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
Suzanne Hayes Senior Consultant
Suzanne Hayes has over 20 years of experience in compliance and compliance related areas. Her experience ranges from the project and contract management of large international development projects, with expenditure in excess of A$5 million, and their myriad legal, contractual and reporting requirement to organisational risk identification and management at both a strategic and operational level. She has also had vast experience with governance and organisation risk management for organisations ranging from small NGO’s to multinational companies.
For the last 10 years Suzanne has been working with a variety of international aid agencies and their aid projects both overseas and nationally. Her work has been to ensure compliance with Australia government contractual and various state and federal agency requirements; monitoring and evaluation of project designs and outcomes and conducting detailed annual self-assessments against code of conduct. Suzanne has also been closely involved with development of policies and procedures relating to quality and agency accreditation and work health and safety and organisational risk management.
Most recently Suzanne has been involved with the development and implementing of work health and safety management systems (both hard copy and web-based) for industrial and food handling companies to ensure practical compliance with both NSW legislation and Australian Standards. This work involved reviewing risk assessments, conducting internal audits, undertaking in-house training and updating WHS policies and procedures.
Occupation, Health and Safety, Certificate IV, TAFE (2007) currently upgrading to Certificate IV Work Health and Safety (NSCA).
Diploma of Project Management, UNE Partnerships, Australia (1999)
A. in Office Management, (majored in Politics) University of Canberra (1985-87)
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