Emerging Professionals Event

22-02-2017 8:30AM 22-02-2017 5:00PM
The Amora Jamison Hotel, 11 Jamison Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

The GRC Institute membership encompasses a diverse range of industries and professional experience. Our premier event for our most senior and experienced members is our GRC annual conference, which was held this year on the 6th and 7th of October, in Sydney.

However, we recognise that a staggering 30% of our members have more recently entered the profession. On average, these members have between one and three years' experience in a compliance related role.

To support these emerging professionals, GRCI looks to provide a range of professional development options including our nationally recognised courses, short complimentary and costed seminars, publications and discussion groups.

To further address the needs of these members, we have also developed this 'Emerging Professionals event' a one day mini conference aimed to provide topics and speakers specifically targeted at these members; to explore some of the hot issues that arise at the beginning of developing an understanding of the delivery of compliance and risk management outcomes for your organisation; and to look at hot topic areas for this year, in a one day format with an audience cohort that will allow for learning and sharing amongst similarly situated professionals.

We invite you to join us at this event to kick start your 2017 career development objectives.

Event Details

Date:         Wednesday, 22nd February 2017
Time:         8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:   Sydney CBD, NSW (TBC)
Price:         Members $550 / Non-Members $880

Program Snapshot

08:30 - 08:45     Welcome

08:45 - 09:30     AML Critical things to know in 2017
09:30 - 10:15     Good compliance training - delivery, engagement and documentation

10:15 - 10:45     Morning Tea

10:45 - 11:30     Buy-in from the business - have them own and champion compliance!
11:30 - 12:15     Your obligations register - what shape is it in, what benefit does it provide?

12:15 - 13:00     Lunch

13:00 - 13:45     Privacy - Critical things to know in 2017
13:45 - 14:30     When you ARE the compliance team - building an organisation wide                                                     compliance framework and juggling priorities

14:30 - 15:00     Afternoon tea

15:00 - 15:45     Conflicts of interest - What are they, how are they managed, how do you educate?
15:45 - 16:30     Change management - doing what you do through a new lens.
16:30 - 17:00     Your career plans - where do you want to go and who are your mentors?


  • Carolyn Hanson, Head of Financial Crime Compliance & Specialist Advisery Services, CBA
  • Evenlyne Albrecht Nobs, Director, Albrecht Compliance Consulting 
  • Stephen Fergusson, Head of Risk & Compliance, Homeloans Ltd
  • Sasha Culjkovic, Principal Consultant, Safety Leadership Group
  • Jo-Anne Hayes, Head of Risk Compliance and Quality, Grant Thornton
  • Jeannette Scott, Solicitor, Consulting Principal, Nexus Law Group 
  • Adrian Phoon, Head of Content, GRC Solutions
  • Deborah Latimer, Director, Sector Seven Consulting Pty Ltd

Please note that this event is NOT designed to replace our Certificate IV in Compliance and Risk Management. This is a topical conference style event for ongoing professional development objectives.