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David Tattam, Director Research and Training

Author of 'A Short Guide to Operational Risk', David Tattam is an internationally recognised specialist in all facets of risk management, particularly at the enterprise level. His career includes many years working with PwC, as well as two Australian banks. His achievements include the creation of the Middle Office (Risk Management Department) for The Industrial Bank of Japan in Australia and the complete implementation of all Australian operations, systems, procedures and controls for Westdeutsche Landesbank (WestLB).
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Risk in Motion, Risk Reporting, Risk Data, Intelligence, Dashboards, Video, Risk Management Framework

Understanding RiskInMotion: How to bring all your risk information into one dashboard

Risk is always in motion - its measurement is forever changing. In this webinar, David Tattam and David Bergmark talk about how using dynamic reporting can help you take better decisions in your organisation by bringing all the information that you have around a particular risk together into a simple dashboard.  

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Risk Culture, Risk Management

Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management: Making Risk Management Real

This is part 2 of our video series on "Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management". David Tattam provides an example of how you can make risk management real for your staff by using an example from their personal lives.

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Risk Culture, Risk Management

Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management: What, How and Why

This is part 1 of our video series on "Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management". In this video, David Tattam talks about why it's difficult to get engagement in risk management and what you can do to address this issue.

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Risk and Control Self Assessment, Risk Assessment, Risk Management Framework

The Risk and Control Self Assessment Process in an Integrated Risk Management Framework

This is part 3 of our video series on "Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information". In this video, David Tattam talks about the eight key steps of the Risk and Control Self Assessment process aligned with the ISO 31000 Risk Management Standards.

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Risk and Control Self Assessment, Risk Assessment, Risk Management Framework

Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management: Using a Personal Example to Explain the Risk Assessment Process

This is part 3 of our video series on "Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management". This video covers how you can use a personal experience, like going for an annual health check up, to engage your staff and explain the Risk and Control Self Assessment process.

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Protecht News & Events, Risk in Motion, Risk Reporting, Video, Internal Audit

Auditing your Control Framework - SOPAC 2019

How do you encourage your staff to embrace risk and controls? In this recording, David Tattam talks about how understanding the dynamics and balancing your control framework can help you change your organisation for the better.

This session was recorded at the 2019 SOPAC Annual Conference. To attend the SOPAC Conference in Brisbane in 2020, you can visit this page.

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Video, Risk Libraries, Risk Management Framework, Risk Taxonomy

Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information? Solving the Problem with Risk Taxonomies

This is part 2 of our video series on "Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information". In this video, David Tattam talks about what makes a strong risk taxonomy and how you can keep your risk classification consistent so you can build an overall risk profile.

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Video, Risk Libraries, Risk Management Framework

Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information? Solving the Problem by Integrating the Building Blocks of Risk Management

This is part 1 of our video series on "Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information". In this video, David Tattam talks about the key building blocks of a good risk management framework and how these can  help form an integrated view of risks in your organisation.

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Risk and Reward, Risk in Motion, Decision Making, Risk Reporting, Video

Building Resilience by Creating a Happy Marriage Between Risk & Reward

How do you build and improve resilience in your organisation? In this recording, David Tattam talks about how understanding the dynamics and balancing the voices of risk and reward can help you achieve sustainable rewards.

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Risk and Reward, Risk Reporting, Risk Data, Intelligence, Dashboards

Spaceships, Prince Charles and reporting truer business performance


  • The accountability of an organisation for its performance is limited by a narrow focus on its financial performance.
  • Developments in risk management and accounting provide a practical solution for measuring true performance using a mix of reward, risk and risk appetite.
  • Measuring true performance requires the measurement of both risk and reward across each stakeholder.

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