The New Global Reality for Business - MELBOURNE

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Australia Post, Level 10, 111 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Wed 27 February 2019 | 7.30am registration and breakfast with briefing from 8.00am until 9.00am

2018 presented new challenges for organisations and conducting business overseas became increasingly challenging.

The Risk Management Association Australia in conjunction with Australia Post, invites you to join us for the RiskMap 2019 breakfast briefing.

We are currently witnessing a new world order emerging as the US-China trade posture hardens. Global data management and privacy compliance regulations are changing, and enforcement is inconsistent. For the first time in RiskMap analysis, extreme weather is expected to be a major cause of disruption and pose higher levels of risk to business.

Senior Partners from Control Risks, Dane Chamorro and John Macpherson, will share their assessment of the key global business risks in 2019, and explain how business can seize opportunities in this environment.

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Speakers: Dane Chamorro, Senior Partner, Control Risks’ Asia Pacific & John Macpherson, Senior Partner, Control Risks’ Asia Pacific

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About The Speakers:-

Dane ChamorroDane Chamorro

Senior Partner

Dane Chamorro is a Senior Partner in Control Risks Asia Pacific business and has more than 25 years’ experience in the region. A former US diplomat, Dane was previously Director of Global Risk Analysis for the Asia Pacific region and Managing Director of the company’s North Asia business, encompassing Greater China, Korea and Mongolia.

Specialising in business intelligence, Dane regularly advises strategic investors and private equity firms on political and partner risks, corporate governance and high-profile business disputes.

Dane’s recent experience includes:

  • Provided regulatory and political/policy assessments for sensitive sectors in China and Indonesia. 
  • Assessed MNC compliance and FCPA programmes for emerging markets, and delivered executive training programmes. 
  • Conducted numerous fraud and corruption investigations in the Asia Pacific region, including in Mongolia for an international development institution. 
  • Produced market entry assessments in Indochina including Myanmar.

Dane is a former US diplomatic officer and a frequent speaker at international conferences on governance and political issues focused on Asia. Before joining Control Risks, Dane worked as a government programs manager for Swiss group SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) developing fiscal governance programmes for sovereign clients in South and South-East Asia. Dane also worked as a consultant for the Hong Kong office of Chicago’s Technomic Consultants, Thailand’s Manager Media Group and advised on government relations for the world’s largest nuclear fuel trading firm.

Dane has a degree in international finance from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and completed graduate research on comparative Asian political-economy and security issues at the University of California. He is an honours graduate of the US Army Intelligence School, speaks Mandarin Chinese and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and licensed investigator in Singapore. Dane is also a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.


John MacphersonJohn Macpherson

Senior Partner

John is the Senior Partner leading Control Risks' Asia Pacific practices for crisis response and recovery, cyber security, business protection and resilience solutions. John leads a team which specialises in crisis management and critical incident response, business continuity, strategic security and operational risk consulting, cyber and information security, security staffing support and protective services.

John has particular experience in advising companies how to successfully manage challenging political and regulatory environments, compliance and security issues. He is retained by clients to develop and execute strategic responses to crises and disputes, complex governance, operational risk and compliance reviews. John is one of the region’s leading experts in responding to regulatory investigations and in commercial and labour disputes.

Recent projects include:

  • The critical incident response and recovery for a number of high-profile corruption and regulatory cases in the healthcare and automotive sectors in China.
  • Strategic support to negotiate and resolve a number of large commercial and third party disputes for multinational companies in China.
  • Cyber threat analysis and operational risk assessments in the financial services sector.
  • Assisted a private equity client in responding to a targeted issue-motivated group campaign undermining domestic investment interests.

John was previously Head of Control Risks’ Greater China and North Asia business, based in Shanghai; Director of Crisis and Security Consulting for our China operations; General Manager in Hong Kong; and the Manager for Global Client Services for Australia Pacific. He has extensive experience developing and implementing crisis management plans, conducting enterprise vulnerability assessments, in stakeholder management and communication, and delivering training programmes. He has worked with senior executive management teams in the technologies, food and fast-moving consumer goods, finance, heavy manufacturing, healthcare and resource sectors.

John has a degree in social science (international relations) from the University of NSW and various qualifications in risk assessment.

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