2011 Winners and Finalists

2011 Winners and Finalists


The 2011 RMAdvancer awards were announced at the exclusive Quay restaurant on Wednesday 19 October. The official judging board noted the high quality of all nominations, but what set the winners apart was the leadership shown through their risk management culture. 


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Congratulations to the 2011 award winners:

Enterprise Wide Risk Management Award Winner

Co-operative Bulk Handling
For their framework, systems and processes adopted across their entire organisation to manage risk.

Co-operative Bulk Handling's winning submission

Comments from the Judges:

“Risk management is embedded from a strategic perspective”

“Performance against strategic goals”

“Balance of opportunities and value protection”

“Holistic approach”


Award finalist: Godfrey Hirst


Liability Award Winner

Baptist Union of Australia – Camp Wilkin

For their systems, process and activities undertaken to minimise their organisation's legal liability and injury to third parties.

Camp Wilkin's winning submission


Comments from the Judges:

“Resonates a risk management culture”

“Understands risk to business and consequences of risk rather than compliance”

“Actively researches best practice”

“Constant communication with staff and camp visitors"


Award finalists: Godfrey Hirst, Ridley AgriProducts


Motor Vehicle Award Winner

Blue Care

For their systems, process and activities undertaken to minimise, loss, injury, damage and/legal liability arising from the use of motor vehicles.

Blue Cares winning submission


Comments from the Judges:

“Shares learnings externally, puts learnings back into the community”

“Planned, structured, integrated approach”

“Fleet strategies have management support and acceptance”

“Innovative, addressed demographics of drivers, diversity of different divisions”


Award finalists: Exego, Singtel Optus



Property Award Winner

Goodman Fielder Ltd

For their systems, process and activities undertaken to minimise loss and/or damage arising from property ownership.

Goodman Fielder Ltd's winning submission


Comments from the Judges:

“Comprehensive and embedded processes”

“Top management and board involvement”

“Demonstrates significant investments”

“Governance structure very strong – risk management database, range of programs”


Award finalists: Godfrey Hirst, Merlin Entertainments


A special CEO Commendation Award from Anthony Day, CEO of Suncorp Group Commerial Insurance was also awarded to the Godfrey Hirst Group of Companies for recognition of the great leadership shown through their risk management culture.

Thank you to our Judges

Colin Knox 
Risk and Assurance Director - Treasury Wine Estates
David Abell 
Senior Manager, Operating Risk and Insurance - ANZ

David Freedman

General Counsel – Legal, Compliance and Public Relations - Simplot Australia

Louise Longley 
Senior Manager - NAB
We would like to acknowledge all other nominees for their efforts in submitting a nomination and for their interest in the RMAdvancer Awards.