RiskNZ Awards of Excellence 2019

Tuesday 18 June 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington, New Zealand

Nominations are now closed.

RiskNZ has been celebrating excellence in risk management practices for over seven years. This year, as with previous years, the RiskNZ Awards of Excellence will recognise and reward some outstanding achievements by individuals, teams and organisations within New Zealand. Following on the success of last year’s Awards, RiskNZ is proud to bring to the risk community the addition of some new categories to the awards line-up. Remember – the awards recognise exceptional work in risk management and practices, irrespective of organisational size or risk specialism.

RiskNZ encourages entries for the Awards from,

  • risk practitioners in small or large companies
  • project or programme managers
  • industry specialists
  • any and all working to create or add value in the area of risk for their organisation and the community

The awards will be independently judged by a panel of risk experts, with winners awarded and finalists acknowledged at the RiskNZ Awards of Excellence 2019 event, which will follow the RiskNZ Conference 2019, on Tuesday 18th June 2019.

Nominations are now closed.

 

Awards Categories and Criteria

Risk Professional of the Year

This category is open to any individual who is a current RiskNZ member (an Individual Member or is listed as part of an existing Corporate Membership). Entrants should currently have/or held responsibility for organisational risk management in the last 12 months. The entrant’s work in the last 12 months should have made a significant difference to his or her organisation or the wider risk management community.

The judges are looking for evidence of the individual’s strategic and operational thinking, effective leadership and planning, excellent communication skills and demonstrable results. The contribution and result should preferably be innovative as well as excellent.

In no more than 1,500 words please outline:

  • Your current role within your organisation and any relevant background information.
  • Criteria 1 – Problem statement / issue / opportunity (20% weighting). Your understanding of the key business problems or risk management challenges faced by your organisation (or team, or client).
  • Criteria 2 – Solution (40% weighting). Outline the steps taken by you/your team to solve the problem, embed the solution as part of ongoing cultural practice.
  • Criteria 3 – Benefit and value (30% weighting) Describe how the solution / approach has added measurable benefit or value for you, your team or your organisation and the role that effective risk management plays in supporting good decision making.
  • Criteria 4 – References (10% weighting): Describe why you, or your peers, think you should be considered for the award. Please also add two references to your nomination form in the spaces provided. Referee details should also be provided in support of the references.

Nominations are now closed. 

Emerging Risk Professional of the Year

This category is open to any individual who is a current RiskNZ member (an Individual Member or is listed as part of an existing Corporate Membership).

Entrants in this category should be relatively new to a career in organisational risk management and must have worked in a risk related role for five or less years as on 31 December 2018.

The judges are looking for an entrant that can demonstrate that they have contributed to the measurement, management and/or mitigation of risk at their organisation in the last 12 months.

Organisation and planning skills, negotiating and influencing skills and excellent communication are all important attributes of an aspiring risk manager. Successful entrants will be able to provide evidence of one or more of these.

In no more than 1,500 words please outline:

  • Your current role within your organisation and any relevant background information.
  • Criteria 1 – Problem statement / issue / opportunity (20% weighting). Your understanding of the key business problems or risk management challenges faced by your organisation (or team, or client).
  • Criteria 2 – Solution (40% weighting). Outline the steps taken by you/your team to solve the problem, embed the solution as part of ongoing cultural practice.
  • Criteria 3 – Benefit and value (30% weighting) Describe how the solution / approach has added measurable benefit or value for you, your team or your organisation and the role that effective risk management plays in supporting good decision making.
  • Criteria 4 – References (10% weighting): Describe why you, or your peers, think you should be considered for the award. Please also add two references to your nomination form in the spaces provided. Referee details should also be provided in support of the references.

Nominations are now closed. 

Governance and Leadership in Risk Management and Practices

This category is open to RiskNZ members and non-members.

Entrants in this category can be an individual, team or organisation. The award recognises the value that proactive executive and governance engagement can bring to the achievement of strategic goals.

The judges are looking for nominations that demonstrate a commitment to ongoing contextual awareness, enhancing organisational risk practice and embedding good decision making.

In no more than 1,500 words please outline:

  • Your current role within your organisation and any relevant background information.
  • Criteria 1 – Problem statement / issue / opportunity (20% weighting). Your understanding of the key business problems or risk management challenges faced by your organisation (or team, or client).
  • Criteria 2 – Solution (40% weighting). Outline the steps taken by you/your team to solve the problem, embed the solution as part of ongoing cultural practice.
  • Criteria 3 – Benefit and value (30% weighting) Describe how the solution / approach has added measurable benefit or value for you, your team or your organisation and the role that effective risk management plays in supporting good decision making.
  • Criteria 4 – References (10% weighting): Describe why you, or your peers, think you should be considered for the award. Please also add two references to your nomination form in the spaces provided. Referee details should also be provided in support of the references.

Nominations are now closed.

Collaboration in Risk Management and Practices

This category is open to RiskNZ members and non-members.

Entrants in this category can be an individual, team or organisation.

