Risk Leading From The Front – Webinar

4:00 PM 5:00 PM
RMA Australia
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Risk Leading From The Front – Webinar

4:00 PM 5:00 PM
RMA Australia

The RMA is pleased to bring you our second May Webinar – Risk leading from the front.

The current environment is unique to say the least.  An unprecedented economic shutdown has shattered the status quo and has seen the risk function put at the front and centre of finding the way forward through uncertainty, with the challenge of minimising downside and the potential opportunity to find the opportunity for upside.  This presents an opportunity to take stock on: what we have learned so far; what are the most powerful actions that we can take into the much-anticipated re-opening of the broader economy; and what elements of what we do will now change permanently, rather than go back to how things were.

This event will be hosted by KPMG’s Stephen Allen (Ex Group Macquarie CRO) and three thought leaders in risk from the financial services and other sectors at RMA’s inaugural virtual CRO panel for 2020.  Join us to discuss the emerging role of the risk function, and its opportunity to add value at this critical time

Panel Host: Stephen Allen, Senior Advisor, KPMG


Samantha Kim, General Manager, Risk and Assurance, Woolworths Group

Karl Davey, General Manager Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and Risk, Transurban

Donovan Hutchinson, CRO, Westpac Consumer Insurance

Further Information

About The Panel Host:

Stephen Allen, Senior Advisor, KPMG

Through his career Stephen has gained broad experience in investment and commercial banking, risk management, private equity and infrastructure with a background in technology.  Stephen’s roles have included CEO of the Macquarie Infrastructure Group which was a top 30 ASX listed business, and 8 years as Chief Risk Officer of the Macquarie Group.  He has global commercial experience having been involved in business dealings in most of the world’s major economies.  Stephen has a Bachelor of Mathematics in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

Today Stephen serves in a part-time role as a Senior Advisor with KPMG where he provides consulting services to KPMG clients, with a particular focus on risk management and more effective uses of technology and data analytics.  In addition he is an active investor and advisor in early stage businesses, particularly in the FinTech sector.


About the Panellists:

Samantha Kim, General Manager, Risk and Assurance, Woolworths Group

Samantha Kim is General Manager – Group Risk & Assurance at Woolworths.  She is responsible for leading a strong practice across Group Risk, Internal Audit, Group Security & Resilience and Group Risk & Assurance Data Analytics.  She is an experienced risk and transformation program leader including having been a KPMG Partner with a demonstrated 25 years history of helping organisations achieve results, trusted by boards, getting cut through and implementing large scale transformation.



Karl Davey, General Manager Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) and Risk, Transurban

Karl is General Manager HSE and Risk at Transurban leading the HSE (Health Safety & Environment), Enterprise Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, Emergency Management and Compliance Teams.

As part of this remit Karl is accountable for embedding proactive ‘fit for purpose’ HSE framework, enterprise wide risk and resilience practices across the entire business, spanning Transurban’s assets, acquisitions, tenders, operations and projects in Australia, North America and Canada.  Most recently Karl has been leading Transurban’s COVID-19 response working group responsible for helping manage the risks associated with the current COVID19 pandemic and potential disruption scenarios.


Donovan Hutchinson, CRO, Westpac Consumer Insurance

Donovan  leads the Risk and Compliance team for Westpac’s insurance entities, including Life Insurance, General Insurance, and Lenders Mortgage Insurance.  He is responsible for overseeing all risks faced by these entities, both financial and non-financial.  A big part of Donovan’s role is working with key stakeholders, including the Board and regulators, in making sense of the risks faced by these entities in increasingly “VUCA” (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) times.  Donovan previously led risk and compliance teams at the Commonwealth Bank, and his career spans a variety of roles in superannuation, banking, and regulation.

Agenda and Schedule

Presentation 4pm


Event Category:
Location: RMA Australia
Duration: 1 hour


Registration for this event has now closed, as the venue is at full capacity. Should you wish to be added to the waitlist, please contact the RMA events team on events@rmaaustralia.org