Q4 2023 Edition

Cover story

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Dealing with disaster: how to make sure your business is prepared for the worst

When catastrophic weather devastates businesses, insurance alone can’t – or won’t – be enough. Know your exposures and devise mitigation plans now, before it’s too late.

Editor's letter

Sara Benwell

SR Q4 2023: It won’t be lonely this Christmas

The risk manager can be something of a lone wolf in an organisation – operating alone, often misunderstood. Thankfully, risk managers know where to find each other. Here’s to another year of collaborating, supporting and learning from our fellow loners.

Case study

2014 Sydney hostage crisis, Martin Place, Sydney

Case study: How collaboration helped two CROs manage the Lindt Café terror attack.

When a café in Sydney’s central business district was under siege by a gunman, risk managers in the city rallied to assess the nightmare scenario and safeguard their staff. Trevor Treharne spoke to two who were on the scene.

Special report

talent shortage, empty desk

How to manage people-risk and win the war for talent

The war for talent rages on as we continue to grapple with the post-COVID work landscape and fall out from the Great Resignation. At our roundtable, four risk experts shared how they attract and retain the best talent and future-proof against people-related threats.



The mediator: Cummins’ risk manager Maggie Sun shares how she’s built bridges between risk philosophy and business needs

Maggie Sun has worked hard to embed risk into the DNA of Cummins, China. She spoke to Trevor Treharne about her latest challenge – finding the balance between mitigating risk and accepting that, sometimes, a little risk is a business necessity.



Risk analysis: What will 2024’s elections mean for businesses

Risk professionals need deeper supply chain understanding and to think about how growing political risks might manifest, to weather the storm ahead