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President’s Newsletter: News from the Chapter

News from the Chapter

The Board have been working hard over the last couple of months on a variety of activities including several events (with more in the pipeline), membership and how we drive value for our members. We also have some exciting news to share about discounted membership pricing. We would like to thank our sponsors who support the Chapter. This allows us to provide this great content and the current training events for FREE.

Special thanks to Marsh, KPMG, AIG and ACC.

Keep reading for more details.

Opportunities to join the chapter at a discount

The Board has been working with RIMS USA to drive discounted pricing more suitable to the New Zealand market. We are pleased to announce that RIMS USA has agreed to provide a discount for Individual Professional and Associate membership categories, as follows:

Discount code: NZPIND (Individual International Discount of USD$125)
Discount code: NZPASC (Associate discount of USD$335)

Note that the pricing for Organisational membership remains the same at USD$690 which allows for two individuals to join from a single organisation.

To become a member please join through the RIMS USA website using the discounted codes.


Ethics and Conduct – a lunchtime session with Jane Arnott

Organisational conditions that give rise to moral injury violate our sense of justice, which according to some social science theories is hardwired into our brains. This means that perceptions of justice (or injustice) in the workplace have profound effects on employees. When people feel subjected to unfair or undignified conditions, they’re four times more likely to act with self-interest and dishonesty.




Cyber Security – a sharing discussion with Tony Arnold

Cyber-crime in New Zealand is on an upward trajectory. With 350+ incidents recorded by New Zealand’s National Cyber Security Centre in the 2019/2020 period it is critical organisations are prepared and understand the global context.

Join us for this session with Tony to understand how you protect your organisation.




RIMS USA WTW Asia Pacific Virtual Conference

Join us as we bring together the region’s top business strategists and risk professionals at the RIMS-WTW Asia Pacific Risk Virtual Conference happening on 26th to 28th April 2022. Attendance is complimentary.

We have curated an agenda featuring 50+ speakers and panellists across 20 plenary and breakout sessions delivering the latest thoughts and actionable insights for organisations to thrive and build resilience in today’s uncertain and varying environment.

Highlights of the event include keynote address from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and featured speakers from Microsoft, IBM, IKEA, Hitachi Astemo, Honeywell International and more.

Influence – understanding the value with Kathryn Sandford

A critical skill within the world of risk is that of ‘Influence’ – an ability to communicate the value that effective risk management brings to an organisation, taking individuals on the journey, influencing them to embed risk management into business-as-usual activities – these are ALL critical to a successful risk management strategy.




Improve risk maturity through data with Pat Saporito

We are super excited to share the details of this event with you. RIMS NZ & PI Chapter are proud to partner with RIMS USA to bring world-class thought leaders to risk professionals in New Zealand. Join us for a 4-hour workshop on leveraging data and analytics to improve risk maturity.

Pat is a data analytics consultant; she is founder and principal consultant at Saporito & Associates, LLC she helps companies innovate and grow their businesses through data and analytics. Previously, she led the global analytics strategy program at SAP across all industries. Prior to SAP, she held business development roles at Teradata and META Group (now part of Gartner). She has held various roles in the insurance industry in claims, information technology, reinsurance, and research and development.

Rising Risk Professionals with Bernie Mckendrey

Are you a rising risk professional with seven or less years of experience? If so, we invite you to join an immersive eight-part training series designed with you in mind. Limited to 25 attendees this series is sure to get you thinking, as well as providing a fantastic opportunity to create a new network of risk peers across industries.

The format of each monthly training session will be:

  • A discussion on an aspect of risk, facilitated by our host, Bernie McKendrey
  • KPMG tips and tricks on how this might be managed
  • A case study facilitated by an industry risk professional

In-person events – we want your feedback!

We have an amazing opportunity to bring international speakers to New Zealand. We are keen to understand your appetite to meet in person. At this stage with current restrictions, we are looking to host an in-person event in June 2022.

We welcome your feedback.

Our YouTube Channel, website, and LinkedIn page

The Chapter communicates via several channels.

To have up to date information about our events please follow our LinkedIn page.

To learn more about the Chapter’s purpose, access knowledge content and see our events calendar please refer to the RIMS NZ & PI Chapter website.

To see previous knowledge sessions or other Chapter related videos please refer to our YouTube Channel.




Thank you to our members for their continued support

Kindest regards Kerry, Kate, Megan, and Alana

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