Event details

National Members' Meeting - April - Operational Resilience

Hosted by the IIA-Australia VIC Chapter

Operational resilience continues to be a high priority area for industry executives and regulators around the world. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted that being a resilient organisation requires some non-traditional planning. With this growing urgency, as well as the complexity of being operationally resilient, organisations are expected to play a bigger role in ensuring that they have in place structures so that they are able to continue to provide important business services in the face of ‘extreme but plausible’ scenarios, such as a global pandemic. In this webinar on operational resilience, we will discuss:
•What is operational resilience and what does this mean for your firm?
•How is operational resilience different from business continuity and disaster recovery planning?
•What is internal audit’s role in embedding operational resilience across an organisation?


Hirun Tantirigama Director Protiviti
Hirun is a Director at Protiviti’s Technology Consulting practice. He has extensive experience in providing technology risk, advisory and assurance services across a variety of clients and industries, particularly financial services, government, and large multinational corporations. His areas of expertise include operational & cyber resilience,  business continuity management and project and program risk management. His recent experience includes resilience program management and performing resilience maturity/gap assessments. He is also part of Protiviti’s global Operational Resilience team.

Jessica Niven Manager Protiviti
Jessica is a Manager in Protiviti’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice, and is a member of Protiviti Australia’s Operational Resilience team. Jessica has extensive experience in providing Internal Audit services across various industries, including Government (both Federal and State), Financial Services, and Power and Utilities. In addition, Jessica has broad experience in undertaking advisory projects, including notable projects relating to corporate governance, business continuity management, organisational risk management, and legislative compliance. Most recently, Jessica has been actively involved in the development of an automated risk and compliance assessment tool, working closely with risk and compliance subject matter experts from the United States, United Kingdom, and India.
She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University, and most recently has attained her Certification as a Practitioner of Human-Centered Design through the Luma Institute.
Brendon Kim Senior Consultant Protiviti
Brendon is a Senior Consultant in Protiviti’s Technology Consulting practice and is part of Protiviti’s global Operational Resilience team. He has experience in public sector advisory specifically in governance, procurement and controls assurance, and in technology risk for leading organisations across the financial services and investment sector. More notably, his recent experience includes performing crisis simulations and operational resilience assessments.


Register now

Venue and date:

Date: Thursday, 29 April 2021 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: -


Online - Live streaming

Status: Available


Non Member: $35.00

Member: $0.00

Duration and CPE: 1.00 hours

For more information please contact Catherine Searson

+61 02 9267 9155