Bachelor Business Finance (Monash)
Postgraduate Risk Management (Swinburne Faculty Of Engineering)
Registered Lead Auditor (Exemplar Global)
Paul has a Bachelor in Business Finance (Monash University), Post Graduate Risk Management (Swinburne University Faculty of Engineering) and is a Registered Lead Risk Auditor with Exemplar Global. Paul has worked in risk management for 20 years and tackled numerous projects here in Australia and overseas.
Typical projects include determining the effects of a fire explosion from oil refineries on the storage of methyl bromide stored at a nearby facility and its potential impact on the surrounding residential community. Assessing the emergency management systems for the General Public from fire and emergency in Melbourne’s Underground City Loop.
Paul has conducted over 300 Safety and security audits for major multinational companies and has headed up as Group Risk Manager for three years Brambles Australia. Paul is a multi-disciplinary risk consultant and the Principle Auditor of Australian Risk Services.
Marius Van Der Plas
ASSOCIATE SAFETY, RISK & SECURITY CONSULTANT
Diploma WHS (Swinburne University)
Diploma Lead and Quality Auditing (SAI Global)
Registered Lead Auditor (Exemplar Global)
Certificate IV Training and Assessment
Marius has worked as Safety, Risk and Security consultant with over more than 10 years’ experience. Marius has a thorough understanding of the role risk management plays in large corporations in ensuring that risks are properly identified and analysed to determine suitable treatment options and monitoring and reporting to senior and middle level management.
Having managed safety for a number of companies in Construction, Health Care and Government and having developed and audited Safety Management Systems for a number of high profile companies, he has successfully developed a capability in risk and safety management so as to create an instinctive and consistent consideration of risk and reward in day to day planning, execution and monitoring of corporate strategy and goals.
Marius has accomplished high standards in the design of corporate management systems that has ensured the due diligence and compliance of Australian Standards and Regulations. The integrity of such systems has been managed by thorough internal and external auditing programs.
Certified Risk Management Professional, RUSRISK and Certified ISO 31000 Risk Management Lead Trainer, G31000.
Since 2012 Alex runs International Risk Services (Australian Risk Services subsidiary company), a highly successful company, focused on providing ERM, risk management integration services, risk modeling, training and auditing to private equity firms (direct investment and funds) as well as sovereign wealth funds. Alex’s specialisation is risk management integration, risk-based investment decision making, value creation and asset management.
Alex was the Head of Risk at one of the largest private equity fund in Russia ($10B assets under management), specialising in hi-tech and nanotechnology across healthcare, information & communications technology, mining, O&G, renewables, semiconductors and utilities. Alex was responsible for running ERM programs at the fund level as well as across its 97 portfolio companies (energy, finance, electronics, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing). Awarded Best ERM Implementation 2014 by the Russian Risk Management Association for his work at RUSNANO and Best risk management education program by the RusRisk in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Prior to that at SKOLKOVO FOUNDATION, Alex lead the risk management function at the largest incubator (multibillion dollar construction) and VC fund and was responsible for risk identification, analysis, mitigation, training and reporting at the management company and the 830 innovation portfolio companies.
Alex published risk management books in 2011, 2016 and 2017 and is the author of a 12-series TV program dedicated to teaching risk management (second book to be published end 2016). Alex currently lectures at various MBA, Executive MBA programs and executive universities like Gazprom and Russian Rail. More than 8000 executives, managers and students have been trained so far.
Risk Manager of the Year 2014 by the Russian Risk Management Association (RRMA)
Best ERM Implementation 2014 by the RRMA for his work at RUSNANO
Best Risk Management Education Program by the RusRisk 2013, 2014 and 2015
Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. (Eng.) Chemical Engineering, University of Natal
M.Sc. (Eng.) Chemical Engineering, Pretoria University
B.Sc. (Eng.) Chemical Engineering, Witwatersrand University
Safety & Risk Analysis (Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques)
Fire Engineer Expert
Jim has worked in the Risk Assessment and Management industry for a number of years and has developed and coordinated safety cases, performed fire safety studies, and designed risk reviews. As an experienced HAZOP leader, having undertaken hazard and operability studies, Jim brings forth a wealth of knowledge in compliance audits, quantitative risk analysis, and has prepared risk assessment methodologies for project management.
He has extensive experience in the oil, petrochemical, synfuels, minerals processing and water treatment industries, and has managed risk reduction projects both onshore and offshore throughout the oil and chemical industry.
Jim experience also extends to project management, plant operations, process plant improvement, production, optimisation & planning, conceptual and detail design, process development and research, asset management and replacement policies.
Australian Risk Services Worldwide
Develop client capability in risk management so as to create an instinctive and consistent consideration of risk and reward in day to day planning, execution and monitoring of strategy and achievement of client goals.
Australian Risk Services provide the following services
- Plant Assessments
- Manual Handling Assessments
- Hazardous Substances Assessments
- Dangerous Goods Risk Assessments
- Event Risk Management
- ICAM Lead Investigator Training Accredited 2 Day Course