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BCI NSW Forum Event

Date: Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Time: 16:00 pm - 18:00 pm

Location: University of NSW City Campus

The BCI NSW Forum team invites you to join us for the first members meeting and network drinks for the year in Sydney on Tuesday 12 February 2019 from 4pm to 6.00pm. Our host, the University of New South Wales, will present on the challenges and complexities of managing business continuity and resilience at a large university. There will also be a presentation from Anna-Maria Rochester from Westpac which will explore how stress can affect our performance while managing a crisis.


Presentations and overview:

Grant Cura - Director Risk Management - University of NSW

Catherine Dolle-Samuel – BC and Resilience Specialist – University of NSW

The topic of Grant and Catherine’s presentation is “The challenges and complexities of managing business continuity and resilience at a large university” and will consider how the sector compares to others, the priorities in improving the BC & Resilience program, and provide an overview of the incident management approach. They will also provide an insight into the nature of incidents and disruptions the university has experienced, and how business resilience risk is managed in the context of a 38ha campus of nearly 60,000 students, 6,500 employees, a major internal change program, and a major external infrastructure program (Sydney Light Rail).

Anna-Maria Rochester – Senior Manager Crisis Management & Capability Development - Westpac

The topic of Anna-Maria’s presentation is “Performance under pressure” and will explore how stress can affect our performance while managing a crisis. She will provide insights into what happens in our brain and body when we are under pressure as well as physiological, emotional, cognitive and social changes that can affect performance. In an interactive part of the session tools that can counter those effects will be explored.

Bio’s of the speakers are included at the bottom of this invite.


Registrations:

Registrations are now open via the link below; please make sure you register and save the date. Attendance at this event is free for BCI and Continuity Forum members and guests.

Please note that registrations are limited to 60 and will fill up fast.

Registrations will be cut-off as of 5pm Friday 8 February 2019.

If you have any special dietary requirements please advise by replying to this email.



Date and Time:
Tuesday 12 February 2019; 4:00 – 6:00 pm (registrations commence from 3.45pm)

Venue:
University of NSW City Campus

AGSM, Level 6, 1 O’Connell St, Sydney 2000.

Please bring photo ID.



Your NSW Forum Team:

Roger King, Shaun Allingham, Kathryn Burnett, Chrys Bekiaris and Nelum Cowell.


Bios:

Grant Cura – Director Risk Management - University of NSW


Grant is a risk and audit professional and brings over 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector, both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Prior to UNSW, Grant was the Head of Operational Risk at Westpac Institutional Bank.

Grant is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is also the Principal (Non-Executive) at Chartered Accounting practice Delaford & Associates, specialising in Self-Managed Super Fund audits.


Catherine Dolle-Samuel – BC and Resilience Specialist – University of NSW


Catherine is an experienced Business Continuity & Resilience professional with a background in HRM across a broad range of industries, both in Australia and the UK. Prior to joining the team, Catherine worked as an academic in the UNSW Business School lecturing in management, HRM and ethics courses at postgraduate and undergraduate level.

An experienced Business Continuity & Resilience and HR professional, Catherine spent 7 years teaching at the UNSW Business School in the School of Management in a range of UG and PG courses in HRM, Ethics and Management.

Catherine has contributed chapters to Managing Employee Performance and Reward, edited by Prof John Shields.

Prior to her university career, Catherine was the Business Continuity Manager for Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd, responsible for the Australia and New Zealand Business Continuity program 2007-2011. In addition to managing the BCM program for Allianz Australia, she was a member of the Allianz SE Group BCM ‘core team’ of BCM leaders within Allianz entities worldwide and led the Best Practices project group for the core team, identifying group internal best practices in individual companies to be rolled out globally.

Catherine is a member of the 20/20 Think Tank on Organizational Resilience. Her formal qualifications include a Master of Commerce in Organization and Management, and BA (Hons) in Australian history. She is also a member of the City of Parramatta's Heritage Advisory Committee.


Anna-Maria Rochester – Senior Manager Crisis Management & Capability Development - Westpac


Anna-Maria has worked within preparedness and crisis management for over 10 years and has come to realise that one very important aspect is often left behind; training your people to perform better under pressure.

Anna-Maria’s expertise lies in helping people maintain performance during situations that are characterised by uncertainty, lack of information, time-pressure and high stress. This includes efficient decision-making, crisis leadership, inter-personal communication and complex stakeholder management. Among other things she draws on her knowledge from a study she has done on coping mechanisms of hostage negotiators during acute stress and how this affects their performance.


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