We know risk and the risk professional
How can we claim that? Read my story...
As the Risk Executive for a financial services business, I took redundancy after a corporate merger and quickly became disillusioned with the lack of knowledge and understanding of risk management amongst recruitment providers. Frustrated, I decided to form my own search and consulting business.
Riskwise Professionals was formed in 2014 to provide independent and confidential peer-to-peer services, solutions and advice for risk executives working to transform business.
Our point of difference is that we continue to consult and work with businesses in Risk. This means we fully understand the challenges, roles and responsibilities of people in business. That gives us an edge when it comes to solving problems, finding the right people and implementing solutions. We are also passionate about raising the profile of managing risk in business.
Founder & Principal
PAUL O'BRIEN - FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
Paul has honed his expertise in risk and compliance over a 20+ year period working at executive level in a variety of operational and functional support roles. His fulltime and consulting experience has spanned across organisations such as ING, CBA, ANZ, MLC, NRMA, Legal & General, Valad Property Group and Regal Funds Management. Paul's CV and list of qualified referees is available on request.
As a consultant, advisor and search professional Paul is a natural problem solver and has :
Recruited and appointed professional risk teams.
Continues to consult in the design and implementation of risk & compliance frameworks and internal control systems.
Significant senior management experience honed from within the investment, insurance, banking and wealth management industries.
Paul has chaired various risk committees and serves as an independent member of an ASIC regulated Compliance Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.
Call Paul on 0411 047 335 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Paul provided specialist expert risk knowledge that we could tap into in a flexible way which suited our needs.
Paul took our existing systems and processes, developed a framework around that and provided practical solutions to address areas he identified as needing improvement. We found Paul easy to work with as he adapted to fit in with our culture and worked with people at various levels of the organisation. He operated independently and provided a complete solution.”
CFO - Valad Property Group
“Paul took time to understand not only the type of role I was seeking, but also the environment I like to operate in and how I like to operate. All these factors played an important part in his recommendations. He was transparent about the role and the environment I would be working in which has meant that the role has met my expectations of what it would be even 6 months on. Whilst communication with the company’s internal HR team was not as effective as it could be, Paul was very persistent in following up and ensuring that I knew the progress of my application. It had been a while since I had been through an external recruitment process and Paul’s guidance and advice was pivotal in ensuring I secured the right role in the right company for me.”
Senior Manager Group Risk - NRMA
"Paul brings a strong business expertise which helps to cut through issues. His ability to balance detail versus strategic approach helps clarify practical solutions to address complex entity issues."
General Manager Risk - NAB Wealth
Risk professionals face challenges as they work to transform the risk paradigm within their businesses. They are often frustrated by a lack of support and a poor understanding of their roles in places like the recruitment industry. Riskwise Professionals was founded to address this challenge.
With a principal who is an experienced fellow risk executive, we provide Search and Consulting solutions that empower you to lift your organisation's profile. We also Connect risk and compliance professionals to influential people in business to further their career prospects and enhance their profile.
SPECIALISTS IN RISK AND COMPLIANCE
We know risk ….. and have a long history of staff hires from the client side – just like you! Being a product of it ourselves, we fully grasp organisational culture – that means we quickly understand the type of person you need to help lift the risk profile across your business.
We understand you often don't have the time to find the right person. As peer risk executives, we use our detailed risk and compliance knowledge, industry connections and experience to quickly assist you and your team (including your HR colleagues) to find the right person.
We can help you shape and specify your role requirements
Utilise our Consulting services to solve the immediate gap whilst simultaneously sourcing staff for the longer-term solution
Is your CV hitting the mark?
Are you searching in the right places?
Have you set your career and lifestyle goals?
Start by talking to a peer risk executive. We speak your language and understand the business environment. We are highly knowledgeable in risk and compliance and connected into a cross section of industries.
Explore ways to improve your profile in business.
Next, connect with other like-minded senior risk professionals and learn from each other. Riskwise Professionals connect and foster a spirit of shared professional development.
What CONNECT offers
Confidential and discrete placements in permanent, contract and consulting roles
Advice on presenting you in the best light
Sharing insights and industry connections
We treat your personal information with care and will never share your details without permission.
EXPAND YOUR JOB PROSPECTS | ENHANCE YOUR PROFILE
INGRID GIBBONS - DIRECTOR OF CONNECTIONS
Ingrid is a natural and warm connector. As a strong business development and client executive, Ingrid interacted with senior decision makers from a variety of organisations to place people into key roles. She brings a well-rounded knowledge of working with senior management to match resources to the needs of an organisation.
Ingrid has a unique ability to recognise and tap into people's strengths and abilities – encouraging them to connect with likeminded people and organisations. She insightfully empowers others in their career walk to seize opportunities and move to the next level.
Ingrid works alongside Paul O'Brien to provide options for risk professionals. She also manages Riskwise Professionals' CONNECT.
Call Ingrid on 0413 181 869 or email: email@example.com
As a senior risk executive, there will be times when you will need independent and objective advice, ideas and practical solutions. Our principal and founder, Paul O'Brien is a former senior risk executive who continues to work with organisations to solve issues and design bespoke risk solutions.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
You have a nagging sense that something is not quite right but you can't quite put your finger on it – you need confirmation and peace of mind.
The issues keep coming even though you were led to believe they were “one-offs”.
When pending regulatory requirements need action and you just don't have capacity.
We provide confidential peer-to-peer insights, analysis and solutions. We can quickly cut to the nub of the challenge with:
Targeted Health Checks on your risk management systems
A Gap Analysis to identify practical and efficient internal control solutions
Build bespoke Risk and Compliance Frameworks – covering appetite, risk assessment and incident management
Compliance with new and emerging obligations
Facilitated Internal Control Assessment sessions (SOX based) to instill the risk mindset, influencing first line staff to become advocates for you!