David Tattam

Director Research and Training

David is the founder and current Director Research and Training for the Protecht Group, an Australian firm specialising in risk management software, consulting, advisory and training to a wide range of clients both locally and overseas. David’s passion is risk training, having developed numerous risk courses and trained many thousands over the past 2 decades. Protecht celebrates its 20th year this year (2019).

Prior to Protecht, David was the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Operations for the Australian operations of two global banks. He started his career as a Chartered Accountant and Auditor with Grant Thornton and PwC. He is also the author of “A Short Guide to Operational Risk”.

David is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. David is passionate about risk and risk management and in reaping the value that risk and good risk management can create for any organisation willing to embrace it.

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Upcoming Training

Up to 15% off multiple bookings

Risk knowledge is critical in order to empower your staff to become effective and engaged managers of risk in your business. That knowledge needs to be technical yet practical, thought provoking yet engaging and above all, be knowledge that can be retained and used back in the workplace. Protecht’s training is all of this and more so you get the most out of your people.

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COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE RISK MANAGEMENT

This course covers both Compliance Management and Compliance Risk Management. The focus is on the development of an efficient risk-based approach to compliance and what that means in practice from recording compliance obligations to setting up a risk-based approach to monitoring compliance.

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ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT - THE SIX ESSENTIALS

Establishing a great foundation for your Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) sets you up for success and a base on which all the “bells and whistles” can be added.  This one-day intensive forum covers each of these 6 essentials at a practical "take home knowledge" perspective, with an opportunity to ask questions at the end of each essential.

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RISK APPETITE STATEMENTS AND FRAMEWORKS

The setting of an organisation’s Risk Appetite is a critical component of a robust risk management framework. This workshop is focused on improving knowledge and skills in relation to setting Risk Appetite and Tolerance for all of your organisation’s key risks and developing a comprehensive Risk Appetite Framework.

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STRATEGIC, PROJECT AND CHANGE RISK MANAGEMENT

Addresses all aspects of strategic, project and change risk covering Decision Risk, Execution Risk and Delivered Risk. Focus is on the practical management of each of these risks and how each process should be embedded in strategic and business planning, project management and ongoing business management.

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KEY RISK INDICATORS AND RISK DATA ANALYTICS

This practical workshop is aimed at risk practitioners and business managers who have implemented or are looking to implement, a robust and comprehensive Key Risk Indicator capability within their organisation. The workshop covers all aspects of setting up, running and developing KRI processes.

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BOW TIE ANALYSIS

Covers the principles of Bow Tie analysis for understanding and documenting risk. Construction of the Bow Tie will be covered in depth as well as its application in root cause analysis, incident management, risk assessment, scenario analysis and KRIs.

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CONTROLS ASSURANCE

This course will challenge your control framework and equipping you with the skills to provide assurance as to the ongoing effectiveness of controls. We will focus on controls assurance as a function.

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Latest Articles from David Tattam

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Non-Financial Risk – Why the big focus?

Risk Management

The latest focus in risk management seems to be "Non-Financial Risk". Search for "Non-Financial Risk" on Google and you will be returned everything...

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Modern Slavery - Being Prepared

Compliance Management

Do you know what the Modern Slavery Act is and how it will impact your business? We had the opportunity to have Associate Professor Justine Nolan...

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Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information? Solving the Problem with Key Risk Indicators

Key Risk Indicators

This is part 4 of our video series on "Disparate and Disconnected Risk Processes and Information". In this video, David Tattam talks about key risk...

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Understanding Key Risk Indicators from a Personal Perspective

Risk Culture

This is part 4 of our video series on "Difficulties in Engaging Staff in Risk Management". David Tattam provides an example of how you can explain...

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