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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Latest Articles from David Tattam

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Operational resilience: Webinar Q&A


Protecht held a webinar on operational resilience in July 2022. The attendees asked a range of questions, some which we were able to answer during...

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New APRA standard takes an outcome-based approach to operational risk

The much-anticipated draft Prudential Standard CPS 230: Operational Risk Management was released by APRA on 28 July 2022. It applies to all...

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Operational Resilience Series #1: What is operational resilience?

Operational Resilience

One of the key concepts getting serious airplay on the current risk management stage is operational resilience. It is a key focus of global financial...

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Operational resilience: Standalone or an integral part of ERM?

Operational Resilience

Like many professions, we risk managers seem to be masters at picking the latest trend and promoting it as if it’s the only thing that matters....


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