NEW YORK (July 2, 2013) – RIMS Australasia Chapter has officially announced its first Board of Directors, appointed from representatives of the Founding Members of RIMS Australasia Limited. The RIMS Australasia Chapter was recently established as part of RIMS strategic goal to increase the Society’s influence, advocacy and global profile across South East Asia and the Oceanic Region.
With most of the Founding Member organizations comprising the largest publicly listed and private corporations in Australia and New Zealand, the representatives appointed to the new RIMS Australasia Chapter Board are among the region’s most respected executive risk managers and thought leaders, many with international responsibilities.
In accordance with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requirements and RIMS bylaws, the following six member representatives have been appointed as the chapter’s first directors:
Risk & Assurance Director and Vintrepreneur, Treasury Wine Estates
Chapter Vice President
Chief Risk Officer, Vector Limited
Group Insurance Manager, Wesfarmers Limited
Group Manager Risk Financing, Orica Limited
Chapter Delegate RIMS House of Representatives
Chief Risk Officer, Westfield Limited
Group Risk Manager, Fletcher Building Limited
“The value of risk management has become increasingly evident in Australia and the surrounding region,” said newly appointed RIMS Australasia Chapter President Colin Knox. “Here, practitioners are relentless in their quest for more knowledge and resources when developing or advancing their risk management programs. We look forward to being that resource, enabling them to exceed expectations, manage risks more effectively and leverage new and exciting opportunities for their organizations.”
The chapter has scheduled its first educational event for December 5, 2013 in Melbourne, coinciding with the official launch of the chapter with RIMS Board and executive managers in attendance. Additional details about the chapter and the event will be available on www.RIMS.org soon.
RIMS now has more than 11,000 members, located in over 60 countries. The Society’s 82 Chapters are located in the United States (68), Canada (10), Japan, Mexico, Australia and Peru. In addition to having chapters in these countries, in the past year, RIMS has actively participated in conferences and hosted professional development workshops in Dubai, Panama, Tokyo, Mexico City, Venezuela, Bermuda, as well as several cities in Europe.
To learn more about RIMS’ chapters, visit www.RIMS.org/Chapters. For more information on how to become a member, visit www.RIMS.org/JoinToday.