November 13, 2019

2019 Resilience Symposium

Clyde & Co is delighted to invite you to our annual Resilience Symposium which will be held in Sydney on Wednesday, 13 November 2019.

This half-day session is designed to provide you with practical guidance to enable you, and your organisation, to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to change and disruption.

Join Clyde & Co partners and resilience experts for this informative session and better equip your organisation to handle and survive a crisis, respond to complex challenges and succeed in an uncertain world.

This event is aimed at business leaders, key decision makers, risk professionals and general counsels.

If you have any questions or would like to attend, please contact


8:30am l Registration 

9:00am l Welcome
Peter Hirst, Senior Partner, Clyde & Co  

9:15am | Keynote presentation - Responding to climate change 
Business leaders are facing widespread economic disruptions caused by manmade perils and climate change. Dr O'Connell will discuss the Resilience, Adaptation Pathways and Transformation Approach (RAPTA) that the CSIRO has developed to help companies design and manage interventions.
Dr Deborah O'Connell, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

10:00am | Panel - Building resilience to regulatory risks
Our panel will examine global and Australian regulatory trends and consider the steps that organisations and boards can take to build resilience in managing evolving non-financial risks, conduct risk and culture. 
Christian Gergis, Head of Policy, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Renee Bertuch, Chief Executive Officer, Cannings Corporate Communications
Iona Cheng, Director - Ethics and Compliance Consulting, Control Risks
Facilitated by Janette McLennan, Partner, Clyde & Co

10:45am | Morning Tea

11:15am | Workshop - The life cycle of a crisis
Clyde & Co partners will work through the life cycle of a crisis from incident response to regulatory engagement and subsequent class actions. Our case studies in this workshop will cover cyber, safety, corporate governance, casualty, and environmental risks, and our partners will offer practical guidance for dealing with each of the stages of a crisis.

12:15pm | Closing Remarks
Michael Tooma, Managing Partner - Australia, Clyde & Co 

12:30pm - 2:00pm | Lunch