As risk professionals, we know our business, our people, and we make informed decisions. The question is – do we really know all the underlying factors that influence our thinking and decision-making?
Unconscious bias is the key to this.
Join us to hear from the amazing Wayne Goodman in an interactive workshop, as he takes us on a journey of understanding unconscious bias. Learn about common bias types, and ways to mitigate.
Then sit back and hear from our fabulous and diverse panel, who will share their some of their experiences and learnings in this space.
Followed, of course, by an opportunity to mix and mingle over a drink and nibbles…!
To guarantee your place, please RSVP to Administrator@rims.nz
Our Amazing Facilitator – Wayne Goodman:
Wayne is an HR and Organisational Development professional who has spent most of his career and personal life furthering the growth and development of others.
From heading up HR and leadership development in several banks, owning and growing a number of start-ups, to being a coach and outdoor education instructor.
Our Fabulous Panel:
Kerry Butler: Kerry is Head of People at KPMG where she has lead HR, performance and culture initiatives for the past 5 years. Kerry and her team work alongside the Firm’s inclusion and diversity partner to identify and address opportunities to create a step-change in how inclusive KPMG can be, and therefore how receptive it is to the diverse talent being attracted to the Firm. Kerry has a gorgeously diverse background, having worked in financial services, energy, dairy, tourism and manufacturing sectors and her areas of expertise range from people and culture to wind farm development, picking up food technology, quality assurance and other similarly unrelated areas of endeavour along the way.
Alison is the leader for the Mercer and Marsh collaborative people risk business, Mercer Marsh Benefits™, with over 12 years’ experience in the employee health and benefits insurance market in New Zealand. She is on both the Mercer and Marsh leadership teams in NZ and is chair of the Marsh NZ Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Alison has a culture-centric attitude to leadership: “I am a strong believer in building great workplace cultures. People flourish when they feel connected and recognized”. Alison attributes this belief to her success in the people risk sector, heading up a team of 30 people delivering solutions to a broad range of corporate clients.
Nick has a diverse executive leadership background attained over 15 years living/working in the Asia Pacific region and, since 2005, Australia and New Zealand. Nick is currently a partner at Caldwell’s, a leading executive search firm in New Zealand. Other roles that Nick has held include Regional Director for Zurich International, Regional VP for various AIG companies, CEO of American International Assurance NZ, and EGM Advice & Sales for AXA NZ. He has served on the Financial Services Council of New Zealand, the Advicefirst and Quality Advice Network Advisory Boards, and the Committee for Collective Investment Schemes to the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission. Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics & Geography from Middlesex University, London.
Jan is the Managing Director of Sharp NZ, and has over twenty years’ experience leading technology companies for multi- national organisations. As the first female business leader appointed by two Japanese multi – national companies to run their New Zealand operations, Jan is a self-admitted “people person” that enjoys truly connecting with her team members, clients and business partners. She is a hands-on leader with vision, steadfastly dedicated to Sharp’s creed – “Sincerity and Creativity”. Jan is a member of the CEO Institute, CA qualified, attended Auckland University majoring in economics & accounting & studied at IMD University Switzerland.
Denis Gianoutsos: The world of business is changing so fast and is so disruptive, that Leadership is changing. Executives, leaders and teams are overwhelmed, and find it difficult to embrace change and navigate disruption. Denis is an Executive Coach, Facilitator and Speaker who develops Executives and Leaders globally to have exceptional Executive Presence to step up and lead change, resulting in them Leading a Bigger Game. His work focusses on enabling others to be strategic and high performing, contributing to their personal and organisational resilience.