RiskChase has a small team of consultants that have worked together on a variety of projects.
All consultants have worked with large organisations in a variety of management roles and are practical in their approach to risks and the precautions recommended.
Our team has a wide variety of backgrounds and specialist knowledge.
Meet the Team
John CollinsManaging Director
John is the Managing Director of RiskChase and is responsible for co-ordination of risk management services to clients within Australia and Asia. His career commenced as a public servant in the Health & Safety Executive in the UK providing legal and technical advice to a variety of organisations including major chemical facilities. He was responsible for all aspects of enforcement activity including court appearances for the prosecution.
A strong background in safety, environmental and loss control issues was gained in the UK with Shell Exploration and in Australia with Esso Australia. Activities at Shell included managing the industrial hygiene program, monitoring compliance with offshore legislation and major accident investigation including helicopter ditching incidents and platform explosions.
At Esso Australia John was responsible for safety and loss control activities within the Bass Strait operations. This involved the supervision of a multi-disciplinary group and involvement with Oil Industry associations.
Over the past 10 years John has consulted with a variety of organisations in Australia, Malaysia and Taiwan in areas of Occupational Health & Safety. In particular John specialises in the implementation of Work Health & Safety Management Systems across a variety of industries including process, hospitality, manufacturing, services, mining and construction. John has been responsible for many workshops and seminars associated with Work Health & Safety.
BSc (Hon) Chemistry University of Birmingham in the UK
MSc Occupational Safety & Hygiene, University of Aston in Birmingham
Stephen HorneSenior Consultant
Stephen is a specialist adviser, consultant and trainer in the field of integrity services, compliance and organisation performance improvement. This embraces dimensions including probity in procurement, corruption prevention, fraud control, ethics and culture, governance, risk and control, compliance, internal audit and performance audit (value for money studies).
Stephen developed a career in internal audit, moving onto specialist management and strategy reviews. He joined the executive team of the NSW Audit Office in 1991 as a foundation member of its performance audit function, and became Assistant Auditor-General in 2004.In 2006 he was appointed as the Chief Executive of IAB, a Government Trading Enterprise ($16 million annual revenue) that successfully competed against the private sector as an outsourced provider of a wide range of improvement services including internal audit, management consulting and misconduct investigations. Stephen left IAB in 2015 after nine years as CEO, during which time its revenue more than doubled, with over 600 assignments undertaken annually.
Stephen has undertaken assignments for the United Nations, the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, the Asian Development Bank and AusAid, encompassing control review and training assignments in New York and the Pacific Region. Stephen chaired the working group that published the Standards Australia Handbook on Probity Advising and co-wrote the Standard on Fraud Control and the Handbook on Transparency and Disclosure.
He has written landmark better practice guides on Fraud Control and Governance, and has published articles in both professional journals and major newspapers on transparency, whistleblower protection, freedom of information & governance.
Bachelor of Business, (University)
Post Graduate Qualifications in management communications & fraud control
Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia)
Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia