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David Tattam

Chief Research & Content Officer

David Tattam is the Chief Research & Content Officer and co-founder of the Protecht Group. David’s vision is to redefine the way the world thinks about risk and to pioneer the development of risk management to its rightful place as a key driver of value creation in each of Protecht’s clients. David is the driving force behind Protecht’s risk thinking, pushing risk management to the frontiers of what is possible. He is also focused on driving the uplift of people risk capability through training and content.

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. He is particularly passionate about risk management research and is prolific in creating a wide range of content delivered in blogs, ebooks, webinars and training courses. He has developed Protecht’s comprehensive suite of  risk management training courses and has, and continues, to train many thousands of risk practitioners across the globe. David also manages Protecht’s consulting business offering a range of risk consulting capabilities from Risk Management Framework to Risk Appetite Statement development.

He is also the author of "A Short Guide to Operational Risk".

Prior to co-founding 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. 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.

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Upcoming Training

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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.



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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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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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.



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. 31 July 2019


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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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.



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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Tie your risks with a Bow Tie

Bow Tie Analysis

  Learn about the basic principles of Risk Bow Tie Analysis. The dress Bow Tie originates from the 17th century. Croatian mercenaries held their...

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Are you really in control of your Culture and Conduct risks?

Risk Culture

The list of key risks that should be keeping us awake at night seems to be forever changing. Whatever your list, Culture and Conduct Risk should be a...

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Victorian Government raises the bar on Risk Management. How will you rise to the occasion?

Risk Culture

The Victorian Government’s Risk Management Framework (VGRMF) which applies to Victorian Government departments and public bodies covered by the...

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From Static to Dynamic WHS Risk Reporting. WHS series session 10.

Health & Safety

In this blog, David Tattam summarises his insights from the tenth live session "From Static to Dynamic WHS Risk Reporting" in the webinar series "A...


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