The Link Between Corporate Purpose & Risk – How to Drive Board Engagement With IRM

21st June 2022, Sydney, Australia

Private Event Series

Hosted By

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Date: Tuesday, 21st June 2022

Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm (AEST)


Bambini Trust Wine Room

St. James Trust Building, 185 Elizabeth St,
Sydney NSW 2000


Synopsis and overview of the session

For companies to grow quickly but sustainably, it’s inherent that they balance risk and reward in every strategic decision they make. The board of directors should take an active role in setting a framework for evaluating and managing risk, but too often, a long-term view of risk management gets deprioritized to address immediate needs. An EY survey reveals that 84% of boards do not believe their organisations have a highly effective risk management strategy.

Focus Network, in partnership with Diligent, will bring executives together to discuss:

  • The link between corporate purpose and risk
  • How IRM helps boards provide actionable risk oversight
  • How mapping your ESG policy against key risks, allows the board to assist your organisation in navigating evolving threats while remaining committed to meeting corporate goals
  • Adopting technology that provides an integrated view of an organisations risk, boards will get a better insight into Key Risk Indicators (KRIs)


Dan Zitting, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Diligent Corporation


Dan Zitting is the chief product and strategy officer at Diligent Corporation, the leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG, with more than $500 million in revenue and a $7 billion company valuation. In his role, Dan is responsible for all aspects of product strategy including product management, market strategy and user experience.

With more than 18 years’ experience in the technology industry, Dan has garnered extensive knowledge in enterprise software, entrepreneurship and growth, and corporate risk management and compliance.

Dan joined Diligent in 2021 following the acquisition of Galvanize where he was the CEO. Before Galvanize, Dan founded SaaS platform and New York City tech start-up, the first enterprise cloud software for audit and compliance management.


Peter Deans, Former CRO, Bank of Queensland and Bankwest, Founder of 52 Risks

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Peter has over 33 years banking & finance, strategy and risk management experience.

His specialties include: Strategic and Risk Management Planning, Board Risk Management Governance and Frameworks, Climate Change Risk, ESG Strategy Development, Cyber Security & Resilience, Change Management; Client Engagement, Strategies and Training.

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About Diligent

Diligent created the modern governance movement. As the leading governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS company, we serve 1 million users from over 25,000 customers around the globe. Our innovative platform gives leaders a connected view of governance, risk, compliance and ESG across their organization. Our world-changing idea is to empower leaders with the technology, insights and connections they need to drive greater impact and accountability – to lead with purpose. Our employees are passionate, smart, and creative people who not only want to help build the software company of the future, but who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place.

Headquartered in New York, Diligent also has offices in Washington D.C., London, Galway, Budapest, Vancouver, Bengaluru, Munich, and Sydney.



Andrew Milroy, Founder, Veqtor8

Andrew Milroy

Andrew Milroy is the founder of Veqtor8, a digital risk advisory firm, based in Singapore. His work involves empowering organisations to manage risk more effectively.

He is a well-known technology thought leader and speaker in the APAC region. Since moving to Singapore in 2011, he has held regional leadership roles with Frost & Sullivan, IDC, Nelson-Hall and Ovum (now Omdia). These roles have also given him the opportunity to live and work in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

He has been providing advisory services relating to cybersecurity for over 20 years. In his 10 years at Frost & Sullivan, Andrew grew the technology business into one of APAC’s leading sources of cybersecurity research and consulting services. Andrew works closely with leading buyers and vendors of cybersecurity products and services. Andrew is frequently invited to speak, chair and moderate at major technology events. He is also widely quoted in the press and often appears on broadcast media, including BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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