2015 Winners and Finalists

2015 Winners and Finalists

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The 2015 RM Advancer Awards were announced at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday 28 October 2015. The evening was a fabulous celebration for the Awards’ 10th Anniversary year.

The theme for the evening was ‘The Art of Risk Management‘ and clients, brokers and Vero staff enjoyed a Gala dinner overlooking the Sydney Opera House and Harbour with a spectacular full moon on display.

A record number of finalists meant that this year’s competition was extremely tight and the judges were particularly impressed with the quality of the nominations.

“Over the past decade, the RM Advancer Awards have been leading the way to promote risk management as a valuable investment in business performance and we hope to continue to lead the way in promoting Risk Management through the RM Awards for many years to come, said Mr Darren O’Connell, Executive General Manager Commercial Portfolio, Suncorp Commercial Insurance. 

 

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Congratulations to the 2015 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

AKD Softwoods 
 

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

AKD Softwoods winning submission


Comments from the Judge's:

The judges awarded AKD Softwoods for a strong nomination that demonstrated a clear alignment of shareholder value and environmental sustainability. They were impressed with the company’s approach to empowering staff at the front line and for the company’s significant investment in health and safety. The nomination demonstrated the importance of culture and diversity for the winning organisation. 

 

Property Award finalists:

Unity Water

Murray Goulburn

Adelaide Brighton

Wesfarmers 

 

 

Liability Risk Management Award Winner

Tabcorp
 

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

Tabcorp's winning submission


 

Comments from the Judge's:

The judges were impressed with Tabcorp’s efforts to improve health and safety for its staff and the public at its offices and retail premises. The company implemented a plan that focused on improving staff health, safety and wellbeing. This included measuring lost-time-injury frequency rates, absenteeism, engagement scores and turnover rates. The company also introduced a scheme to improve staff wellbeing, which included in-house yoga, team social gatherings, and financial intelligence and literacy education. These translated into improved engagement, increased productivity, and lower turnover and absenteeism.

The judges were impressed by TabCorp’s use of technology and the focus on work/life balance programs.


Liability Award finalists:

Interflow

Scouts NSW

AHL

Stadiums Queensland 

 

 

Motor Risk Management Award Winner

OCS
 

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

OCS winning submission


Comments from the Judge's:

The judges awarded OCS Group the Motor Vehicle Award winner and were impressed with the safety management practices and technology it implemented for its commercial fleet.

OCS has implemented a management plan that included fitting every vehicle with full GPS capability, logging start times, speed, acceleration, braking and other key vehicle data. It also employed SGFleet to manage the fleet.

The company is in the process of upgrading its fleet. By the end of 2015, the oldest vehicle will be only 18 months old.

The judges were impressed by the level of engagement with the drivers and the comprehensive overhaul of the fleet technology. 


Motor Risk Management Award finalists:

O’Brien Glass

Sunshine Coast Council

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

 

 

Commendation Award Winner

Scouts NSW
 

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

Scouts NSW winning submission


Comments from the Judge's:

Scouts Australia NSW were Highly Commended by the judges in the Liability Risk Management category for their efforts to reduce and manage liability risks at its upcoming 2016 Jamboree event.

The judges were impressed that Scouts had developed tailored risk-management systems for the many different liability exposures it faces. They noted that Scouts have to manage and engage with a large number of external stakeholders, especially children, and have developed plans that are applicable to the whole organisation from the board down.

The judges also commended the organisation for the genuine passion that was evident throughout the submission.


Thank you to our Judges

Stacey Conlin
National Risk Advisory Manager, Australian Red Cross

Nina Abbey
Head of Risk & Assurance / Joint Company Secretary, Elders

Sharon Newnam
Senior Research Fellow, Monash University

David Howard
Group Risk & Systems Manager, Buller Ski Lifts

Louise Longley
Senior Manager, Group Insurance & Operational Risk Finance, NAB