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GRC Professional : GRC Summer 2012
END NOTE 40 GRC Professional • Summer 2012 My career Jo-Anne Hayes, National Risk & Compliance Manager for Grant Thornton Australia, shared her career story with GRC Professional. » What was your first job? I first worked as a property manager in regional Victoria. It opened my eyes to the wide variety of points of view that people have. People’s expectations and priorities can vary to a significant degree – particularly regarding the cleanliness of a rental property! These were useful lessons that have stood me in good stead. » How did you get involved in compliance? By happy accident rather than by design. I was working in insurance underwriting when Financial Services Reform came along. I jumped on board and made a permanent move to the compliance team. » What was you hardest day at work? I think any day where I’ve had to struggle to get the compliance message across is a hard day. But it is a great feeling when you do overcome that and people become true stakeholders rather than simply observers. » What was the best moment of satisfaction in your work? There have been many moments of satisfaction during my years working in compliance. Each time I see evidence of colleagues understanding the importance of compliance, and practising good compliance, I am happy. » What tips would you give to governance, risk and compliance managers to take their career to the next level? Take every opportunity to participate in the development of new ideas and techniques in the areas of compliance, risk management and governance. If your background is in compliance, look to risk management to enhance your skill base and vice versa. Cross- discipline skills and experience are no longer just important, they are vital. I made a deliberate move across to risk management for a couple of years and it was one of the best career decisions I have made. Also, become actively involved in your professional body to help make it the kind of organisation that will support, engage and motivate you. ••• JO-ANNE HAYES National Risk & Compliance Manager for Grant Thornton Australia. Jo-Anne started her career as a residential property manager, where she says she learned lessons that have stood her in good stead. Help grow your profession If you’re proud to be a GRC Professional and of your membership with ACI, help spread the word and make your association even stronger. With strength in numbers, ACI can continue to ensure our advocacy programs have impact with senior decision makers, and in growth, we can provide ongoing support to your profession with quality education programs. Between now and 30 June, if you recommend a friend or colleague to join ACI, we are offering $160 credit towards any ACI event of your choice. Once your recommendation has become a member, ACI will issue you with an e-voucher for you to use on your next purchase with ACI. To take up this offer, contact ACI’s sales and marketing manager Caroline Lee on email@example.com for a referral form. Online short courses Learn more about specialised aspects of GRC by registering for an online short course by Blake Dawson’s salt training. Topics include: • Anti-money laundering • Bribery and corruption • Contract fundamentals • Environmental compliance • Insider trading • Privacy • and more. To find out more, visit www. acigrc.com, click on ‘Tools & Resources’, then ‘Shop’ and ‘Online Training’. The ACI and RMIA annual conferences have evolved to meet the changing needs of the profession and in 2012 have joined forces to deliver a combined Governance, Risk and Compliance conference experience for the first time in the Asia Pacific. Don’t miss this inaugural event which will showcase the regions’ leading experts in the GRC profession at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. This event will deliver a tailored professional development experience and facilitate excellent networking opportunities for delegates and sponsors. More information about the conference program will follow. The future is GRC Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. An integrated and strategic approach to business November 18 – 20, 2012 Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
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