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GRC Professional : GRC Summer 2012
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE JUST AS COMPLIANCE OBLIGATIONS AND THE corporate environment change, the professional bodies that support GRC must adapt too. ACI, through member feedback and constant monitoring of professional developments, is adapting in a number of ways. The first is repositioning and rebranding to better reflect the changes in our profession and our membership. Over the last few years we have experienced significant growth in membership in New Zealand and, in particular, Hong Kong and South East Asia. We have also experienced growth in non-financial services sectors. Our membership has also requested a broader spectrum of professional development opportunities, especially in the domains of risk and compliance risk. There has also been a lesser, but still significant, demand from members for more governance-oriented services to complement the existing compliance services. Finally, the professional environment is seeing a convergence of compliance, risk and governance in the marketplace. Recently, members approved constitutional changes to expand the scope of ACI activities into risk, governance and other emerging relevant disciplines. We have also branded the organisation as simply ‘ACI’. Not only is this the name by which the organisation is colloquially known, the reduced focus on ‘Australasian’ will allow us to gain better traction in the growing Asian profession and market. The reduced focus on ‘compliance’ better reflects the profession’s and the organisation’s expanding risk and governance activities. The practices of risk and governance are now also represented in branding along with the three key professional support objectives of the organisation: education, leadership and recognition. And, of course, ACI’s new magazine GRC Professional reinforces and supports this re-positioning. To supplement these changes, we now have dedicated contact points in Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand to support our growing membership in those regions. While these changes may be subtle, they will better position ACI as a leading professional body for governance, risk and compliance in the Asia Pacific. David Lawrence CCP (Fellow), President, ACI 7
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