience in the risk management industry.

David joined the Australian Army and became part of a specialised team where he deployed to East Timor in 1999. After the military contracted to varied private and government organisations in leadership, risk and project roles; he opened his own company that advised on risk management and provided personnel for major projects including; BHPB, Rio Tinto, Multiplex, Police, Australian Elections, and also CHOGM 2011 working with State and Federal Police.

David was born in NZ and returned in 2016 to work on the Transdev Wellington rail network transition. He now lives in New Zealand permanently and has worked with Deloitte, KPMG, Defence, MOJ and PwC. He brings a unique blend of expertise across diverse areas with a focus on risk management of human behavior – one of the more complex, dynamic and often over-looked areas of the industry.

Brent Sutton

Management Board

About

Brent brings over 17 years experience in occupational risk management and health and safety to Safety Associates. Brent works in partnership with clients, providing practical advice to address health and safety risks and develop strategies to drive improvements in safety culture. He is well regarded as a safety coach and for assisting clients to understand the importance of safety governance, setting clear and understandable safety objectives and providing safety leadership. Brent is also a specialist in health and safety critical event management of serious harm and fatality incidents and works with insurers and legal firms on WorkSafe NZ enforcement matters. Brent was recently appointed to the board of RiskNZ Inc, RiskNZ is the sector body in New Zealand bringing together people and organisations managing risk.

Imogen Perez

Management Board

About

I am currently a Principal Risk Advisor within the Enterprise risk team at MBIE. In this role, I have been fortunate to meet many other risk practitioners from other Government agencies through my active involvement in the Public Sector Risk Forum (PSRF).

Prior to joining MBIE, I was at ACC for 3 years. When I first started at ACC, I was managing a large operational team within Medical Provider Registration Operations space, before moving into the Enterprise Risk management team.

Although I have spent the last five years in the public sector, I have over 20 years’ experience within the banking sector at both Kiwibank and ANZ (including The National Bank of New Zealand). In that time, I had a number of roles across, Retail, International Trade & Finance, Payments, Business Services and within the second line Risk Management team (Manager Compliance Framework & Policy).

Throughout my career, I have moved from operational management roles to specialist roles, with risk management being my specialty of choice (last 13 years). I really enjoy helping the business become successful by weighing up the risk of the decisions they make. To do this I think it’s important to keep learning and stay fresh in understanding the difficulties and challenges that our stakeholders face. For me this is having regular stints within the first line business – so I can understand their pain points.

I also really enjoy people leadership and creating a thriving and engaging work environment. I am proud to see people that I’ve previously had the pleasure of managing move onwards and upwards in their career journey.

I have a pretty active home life with two kids still at home (15 and 12 years). I am pretty active supporting their activities, and am a pretty vocal cheerleader (from the side lines), I also manage a few sports teams they are involved in.

Lynda McCalman

Management Board

About

I am a senior executive leader and trusted business advisor with 35 years Risk and Compliance, and Crisis Management experience.  I have worked globally across many countries, returning to NZ in 2015.

I am the Risk and Assurance Manager at Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Limited, a forest management company responsible for managing some of the finest and largest forestry assets in New Zealand on behalf of a global mix of investors.  My role includes oversight of the enterprise wide risks associated with all plantation forests being managed.  

Prior to joining Hancock, I worked in horticulture for two and a half years with New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated.  As the Performance and Supply Manager, my role was to monitor the marketing organisation Zespri and industry performance to ensure it operated in the best interests of all kiwifruit growers. 

Earlier I rose through the ranks at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), commencing my career in the audit practice, then later working in various countries globally in Risk and Compliance, and Crisis Management roles.  The last eight years of my career with PwC were as the Risk, Compliance and Regulatory Partner, based in Dubai, with responsibility for 12 countries within the Middle East Region.  

I am a pro-active and results oriented individual who enjoys working with management and staff to articulate the vision and direction of an organisation.  To this end, I am passionate about improving the knowledge and practice of risk management in NZ such that we are globally recognised for our understanding and articulation of risk in an evolving world.  In today’s changing landscape of population growth, rapid urbanisation, and climate change (to name a few), creating and communicating risk information faster and at lower cost, improving the quality and transparency of risk information, and enabling more local engagement in the production of authoritative risk information than ever before underpins our success.

