IRM reveals chair of first Australia group

Colin McCrorey, IRMCert, has been announced as the chair of the Institute of Risk Management’s first Australia Group.

IRM’s new Australia Regional Group aims to help professionals boost the risk maturity levels in their organisations at a time of heightened risk awareness.

McCrorey (pictured) has over twenty years of working in roles managing enterprise, project and operational risks across a variety of sectors from aerospace, defence, transport and infrastructure to oil and gas, mining and nuclear. He is managing director of VICTOREM, a risk and assurance management consultancy, and is an IRM accredited training partner.

Growth in Australia is driving the demand for better infrastructure and transportation systems. This alone is introducing once in a lifetime projects in size and complexities never before seen in the country. With the recent trilateral nuclear submarine partnership between Australia-UK-US (AUKUS) and the Olympics heading to Brisbane, risk management is a top priority in this vast country, and raising risk maturity levels will be essential to Australia's next steps.

And in December 2022 Infrastructure Australia reported that a number of ongoing mega projects are already running late, adding billions to costs because risks are not being managed appropriately.

"All the above provides an opportunity, now, to make a difference and is one of the key objectives for this group being formed," McCrorey said. "Additionally, it will provide a forum, which currently does not exist, for risk professionals in the region to have a way to connect with IRM members and stakeholders to collaborate and share learning and professional experiences.

"It will also offer an opportunity for the next generation of risk professionals to engage and develop under the guidance of the committee and the IRM. It will support career development and growth which in turn will support the much-needed increase of the risk maturity across the nation.”

IRM Australia Regional Group Committee members:

Chair, Colin McCrorey, IRMCert
Jessica Schilling
Nathan Blair
Anh Dinh
Wes Cadby, CFIRM, IRM board member, and previous Chair of IRM’s Infrastructure Group

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