Plenary Day Two: Friday, 30 June 2017


9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks by IQPC and the Chairperson

Rhys Benny, Director of Corporate Operations Governance & Support, ACCC

Rhys Benny

Director of Corporate Operations Governance & Support

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Reformulating Governance to be Risk-Focused

Kerrie Webb, Director, Governance and Information Management - Finance, Reporting & Governance, Fair Work Ombudsman
The Fair Work Ombudsman have been developing their governance principles for the past 6 months. It now focuses on identifying and directing their efforts to high-risk areas while adapting governance approaches to variant levels of risk.
  • Risk-based Governance framework - they journey and main learnings in reformulating their framework
  • How the Fair Work Ombudsman uses matrixes to help identify high-risk areas and the levels of risk attached
  • Benefits of this reformed method for risk assessment and governance, including greater efficiencies, prioritisation of resources and greater communication with stakeholders to help them understand the governance team’s initiatives

Kerrie Webb

Director, Governance and Information Management - Finance, Reporting & Governance
Fair Work Ombudsman

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Leadership’s Role in Establishing an Agile Workforce and Governance Culture in a Disruptive Landscape

Lee Hutchinson, Chief Risk Officer, Department of Heath QLD
  • What new challenges does governance face and “how” do you optimise your governance structures to deal with new challenges?
  • How to establish structures and processes and lead aworkforce adaptable to change and disruption
  • Ongoing journey to mature your governance approachthat must be in sync with business needs and priorities
  • There needs to be the right balance between risk performance and compliance
  • Case studies demonstrating how culture and leadership transform and support corporate governance

Lee Hutchinson

Chief Risk Officer
Department of Heath QLD


11:00 AM - 11:40 AM CASE STUDY: Data Governance from a Workforce Management Pespective

Gavin Wright, A/g Director Workforce Management, Australian Tax Office
  • Governing principles around how they manage workforce data (individual and position itself)
  • Workforce management - How they validate the workforce and how to manage budget
  • HR information systems – the way they collect and validate the data

Gavin Wright

A/g Director Workforce Management
Australian Tax Office

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM CASE STUDY: The ERM Maturity Journey

Lindsay Cornish, Director Corporate Governance, Department of Education NSW
In 2016, the Department of Education committed to reinvigorating its enterprise risk management framework and, as part of a structural realignment, created new roles including a Director, Corporate Governance and a Chief Risk Officer. To determine priorities, the team reviewed a number of previous audits, reviews and assessments of the department’s ERM approach conducted since 2012, collating the various recommendations and observations and also held workshops with key internal stakeholders to identify a number of actions in four key focus areas:
  • Integrating risk management
  • Efficient processes and tools for managing risk
  • Training (including a focus on better communication and culture)
  • Improved risk monitoring and reporting processes

Lindsay will discuss a number of the actions, how they are being developed and implemented and how they are expected to contribute to improving maturity.

Lindsay Cornish

Director Corporate Governance
Department of Education NSW


1:20 PM - 2:00 PM CASE STUDY: Redesigning Governance and its Impact on Operational Efficiency

Pierre Skorich, Acting National Manager, Legal, Governance and Risk, Australian Transaction Reports & Analysis Centre
Over the last 18 months, AUSTRAC embarked on a major transformational journey to integrate governance and risk management and create a culture for good governance.
  • How AUSTRAC redesigned the organisation, governance regime, and information flows
  • Integrating and embedding governance and risk management into culture to support good governance
  • The impact of redesign, including an increase in maturity and improved resources efficiency and prioritisation
  • Empowering the governance team to have more executive control of design of the organisation

Pierre Skorich

Acting National Manager, Legal, Governance and Risk
Australian Transaction Reports & Analysis Centre
In a modern society highly dependent on technology and social media, many if not all organisations are at risk of reputational damage and cyber security and must learn to dedicate resources prudently.
  • What risks and opportunities does technology create from a governance perspective?
  • With greater access to data, how do you perform data governance to ensure data protection and mitigate cyber risks?
  • How to monitor and respond to claims on social media that are damaging?
  • Prioritising resources and selecting technology suited to business needs
  • Governance of major technology projects (such as the Centrelink survey) and what we have learnt from these project failures, with reference to consumer issues of data protection


Gavin Pearce

Chief Risk Officer
iCare NSW

Gavin Wright

A/g Director Workforce Management
Australian Tax Office

Rolf Green

Director Information, Policy and Innovation - ICT and Digital Government
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation