Applied Risk Governance

Thu 15 Feb 2018
9.00am to 12.30pm





Elizabeth Jameson FAICD

Managing Director, BoardMatters Pty Ltd

In 2002, after almost 15 years as a corporate/commercial lawyer, including as a partner of national law firm Deacons (now Norton Rose) and 10 years as a practising director, Elizabeth founded Board Matters and its associated governance legal practice, Board Matters Legal. Today, a decade later, she is its Managing Director and Principal Consultant, heading up a team of 5 specialist governance, legal and strategy consultants.

Drawing together the strands of her career, Elizabeth has provided corporate legal and governance assistance and advice, with a real-life ‘practising director’ perspective, to a large range of companies, organisations, and industries for well over 20 years. This has included listed, private, public sector and not-for-profit boards.

She also maintains an active portfolio of directorships, presently with RACQ, Qld Theatre Company, and Chairs the Board of Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School. Her past directorships have also included the boards of over 20 organisations, for-profit and not-for-profit, including as chair of a private company board in the UK and chair of a leading Australian professional services firm.

Applied Risk Governance explores how effective oversight of risk can be leveraged to improve governance, performance, resilience and competitive advantage within existing business frameworks and activities.

This half-day course provides a comprehensive overview of risk management at board level, as well as examining the relationship between risk and strategy. You will also focus on the issue of setting risk appetite and tolerance and its impact on culture, and review risk committees in action.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for experienced directors and executives involved in the management and oversight of risk. It is recommended that participants have completed the Company Directors Course or have extensive boardroom experience.

How will I benefit?

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how to ensure that the board is receiving appropriate reports from its enterprise risk management system.
  • Consider processes for setting and reviewing risk appetite/tolerance and the relationship between organisational culture and risk appetite.
  • Investigate the function of the board’s risk committee.
  • Analyse the impact of organisational culture on risk.
  • Examine the relationship between risk and strategy and between risks and organisational activity.

Mode of study

Interactive facilitated session

The Applied Risk Governance course is also offered through our In-Boardroom service.


Half day session (+ 2 hours of pre-reading)

For Directors by Directors

Applied Risk Governance is presented by professional subject specialists and practising directors with experience working across a range of boards. On the day you will have opportunities to discuss specific issues with the facilitator and network with your peers.

For more information please contact your State Office.

Please ensure you have read and understood the Cancellation Policy.