• Home
  • WA Half-Day Forum - Risk
Grow professionally
with the CA advantage

WA Half-Day Forum - Risk

Thursday, 19 September 2019

When was the last time you considered the areas of exposure your company must factor into their business practices?
When was the last time you considered the areas of exposure your company must factor into their business practices? 

Risks can be internal and external to your business. They can also directly or indirectly affect your business's ability to operate. 

In this special half-day forum, we highlight and examine the following traditional, hidden,  and emerging areas of risk for you, your business, your clients and your staff:

• Cybersecurity Threats and Trends and How to Protect Your Business.
• Liability Risks and Protection for Managers and Directors.
• The Risk of an Unproductive Workforce - Driving Business Culture for Competitive Edge.
• Protecting your Brand – Practical Advice for Potential IP Risks and Risk Management Strategies.

We seek to open your mind to potentially unexamined risks that you may not be aware of. 
Thursday, 19 September 2019

 9:15am - Registration
 9:30am - Welcome 
 9:35am - Session One: Cybersercurity Threats and Trends and How to Protect your Business 
10:25am - Session Two:Liability Risks and Protection for Managers and Directors
11:15am - Session Three: The Risk of an Unproductive Workforce - Driving Business Culture for Competitive Edge 
12:00pm - Session Four: Protecting Your Brand 
Stand-up Lunch - 12:45pm
Event concludes - 1:15am

CPD Hours
3 Formal Hours

Registration Deadline
Thursday, 12 September 2019

Adam Bennett
CEO | Red Piranha Unified Threat Management

With over 20 years of experience in professional management – a decade of those spent in the security and risk management industry – Adam has previously held positions on the board of Australian listed public companies and is the chair of the business development committee of Electronic Frontiers Australia. He is also a member of the Linux Foundation, ISACA. 
In 2015, Adam Bennett developed Crystal Eye, a unified threat management appliance that provides a one-stop shop for organisations. He is determined to expand Red Piranha, a Western Australian company, into global markets; and works towards increasing Australia’s national threat intelligence ecosystem.

Paul Smyth
Placement Director | Aon

With 30 years of experience Paul holds the positions of Placement Director for Aon. 
Directors’ & Officers’ Liability Insurance is a unique and complex area. As part of Aon's financial and managerial risk insurance team Paul is instrumental in driving the national strategy for this key class of insurance. 
Paul has designed and placed tailored Directors’ & Officers’ Liability Insurance solutions for many of Australia's largest organisations and their Boards. His intimate knowledge of the insurance market, his understanding of prevailing claims and legal environment and his ability to analyse risk ensures that optimum solutions are delivered to his clients.
As one of the leading advisors in his field Paul is often called upon to talk at various forums.

Amanda Fox
Director | HR Dept

Amanda’s global experience spans across various industries and organisations and she is known for fostering talent within organisations and creating a high-performance culture through open employee engagement. 
Through her business, the HR Dept Perth Inner City Amanda engages with businesses delivering on her passion for human resources, offering business owners outsourced HR advice and support, leaving them free to get on with growing their businesses. “I am passionate about the businesses I work with, to get to know the business, develop ongoing relationships with the stakeholders and to partner with them to grow together over time”.

Mary Turonek
Senior Associate and Practice Manager | Perth, FB Rice Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

Mary is a Registered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney in Australia and New Zealand, and has provided strategic IP advice to a broad range of clients, including SMEs, universities, research organisations, ASX-listed companies and multi-national corporations for 20 years. 
She is an active supporter of the innovation ecosystem in WA and regularly presents to industry and professional groups on various aspects of IP law and the commercial significance to business management. She was a WA committee member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand for over ten years. Mary is a current panel member of the City of Joondalup Innovation Fund Advisory Panel, and has been an IMNIS mentor to post-graduate students in STEM since 2016.
Chartered Accountants ANZ - Perth Office
Level 11/2 Mill Street
Perth WA 6000


Topic: Business Mindset

Sub-Topic: Risk Management

Format: Conference

Proficiency Level: All

CPD: 3 hours