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7:45am - 8:30am

Registration Opens

8:30am - 8:40am


Te Aroha Grace

8:40am - 8:45am


Kerry Bakkerus 

President of RIMS NZ Chapter

8:45am - 8:50am

Plan for the day - setting the scene

Madison Reidy

Master of Ceremonies

9:00am - 10:00am 

Preparing now for whats next - How to thrive in an age of uncertainty

Michael McQueen


Disruption is something that every organisation and leader has experienced at scale in recent years. In the aftermath of one of the most tumultuous chapters in human history, now is the time for audacity, adaptability, and agility. Enormous opportunities lie ahead for those that can identify the trends of tomorrow and gear up for them today. In this fast-paced and compelling presentation, you will discover: The key trends that will shape the coming decade with a specific focus on the impacts of AI, HYBRID WORK and the METAVERSE The role GEN Z will play in redefining industry norms and consumer expectations The common CULTURE and MINDSET TRAPS that will set any organisation on a collision course with obsolescence and how to avoid them PROVEN and PRACTICAL STRATEGIES for staying one step ahead of change and REMAINING RELEVANT. Audience members will leave this presentation with a clear action plan for navigating disruption and emerging stronger than ever.

8:50am - 9:00am


Gary LaBranche


10:00am - 10:30am 

Top Global Risks for 2024

Cory Davie

Control Risks

Cory Davie will brief you on Control Risks’ top global risks for 2024, and what New Zealand businesses should focus on to manage these risks and seize opportunity where they can.

10:30am - 10:45am 


10:45am - 11:15am 

Rise Above the Chaos: Building Resilience in Business & Government

Nicholas Martin

Head of Strategic Risk Consulting, Pacific at Marsh

Join us for an engaging discussion on Resilience in Business and Government. In this session, we will delve into the critical importance of an organisation's ability to withstand and recover from various perils, including cyber threats, climate events, and supply chain disruptions. We will explore how resilience is not only an individual responsibility of organisations but also a shared responsibility with the government, emphasising the need for both parties to work together. Marsh McLennan's unique perspective on this topic, given our role with the UK National Preparedness Commission, will provide valuable insights. Nicholas, an expert in resilience activities for organisations, will share case studies of businesses that have excelled in building resilience and those that have not. We will also discuss different mechanisms to treat resilience risks.

11:15am - 11:45am 

Delivering value: how do risk professionals provide their customers with value?

Expectations from different perspectives

Nicholas Martin

Head of Strategic Risk Consulting, Pacific at Marsh

Julie Amey

Chief Financial Officer - SkyCity

Grant Gillingham

General Manager - Group Risk Advisory & Health, Safety & Wellbeing - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Amy Cavanaugh

Institute of Directors: Young Directors Steering Group

In this panel discussion, we will explore the complex world of risk management. The discussion aims to dissect the multifaceted role of risk professionals and their strategies in delivering tangible value to their stakeholders. The discussion promises to shed light on the nuanced expectations from various viewpoints, how we improve risk maturity across New Zealand, drive resilience and add value to our stakeholders.

11:45am - 12:30pm 

Risks in the Digital Age

David Sutton


AI is transforming our world and creating new opportunities for innovation. The opportunities are vast and exciting, but they are also accompanied by significant risks and challenges. One of the most pressing concerns is the potential for AI to perpetuate and exacerbate existing biases and inequalities. We'll also discuss how AI can be harnessed to solve some of the key problems and challenges that organisations face today.

12:30pm - 1:10pm 


1:10pm - 1:25pm 

Online Video

1:25pm - 1:55pm 

Panel discussion

Conduct Counts: tackling fraud, corruption and ethics in an increasingly digital world

Madison Reidy

Panel Facilitator

Darren Murphy

Core Integrity

Adam Hunt

Transparency International

With the changing landscape globally, the cost of living crisis in New Zealand, rising levels of anger, changing demographic of the population and the potential loss of trust in government and institutions there is a potential for fraud and corruption to be more prevalent. The panel will explore the current state of fraud and corruption in New Zealand, and what organisations can do to minimise the risk for them.

1:55pm - 2:40pm

Leading from the inside out

Sacha Coburn

CEO Coffee Culture

In this energising session you’ll learn about how to lead a high performing team and motivate those around you to pull together towards a common goal. Starting with a sample size of 1 you’ll discover how to run experiments on what works, and how you can combine brains and heart to be a leader people actually want to follow. Live your best life, unleash the power of risk and get more out of every day by learning the three ‘c’s of contemporary leadership. Extraordinary challenges need extraordinary measures – let’s set up for success in 2024.

2:40pm - 3:25pm 

Top Floor Turbulence: A Practical Crisis Management Exercise

Joe Saunders


Dive into a crisis management simulation where participants grapple with a high-profile reputational crisis. This exercise challenges attendees to strategise responses, manage reputational risks, and restore organisational trust. Prepare to navigate the complexities of ethics, stakeholder communication, and long-term recovery.

3:25pm - 3:40pm 


3:40pm - 4:10pm

The risk holy grail! Creating a dynamic integrated risk profile

David Tattam


Risk is a difficult beast to understand and measure. There is no single measure that is the magic pill! Instead we need to understand and “measure” many different aspects of risk to create a comprehensive risk profile that can then be used for management and decision making. In addition, risk is dynamic, it is always changing. This means our understanding and measures must be as current and real time as possible. We are seeking the dynamic integrated risk profile. This session takes a look at what makes up a comprehensive risk profile, how it can be assembled and used, as well as what the processes and systems need to be to be able to provide that profile when and where it is needed. We will be covering: 1.Intimately understanding the nature and behaviour of any risk. 2.The ways risk can be “measured” and the information required 3.The processes that need to be in place to gather that information 4.Bringing it together into a dynamic integrated risk profile 5.Using the profile

4:10pm - 4:50pm 

Wrangling Wicked Problems – the ultimate risk management challenge!

Dr. Gav Schneider

The ISRM ANZ CSWP (Centre for the study of Wicked Problems) and RMIA’s Risk Leader of the year

The term Wicked Problems was originally coined in an academic paper authored by design theorists Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber over 50 years ago. While there are many attributes that define a Wicked problem, generally they are based on problems that are fast evolving with no clear solution or where the solution generates further problems and a level of residual risk that is potentially worse than they initial issue itself. Fast forward to today, Risk Managers and Leaders try and grapple with the reality of a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous and Digital (VUCAD) world which challenges us with more and more Wicked Problems. In this session we will explore how Risk Managers and Leaders can better cope with and wrangle wicked problems to create successful outcomes.

4:50pm - 5:00pm

Reflections of the day

Gary LaBranche




RIMS Members

NZ $855.00 + GST

RIMS Non-Members

NZ $995.00 + GST

Registration Now Closed


  • Arrival tea & coffee

  • Morning tea

  • Working lunch

  • Afternoon tea

  • Networking with Sponsors at their trade booths

  • Guest speaker sessions

  • Wi-Fi


The following are not included in your package cost:


  • Accommodation

  • Domestic airfares

  • Travel insurance

  • Airport transfers (if applicable)

  • Carparking

  • Changes in Government taxes

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