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16/01/2018 / Compliance Management, Protecht News & Events, Risk Management

Compliance Management in the Aged care industry and more topics... 'DUX Awards'

Interview with Robert James - A Personal story

As one of the leaders of Protecht, I am very fortunate for the opportunity to meet new people all the time. Those friendly conversations that happen at any major event or at any small meeting, are the interactions that shape my role and give me new perspectives on risk and compliance management. 

One of those entities that encourage valuable interactions is the Governance Institute of Australia. Twice a year I am invited by the New South Wales Chapter to present their Dux Awards for Risk and Compliance, a recognition that Protecht  has been sponsoring for the past 5 years, and has become a tradition for us to support. Coming to this event gives me the opportunity to talk to professionals from a wide number of industries and discuss the present and future of risk, compliance and governance.

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13/12/2017 / Protecht News & Events, Risk Culture, Risk Management

2017 Wow... What a Year

Protecht's 2017 in Review! Thank You for Your Support

The last 12 months have been full of amazing changes and challenges for Protecht and we want to take this opportunity to thank all our clients, partners, staff members and blog readers for all the support. We have many reasons to celebrate; continued growth in our wonderful advisory, development and support teams, record growth in client numbers as well as the move of our Sydney head office to a bigger and better space. It was almost 20 years ago that David Tattam and I commenced working together on the Protecht concept, dreaming of one day having a leading risk management training, advisory and software company. There is still more to do as always, but it has been the most rewarding business risk that we have ever taken. 

Below are some of the milestones that made this year unforgettable for us and also some pictures of our clients and staff Christmas parties. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018. 

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14/09/2017 / Enterprise Risk Management, Protecht News & Events, Risk Culture

Risk and Compliance Conference Season 2017

The Protecht team is looking forward to this year's conference season. Our focus will be on industry specific conferences where we will showcase how Protecht's full suite of risk management training, advisory and software services map to the needs of each industry sector.

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16/03/2017 / Protecht News & Events, Risk Culture, Risk Management, Risk Management Training

Risk and Compliance Management Journey

A personal story

Behind every hard-working professional there is always a personal story to tell and one of the best ways of learning is listening, talking and sharing those stories and those personal points of view. A key philosophy at Protecht is to listen and learn from professionals across all lines of business.

I was recently invited to present the Governance Institute Dux Awards for Risk and Compliance, a recognition that Protecht has been sponsoring for a number of years. The award recipients generally don't have a background in risk and compliance management, with many coming from legal or accounting professions.

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16/12/2016 / Protecht News & Events, Risk Culture, Risk Management

2016 - The Year That Was

2016 Done and Dusted

Over the last three weeks we have had Christmas parties in Melbourne and Sydney for our clients, as well as our staff Christmas event. (Check out more photos at the end of the post.) Needless to say, we are all looking forward to some downtime leading into the New Year.

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09/11/2016 / Protecht News & Events, Risk Culture

COBA 2016 – Lead. Change. Grow. How does this theme apply to Protecht?


Protecht was proud to provide its continuing support for the COBA conference. This year’s event was held in a somewhat wet and windy Adelaide – more about that in another article where I talk about real-life Business Continuity Planning (BCP) - but we didn’t let the weather dampen our enthusiasm. As usual, the conference provided a great environment for attendees to learn about a wide range of topics applicable to them.

Myself, Selina and Rajes met with numerous people enjoying a chat and letting them know what Protecht has been up to over the last 12 months and what the next year has in store for us… The theme of the conference “Lead. Change. Grow.” was particularly apt for us this year:

Lead: Protecht continues to be a leader in the provision of risk management services and was proud to be able to show attendees its new Bow Tie app for the iPad which is free to download and try. The app allows you to complete a Bow Tie risk analysis on your iPad or iPhone instead of a whiteboard. The Bow Tie can then be shared amongst other app users for easy editing and updating. If you didn’t get the opportunity to download the app then go to the Apple app store, search for Protecht and get started today.

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05/11/2015 / Protecht News & Events, Risk Culture, Risk Management

Active Presence in Risk Management Events

Protecht Supporting Industry Associations

The conference season is upon us and once again Protecht has shown its support of the risk and compliance profession through its participation at key industry association events in Australia, such as COBA, GRCI and RMIA Conferences. 

Our first event of the season was the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) Conference held in Darwin in mid-September. Protecht has had a long connection with the mutual banking sector, with a large number of COBA member organisations and their Boards being trained by David Tattam and many member credit unions and mutual banks using Protecht.ERM, Protecht.ALM and Protecht.CCRM for their enterprise, market and commercial credit risk management needs.

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28/11/2014 / Protecht News & Events

They did it! Our team "Risked It All" at Tough Mudder

On Saturday 15 November, the team "Risked It All" at Tough Mudder and made it to work on the Monday! Respect and Congratulations to our awesome Tough Mudder team.

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24/10/2014 / Protecht News & Events

Training, injuries, quitting smoking, nutrition plans and a new baby have not stopped our awesome Protecht team who are on track to “Risk It All” at Tough Mudder on Saturday 15 November

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When Pete Walker and Bing Jiang proposed a challenge to their co-workers to take part in Tough Mudder, they knew it would align well with the company’s focus on teamwork and collaboration. “It’s a team event” says Pete Walker, Head of Development at Protecht. “So the goal isn’t to finish by yourself as fast as you can, the goal is the cross the line as a team”.

Tough Mudder is hardcore. There is no doubt that participation in this event exemplifies discipline, dedication and determination. Their skills will be put to the test on Saturday 15th November, where participants will crawl through mud under barbed wire, run through a field of live electrical wires, and jump into a pool of ice water. All with the goal of saying they tackled the challenge together.

Since our last update in July:

  • Pete has given up smoking – go Pete!
  • Pete has become a new Dad and is currently surviving on 2-3 hours’ sleep, fast food and is injured with a strained Achilles. With less than ideal circumstances and training Pete is still hopeful and committed to the team. His current running capacity is 10km
  • Yury has been hitting the gym hard and getting even stronger
  • Bing has completed a 22km hike, been running and playing indoor soccer
  • Monpasha has completed a 12km run and committed to daily Bikram Yoga
  • Nutrition eating plans (prepared by Genevieve, Marketing Manager) have “kind of” been adhered to by Pete and Bing
  • Director #2, Dave Bergmark failed to register and only just informed Pete

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