Different times require a different response

Most likely you’re receiving a flood of news updates today. It’s important to put them in context. As I write today we are in an exceptional moment in history.  While the circumstances are very different, it feels very familiar on many levels to some of the big moments in history. I wanted to share a […]

From the Archive – Risk and Responsibility

In 2009 in the period immediately following the global financial crisis, University Colleges Australia (then AHAUCHI) held a breakthrough conference on the future of educational spaces and the role of colleges in Australia. It was an impressive program that brought together different voices and perspectives.  A handful of speakers were interviewed ahead of the conference […]

The Davies Report – Summer 2018

Note: This is a cut down version of our subscriber-only newsletter. The full newsletter contains exclusive content. If you’d like to receive the full edition please follow the prompts at the end of this page. What we’ve been up to lately 2018 has been a very big year for us.  It has been a year […]

Davies Report Bumper Edition – July 2015

Thanks for taking time to open our infrequent newsletter and our apologies for the long period between editions. There are a number of issues and trends that are hot in the risk and assurance space which we wanted to make you aware of. 1. New requirements kick in for listed companies (Principle 7)2. Updated audit […]

July 2014 Newsletter

Optimise your governance, risk and assurance. Get it humming. Current trends During this quarter we’ve been working around Australia across the private, government and not for profit sectors.  Four key themes have come up for us in recent months. 1. Disruption (strategic risk) 2. Risk appetite 3. Assurance frameworks 4. Stakeholder alignment 1. Disruption (Strategic risk) “Operational risk […]

Strategic Risk Management?

Opinion I’ve been deleting the word strategic from a lot of documents lately. And it’s assisting immensely. You see I’ve got this idea that the more times a person uses the word strategic, the more likely it is that the person is puffing or bluffing. In the risk and assurance space using the word strategic […]