Our People

Management team

Julian Fenwick

Managing Director

Julian has been Managing Director of Governance, Risk & Compliance Solutions since March 2012.

Prior to this Julian was CEO of Blake Dawson Technology. Julian holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Sydney and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the GRC Institute.

Following a career in hospitality and retail management, Julian moved into the legal compliance industry in October 2000. Since that time he has been instrumental in the development of the online compliance training industry in Australia.

Julian is a proud father of two boys, an avid home cook and a keen amateur sailor. Julian also participates in the annual CEO CookOff raising money to support OzHarvest.

Julian is a regular presenter in Australia and Asia on marketing professional services, legal technology, and managing organisational compliance.

John Blackwell

Head of Operations

John is Head of Operations at GRC Solutions and leads a highly self-motivated team of talented professionals

who focus on building relationships with people to help them deliver solutions to their organisations.

After working in a variety of external and internally facing roles with PwC for nearly 20 years, John has applied knowledge, experience and skills to ensuring that our clients adopt and implement the solution that best fits their e-learning and policy management needs.

As well as business development, the sales professionals at GRC Solutions provide account management, solution consulting and maintain a keen oversight in the lifecycle of a product implementation to ensure that the organisation and their employees benefit from the investment made.

John gets a buzz when a contact he has worked with before, invites him to present our solutions at their new organisation. “The products and solutions sell themselves; the relationships we build with people help them to endure”.

Joe Bennett

Head of Client services and Technology

Joe Bennett is Head of Client Services and Technology at GRC Solutions.

Joe and his team provide only the highest levels of expertise and product support for our Salt Compliance clients.

He also coordinates learning management system compatibility testing with our Salt Compliance technology to ensure a seamless integration between the two before implementing Salt for our clients.

Adrian Phoon

Head of Content

Adrian oversees our content strategy and team.

Since joining GRC Solutions in 2012, he has helped expand our award-winning Salt Compliance courses into the Asia Pacific; continuously improved our products to reflect legal reforms and instructional design principles; and delivered many customised projects for our clients.

From providing thought leadership for the Commonwealth Bank Foundation‘s financial literacy programs to presenting at iDesignX, he has researched, taught and developed content. His writing has been published widely, moving from Shakespeare to modern Chinese art to food sustainability. A University of Sydney graduate with First Class Honours in English Literature, he’s a lifelong learner.

Sam Gibbins

Asia General Manager

Sam is the General Manager (Asia) for Governance Risk and Compliance Solutions, focused on developing the business presence and client base across Asia.

From our office in Singapore Sam works with business leaders to assess and develop solutions for continued staff development, building resilient organisational structures and developing strong educational policies. Sam is responsible for all aspects of business management and development, building a broad based product portfolio for our clients to improve their training and policy management platforms.

Previously Sam was Sales and Marketing Director at the International Compliance Association, a role centered on the promotion of educational and membership activities in the Asia Pacific region. Sam managed relationships with ICA business partners, developing tailored courses for local market participants, as well as managing a team of sales and marketing, operations and administration professionals based in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Sam frequently speaks on regulatory based topics and produces thought leadership articles for a number of organisations globally. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and has a Diploma in Anti Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association.

Liam O’Brien

Senior Consultant

Liam is a very experienced risk and compliance expert.

He helps organisations develop a succesful risk and compliance program by converting a strategy into an operational program of work. His practical approach ensures the outcomes influence the way people behave at work. Liam is a professional trainer and often speaks at conferences and networking events for industry associations such RMIA, GRC Institute, Governance Institute, Institute of Internal Auditors and the IAPP.
Key Skills

• Risk and compliance for growth

• AFSL and ACL


• Consultation, interviews, investigation

• Practical solutions development

• Dealing with unique organisations

Dean Rogers

Head of Sales and Marketing

Dean provides business development and account management expertise to GRC Solutions.

Drawing upon 25 years’ experience in senior management and learning technology roles, he understands many of the risk and compliance issues facing organisations.

Prior to joining GRC Solutions, Dean was the Managing Director of Aquarium Industries and the CEO of the Didasko Group (incorporating Didasko Learning Resources and the private training provider Computer Power).  Dean previously held senior executive management roles in IT and learning technology with Learning Seat, WebCorrect and ERDAS.

Dean started his career working in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, from The American University.