I live and work in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty.  In my personal time I greatly enjoy the outdoors and you will often find me hiking our wonderful walkways in NZ.  I am also an avid reader and reviewer of books.

Darroch Todd

Management Board

About

I am the Risk Manager for ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development), an Auckland Council owned company.  I am responsible for risk, audit, policy, security, and business continuity.

I was a Police Officer for 23-years, and prior to leaving the Police led the NZ Police National Security Office.  For 6-years I represented the New Zealand Government on the Australia New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee (ANZCTC).  For 3-years I was seconded to the Department for Prime Minister and Cabinet as a senior Policy Advisor. This role required me to write cabinet papers, as well as briefing papers for the Chief Executive and Prime Minister.  This involved leading a number of multi-agency senior working groups, as well as completing the business continuity plan for parliament.

RiskNZ is a great professional organisation with great people as members and on the board.  We are doing a lot of good things, and as a member it can still be difficult understanding what tools are available.  Even something as simple as what tertiary qualifications are available and what their respective advantage is.  I’m committed to working as part of the board to focus on how we can continue to add value to us all as members and help demystify what is out there.

Chris Kumeroa

Managing Director

About

Chris is the Managing Director of Global Risk Consulting (GRC).

A descendant of the Whanganui Awa (River), Uri of Ngati Tuera, Ngati Hinearo, Ngati Poutama, Ngati Pamoana, Atihaunui-a-Paparangi te Iwi.

GRC is a specialised enterprise security risk management consultancy, Chris has worked globally for the Foreign State groups (British Foreign Office and US State Department), large Multi-nationals within the Oil and Gas sector, Ambassadors, celebrities, global tech-firms and a broad range of other local and international clients. More recently Chris provided risk management support for Covid-19, secondment to Operational Command Centre, under vulnerable community programme.

Chris wrote the National Iwi Chairs Forum (National Iwi collective valued at $40bn), Pandemic Response Plan Framework (including the technology systems design process) and associated documents in line with Covid-19 to help reduce pandemic risk to Maori and other communities.

GRC is committed to risk management technology develop and has launched; Security Threat and Risk Assessment Tool (STRAT), Crisis Management System (CMS), National Security Intelligence Platform and is undertaking other technology developments for market, ie a whole of security systems approach.

Memberships

  • Life Member of Special Air Services (SAS) Association
  • Member of IOD (NZ)
  • Member of ASIS Int (NZ Chapter)
  • Member of New Zealand Security Association (NZSA)
  • Co-Founder of NZ Security Sector Network

Areas of Expertise:
Risk management processes that look to modify likelihood (detect, deter delay) and modify impact (response and recovery).

Service Description:
High level enterprise security risk management, also playing the natural disaster risk management space.

Chris’s Qualifications:
Post Grad in Risk Management

Global Risk Consulting (GRC)

Vaibhav Bhatnagar

Management Board

About

I am currently working as a Risk and Resilience Advisor at Watercare Services and have been in this role for the past two years. I have a Master’s Degree in Business which coupled with my previous experience in Insurance and Risk Management, assists with my current role working on business continuity, risk management and building resilience. I am perusing my professional qualification with the IRM, results awaited. My work experience has helped me view the business from many different perspectives, which will help give me a rounded view of risk management within Watercare.

My career in Risk Management started in Perth in 2009, where I was a Business Analyst for Curtin University where I was one of the first implementors of the ISO 31000-2009 standard. From there I moved to a role in Insurance where I was a founding team member of the claims team for a Health Insurance company called Religare Health Insurance. Working for a startup gave me first hand insight and understanding at the challenges and hurdles faced when starting a company in a highly regulated industry. My role progressed, and I was managing the Investigations team and worked on implementing an early detection framework and investigation of reviewed value claims.

I joined the Watercare in 2014 working in the Customer team and was highly involved in the analysis of customer interactions which was used for training and process improvements. I joined the Risk and Resilience team at Watercare in 2017, and my work included updating Watercare’s incident management plan, business continuity plans, and development of the resilience programme.

I am a strategic thinker and problem solver. I like to work on complex challenging issues, break them down and addressing concerns of the many stakeholders involved. I have been able to use this in developing challenging scenarios for business continuity testing and in turn building robust continuity plans.

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