While it was a challenging year for all and one that has not made it easy for our community to connect, we had Risky Women Radio and our ROAR newsletter to keep us all sharing and growing and it clearly was a year that demonstrated how important risk management as a function and capability is for business.
Another first for 2020 was our new partnership with My Compliance Office (MCO) and having the talented Kelly-Ann McHugh as our first guest host of Risky Women Radio. Kelly-Ann and the team at MCO hosted 3 episodes and it was great to hand over the reins and bring a new voice to the podcast.
Risky Women Radio Season 3 became our focus and given we couldn’t speak to Pru at the planned Melbourne event, she joined us on the podcast to kick off the new season. Pru Bennett who is formerly of BlackRock, gave us some fabulous insights on the spectrum of Environment, Social and Governance with a board level vantage on what Boards should be asking themselves, how they can proactively manage risk, and the benefits of diversity.
Given the challenges of the pandemic our community wanted to hear from their Asian peers. Asia had an almost 8 week lead on the pandemic creating havoc for business far and wide and Asia had seen several areas of risk and what regulators were looking at. Joined by Meena Datwani, Senior Advisor at EY and former HKMA regulator, and Lonneke van Zundert we gained the benefits of two APAC compliance and security experts to discuss COVID-19 policies in compliance, workplace, regulatory affairs and security.