2018 Blog # 1 – What is a Risk?

It may seem obvious but, fundamental to the effective management of risk, it is essential that we actually understand what a risk is. From the outset let me be frank, I consider the definition of risk management in ISO 31000 (the effects of uncertainty on objectives) to be confusing, and, utterly ineffectual as a definition. […]

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Another Honour for Janine

In my previous newsletter I mentioned that NZ Police, under the stewardship of Janine Foster had received the: Excellence in developing capability in Risk Management award at the New Zealand Risk Management Awards. Janine joins Emma Johnston (2015) and Emilio Van Doorn (2016) as winners of the award who have attended a course through Paladin […]

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Record Year for Paladin

What a year! Paladin Risk Management Services has trained 691 students trained in accreditation courses – that’s a record. This included 420 personnel from the Department of Social Services. And, close to 100 people have been trained in non-accredited courses through the RMIA. After five years of offering these course they’re still in demand and […]

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There’s no such thing as a Safety Risk (or a security risk, or a reputation risk ….)

If you are like most organisations that I have engaged with, you will most likely have multiple risk registers. Separate risk registers will likely be maintained for two or more of the following categories of risks: Operational risks Financial risks Security risks Safety risks Compliance risks Reputational risks Environmental risks IT risks Whole industries have […]

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Cyber Attack is not the Risk

Reports emerge on a regular basis of attacks that have impacted government and private sector organisations alike. Insurance firms now offer policies to protect against cyber-attack and the Australian Government has even appointed a special advisor to the Prime Minister on cyber security.  Not to mention that consulting companies with a speciality in all things […]

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