First GRC Solutions Perth event for the year: Whistleblowing
GRC Solutions hosted its latest lunchtime seminar in Perth on 19 February – Whistleblowing 2.0 – making whistleblowing work, considering post policy practicalities. We were very pleased to welcome key legal, risk and compliance professionals from diverse organisations along with local members of the GRC Institute.
Our presenter was Kirsten Trott, an international expert on whistleblowing systems. Kirsten is the founder of Moken Consulting, a boutique consultancy focused on advising companies how to move beyond compliance and get their whistleblowing systems working in practice. Kirsten spent several years working internationally; she was at the forefront of promoting whistleblowing in the UK’s push for more transparent and accountable corporate culture in the early 2000s. More recently she ran the global whistleblowing program for Standard Chartered Bank out of Singapore.Standard Chartered Bank out of Singapore.
Now that organisations have whistleblowing policies in place, Kirsten’s focus was to guide the audience through the next steps for whistleblowing. She had a number of useful anecdotes (in some cases rather humorous ones) where organisations had got whistleblowing wrong and discussed how to get it right.
She talked about:
- Policy implementation imperatives
- Policy commitments and processes in practice
- How to avoid the big fines –providing practical protections
- Monitoring and reporting on your whistleblowing data – who needs to know what.
The new whistleblowing laws impose significant responsibilities on Australian organisations and the audience found Kirsten’s presentation informative and practical. They went away with a heightened understanding of the strategies and tactics available to them in meeting those responsibilities.
GRC Solutions will continue to provide seminars focusing on specific legislation and regulations which will allow legal and compliance professionals to engage good governance practices. The next event will be announced soon.
GRC Solutions is an award-winning provider of compliance training. To find out more about our Whistleblowing course, contact us today.
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