RM Advancer ®

Rewarding remarkable risk management

RM Advancer Awards are back!

RM Advancer is Australia's premier risk management awards program, recognising outstanding performance and exceptional risk management achievements of Vero and GIO Workers Compensation clients and their brokers in categories for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and large organisations.

Last year, we were excited to continue the tradition of showcasing and rewarding the pivotal role risk managers play in helping to safeguard organisations. The program garnered a very enthusiastic response from our broker partners and their clients, resulting in a number of quality nominations and three very deserving winners in 2023.

This sixteenth edition of the awards continues to celebrate the commitment to implementing best practices in risk management as organisations adapt to new challenges in their respective industries. Whether it was a team effort leading to improved risk culture, disaster-prevention initiatives or an investment in safety that’s already paying dividends – we want to hear about it.

We’re delighted to be running the 16th RM Advancer awards program this year to showcase and reward the role risk managers play in protecting their organisations.

2023 RM Advancer Award winners announced at a gala night in Melbourne

The 15th edition of the awards were proudly presented to:

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, for implementing a robust fleet risk management strategy in a consistent manner across the entire organisation delivering significant drops in frequency and severity of incidents.

Melbourne Royal, for designing a formalised risk management framework that successfully addressed the many unique challenges associated with operating multiple events across an extensive site.

Oak Possability, for successfully implementing an injury prevention program for their workforce supporting customers with a wide range of physical, emotional and medical needs.

A big congratulations to our winners who demonstrated excellence in conceptualizing and implementing innovative solutions in the field of risk management.

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RM Advancer Key Dates

Nominations opened

15 April 2024

Nominations close

31 August 2024

Finalists to be announced

8 October 2024

Awards night

14 November 2024
The Tea Room
Queen Victoria Building
Sydney NSW

Award categories

The finalists for the 16th RM Advancer Awards will be announced ahead of the exclusive awards night in Sydney on 14 November 2024.

Australia’s top risk managed companies and their brokers are vying for these prestigious awards in three categories:

Small and Medium Enterprise

This award is open to small and medium businesses with annual turnover of less than A$100 million or less than 100 employees for all Vero product classes and GIO Workers Compensation.


This award is open to large businesses with annual turnover of more than A$100 million or more than 100 employees for Vero Property, Equipment breakdown, Products Liability and Motor product classes.

Workers Compensation and Public Liability

This award is open to large businesses with annual turnover of more than A$100 million or more than 100 employees for GIO Workers Compensation and Vero Public Liability product classes.

Note: Not-for-profit, private companies, or government entities, please select equivalent category according to the size of the organisation.


Award winners and their brokers will be recognised at the Awards night in Melbourne. The benefits include:

  • Up to $2,000* awarded to each Category winner to contribute towards risk management related training or development.
  • The opportunity to showcase their approach to risk management.
  • Recognition of their commitment to risk management by industry peers.

*Terms and conditions apply

Nomination process

Nominations for the 2024 RM Advancer Awards are now open. To nominate your client, follow the process in the nomination form. Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize and celebrate outstanding risk management achievements of your clients.

The best nominations will be confirmed as finalists, de-identified and presented to our expert panel of judges, who will select the winners. Winners will to be announced at the RM Advancer Awards night. 2024 RM Advancer nominations close on 31 August 2024. Successful finalists will be notified by 8 October 2024.

Key contacts

Project Manager: Dale Garbett: dale_garbett@vero.com.au; Mobile: 0419 801 054

Forms and documents

 Nomination form

 Terms and conditions

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