The judges are looking for entrants that can show effective management of risk that is shared across more than one area, department, organisation or multiple organisations.
In no more than 1,500 words please outline:

  • Your current role within your organisation and any relevant background information.
  • Criteria 1 – Problem statement / issue / opportunity (20% weighting). Your understanding of the key business problems or risk management challenges faced by your organisation (or team, or client).
  • Criteria 2 – Solution (40% weighting). Outline the steps taken by you/your team to solve the problem, embed the solution as part of ongoing cultural practice.
  • Criteria 3 – Benefit and value (30% weighting) Describe how the solution / approach has added measurable benefit or value for you, your team or your organisation and the role that effective risk management plays in supporting good decision making.
  • Criteria 4 – References (10% weighting): Describe why you, or your peers, think you should be considered for the award. Please also add two references to your nomination form in the spaces provided. Referee details should also be provided in support of the references.

Nominations are now closed.

Communication in Risk Management and Practices

This category is open to RiskNZ members and non-members.

Entrants in this category can be an individual, team or organisation.

The judges are looking for entrants that can show effective communication of risk to non-risk audiences in a way that changes behaviour and reduces the possible impact of risk.
In no more than 1,500 words please outline:

  • Your current role within your organisation and any relevant background information.
  • Criteria 1 – Problem statement / issue / opportunity (20% weighting). Your understanding of the key business problems or risk management challenges faced by your organisation (or team, or client).
  • Criteria 2 – Solution (40% weighting). Outline the steps taken by you/your team to solve the problem, embed the solution as part of ongoing cultural practice.
  • Criteria 3 – Benefit and value (30% weighting) Describe how the solution / approach has added measurable benefit or value for you, your team or your organisation and the role that effective risk management plays in supporting good decision making.
  • Criteria 4 – References (10% weighting): Describe why you, or your peers, think you should be considered for the award. Please also add two references to your nomination form in the spaces provided. Referee details should also be provided in support of the references.

Nominations are now closed. 

Innovation in Risk Management and Practices

This award is open to all risk practitioners and can be from individuals, teams or organisations.

It recognises and celebrates innovation (this could be a new practice, technology or approach), that generates a step change or measurable improvement in the management of risk for your organisation or your client.

Judges will look for evidence of ‘new’ and the benefits that this could bring. It may not be in its full finished state, but the promise is there, and you’re excited to share what this could become.

In no more than 1,500 words please outline:

  • Your current role within your organisation and any relevant background information.
  • Criteria 1 – Problem statement / issue / opportunity (20% weighting). Your understanding of the key business problems or risk management challenges faced by your organisation (or team, or client).
  • Criteria 2 – Solution (40% weighting). Outline the steps taken by you/your team to solve the problem, embed the solution as part of ongoing cultural practice.
  • Criteria 3 – Benefit and value (30% weighting) Describe how the solution / approach has added measurable benefit or value for you, your team or your organisation and the role that effective risk management plays in supporting good decision making.
  • Criteria 4 – References (10% weighting): Describe why you, or your peers, think you should be considered for the award. Please also add two references to your nomination form in the spaces provided. Referee details should also be provided in support of the references.

Nominations are now closed. 

Guide to Entering the Awards of Excellence 2019

  • Nominations are now closed.
  • RiskNZ awards are free to enter, although some categories are restricted to RiskNZ members only.
  • Each submission should be 1,500 words or less and should meet the award criteria outlined. You can submit using the online form, or by downloading the nomination form from our website.
  • We’ve weighted the criteria so you can see what we’re looking for. Use examples from your recent work (i.e. within the last 12 months).
  • Please submit a separate entry for each category if you decide to enter into more than one award category.
  • We’ll be looking for evidence that your achievements are sustainable over time and have added real value to your organisation (that includes providing references and testimonials).
  • You’re welcome to include supporting materials. You can include a four page PDF to your entry which can include photos, diagrams and charts to support your entry.
  • Please ensure you’ve submitted your entry by Monday 29th April 2019. Judging will take place in May 2019.
  • We will be announcing the winners at the RiskNZ Conference 2019 on Tuesday 18th June in Wellington.

Terms and Conditions - RiskNZ Awards of Excellence 2019

  1. Entrants should make sure they have the necessary authority from their organisation to enter the awards
  2. RiskNZ will ensure information contained within entries remains confidential to RiskNZ and the judging panel. However, entrants should ensure that they do not include information that might be considered confidential or sensitive by their company. We recommend that entrants protect any intangible assets (IP etc.) or aspects of their business that may be patentable.
  3. Entries are limited to 1,500 words. A single PDF or Word document (maximum four pages) of supporting material such as diagrams and illustrations may accompany the entry. Entries must be submitted online or using the nomination form downloaded from our website.
  4. The judges may move entrants from one category to another if they believe that it is appropriate. We’ll contact you if this is likely to happen.
  5. RiskNZ may withdraw an award application should it be discovered that it includes false information. RiskNZ may audit information supplied in your entry.
  6. The judges may highly commend awards in any category.
  7. The judges may also chose not to issue a shortlist, or make an award if in their view, none of the entries submitted meet the required standard. Our judges decisions are final.
  8. RiskNZ would like award winners to participate in post-awards publicity, including photographs. RiskNZ will publicise the results of our awards via mechanisms such as press releases, social media and case study coverage in RiskNZ’s publication RiskPost.
  9. We’d love to celebrate with you, and encourage award winners or those shortlisted, to promote their achievements through their own press releases and social media.
  10. By entering the RiskNZ Awards of Excellence, you agree to the above.

Nominations are now closed.

Need more Information?

For more information on the Awards of Excellence 2019, email [email protected] or call on 021 041 0106