2013 Winners and Finalists

2013 Winners and Finalists


The 2013 RM Advancer Awards were announced at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Sydney on Thursday 24 October. The night celebrated an exceptional group of Australia’s large organisations who have demonstrated excellence in risk management. The judging panel were extremely impressed with the quality of the nominations this year. This reflects not only the high standard of risk management that is being undertaken, but also the effort brokers and clients have put into having their achievements recognised through the RM Advancer Awards. Winners will receive consulting hours from Vero’s expert team of risk engineers.


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Congratulations to the 2013 award winners:

We would also like to acknowledge all other finalists for their submission and for their interest in the RM Advancer Awards.


Property Risk Management Award Winner

Stadiums Queensland

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

Stadium Queensland’s winning submission


Comments from the Judges:

The Judges' awarded Stadiums Queensland for their holistic approach to Property Risk Management, highlighting their exceptional staff training and awareness program and expert contractor management. They constantly engaged their stakeholders who help shape and protect the organisation. They demonstrated focus on continuous improvement through using quality and constantly updated risk information, using this to incorporate safety into process.


Property Award finalists:


Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group

Village Roadshow Theme Parks


Liability Risk Management Award Winner

Echo Entertainment Group

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

Echo Entertainment's winning submission

Comments from the Judges:

The Judges' commented on Liability risk management being part of the Group strategy and embedded into the culture of Echo Entertainment with all staff involved. Liability Risk management is built into all roles and responsibilities including suppliers. They demonstrated a very good understanding of risk and what it means to the organisation. The examples used in the nomination showed a practical risk approach.


Liability Award finalist:

Amalgamated Holdings Limited

Bakers Delight

Sydney Fish Market


Motor Vehicle Risk Management Award Winner


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

Elder's winning submission


Comments from the Judges:

Elders demonstrated a strong understanding of the ISO31000 risk management principles, applying these to motor risk well. There was accountability of motor vehicle risk management at all levels of the organisation from the CEO to all of their branches demonstrating a unified culture. A strong submission that showed intelligent motor vehicle risk management ideas and clear risk management plans for future.


Motor Vehicle Award finalists:


PFD Foodservices



A special Judges' Commendation was also awarded to Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group in recognition of their framework, systems and processes adopted across the organisation to manage risk.


We would like to acknowledge all other nominees for their efforts in submitting a nomination and for their interest in the RMAdvancer Awards.


Thank you to our Judges

Kym Bennetts

National Insurance Manager, Baptist Union of Australia


Stacey Conlin

National Risk Advisory Manager - Australian Red Cross.


Raôul Corry

Group Insurance Manager- lnghams Enterprises.


Simon Guthrie

Group Financial Controller - Motorama Group.


David MacDonald

Manager Insurance and Property- Arrium


Felix Riedl

Manager Risk and Insurance- Coca-Cola Amatil