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2015 Awardsarrow

2015 TMF Conference and Awards for Excellent announced

The TMF Risk Management Conference and Awards for Excellence was held this week at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. Sponsored by the self insurance service line, the two day event is designed to share knowledge around a range of topics in risk management as well as celebrate the successes and achievements of risk practitioners across the public sector.
The theme of this year’s TMF event was Culture & Leadership: building a risk aware workforce. The conference explored factors that enable and nurture an effective risk culture such as leadership, accountability, decision making, incentives, collaboration and open communication.
A key note address was delivered by Lieutenant General David Morrison AO (Retd), who discussed at length the challenges of changing the Army’s culture to be more inclusive of women and people from diverse backgrounds. The capacity crowd was fascinated by the innovative initiatives that Lieutenant General Morrison introduced into what was a 100 year old institution which hadn’t until 2012 dealt with issues such as inclusivity and diversity.
Across the conference there were a number of excellent presentations from organisations such as Victorian Managed Insurance Authority to the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Behavioural Insights Unit.
Attendees were also treated to plenaries from inspirational speakers Nick Arvanitis, Head of Workplace Research and Resources at Beyond Blue, Peter Baines OAM, Founder of Hands Across the Water, and former CEO of Sydney Water, Kerry Schott AO.
The conference concluded on Wednesday with the TMF Awards for Excellence. The penultimate event celebrated the achievements in risk management by Public Sector agencies that are covered by the Treasury Managed Fund (icare tmf).
The calibre of the finalists for the awards this year was strong. icare would like to congratulate all of the finalists, with an honourable mention given to the following winners for their outstanding achievements:

Category 1 - Frames and Systems

Department of Education | Daniel Palmer, R/Manager, Health & Wellbeing Unit
Project: Centralised Injury Management Model - Building Agility and Customer Focus
NSW LHD | Western Judy Robinson, Risk Manager
Partner: Allianz Australia Limited
Project: GIO Motor Vehicle Risk Management Program Pilot at Western New South Wales Local Health District
Highly Commended:
Department of Education | HeatherDring, Leader Professional Development
Partner: Allianz Australia Limited
Project: eSafety System – a world class Learning Content Management System for WHS

Category 2 - Process Innovation

Brendan Mott, Manager Health Promotion | Fire & Rescue NSW
Project: FRNSW Physical Aptitude Test - innovation fostering health and safety through improved firefighter fitness
Rosemary Geradis, R/Assistant Director and Marnie O’Brien, Director Work Health and Safety |
Department of Education
Project: Managing Anaphylaxis in NSW Government Schools

Category 3 - Design Innovation

NSW Ambulance | Clare Pemberton, WHS Manager
Project: THINK. An innovative education and awareness campaign that reduces manual handling injuries to front line.
Highly Commended:
NSW Police Force | Sgt Mick Stierli, Health and Fitness Officer
Project: NSW Police Force Reconditioning Program. Injury is an opportunity to make a better police officer

Category 4 - Individual Achievement in Return to Work (RTW)

Transport for NSW – Transport Shared Services | Amanda Breen, Return to Work Coordinator
Highly Commended:
Sydney Local Health District | Sarah Sheret, Return to Work Coordinator

Category 5 - Risk Leadership Individual

Fire & Rescue NSW | Mark Dobson, Wellbeing Coordinator
Clinical Excellence Commission | Malcolm Green, Lead.

People's Choice Award (selected by popular vote)

Department of Education | Managing Anaphylaxis in NSW Government Schools: an organisational approach

2014 Awardsarrow

Treasury Managed Fund Sharing Session - Featuring Previous Award Winners

Hosted by Suncorp Risk Services in May 2015

Health Journey with periscope

Innovative approaches for an integrated health and safety management system

 Managing risk in a live environment

Repetitive manual handling tasks and musculoskeletal disorders  

Safety Culture Living the Message

Using the safety strategy to drive improvement

Resilience: Your Healthy Lifestyle Guide (Trade and Investment)

Health and Safety Handbook (Trade and Investment)

 2014 Awards for Excellence

TMF Awards Winners 2014


Building Institutional Resilience presentation (PDF, 1.35MB), Jelenko Dragisic

Breaking the Web of 'Needless Disability': Thinking differently about disability and resilience presentation (PDF, 1.7MB), Robert Aurbach

Safe and Healthy at Work presentation (PDF, 4.3MB), Carmel Donnelly

Design Thinking presentation (PDF, 2.7MB), Prof. Kees Dorst

About the Awards

The Awards recognise people making a difference through improved performance, reducing costs to agencies and the icare tmf, regardless of the size and scope of the business.

Award finalists showcase their applications at the celebration event. The winners will have their achievement promoted across the tmf community using a variety of tmf networks and forums.

Award applications are judged by an independent panel of representatives from academia, industry and risk management.

2013 Awardsarrow

The 2013 TMF Risk Management Conference and Awards were held on 6-7 November 2013. Awards were presented on the second day of at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney. The awards recognise and celebrate leading practice in the NSW public sector. 


Conference Presentations

Organisational Change

Well designed work, leadership for improving worker health and organisational productivity (PDF, 282KB), David Caple, David Caple and Associates

Delivering Customer Service Through Innovation (PDF, 1.22MB), Jacinta Hargan, Transport for NSW

Resilience and Organisational Change, a psychological perspective (PDF, 2.13MB), Rachel Clements, Centre for Corporate Health

Managing Innovation and risk in public sector (PDF, 1.39MB), Mark Matthews, HC Coombs Policy Forum

An Ethical, Values-Based Government Sector Culture (PDF, 221KB), Peter McIlwain, Public Service Commission

Case Management

Interaction between human resources, industrial relations and workers compensation / return to work (PDF, 833KB), Megan Clark, Safety, Return to Work and Support Division

Typical Barriers and Solutions, RTW Psyhological Injury (PDF, 1.67MB), Fiona Green

Championing Positive Change to Improve Return to Work Outcomes (PDF, 725KB), Greg Pineo, Xchanging

Think Differently,  Make a Difference: pros and cons of share risk remuneration models (PDF, 792KB), Caroline Howe, Think Howe

Tracking Performance

Measuring and Evaluating Performance (PDF, 903KB), Laura Deverson, SICorp

Workers Compensation Trends Spikes and Hotspots (PDF, 914KB), Jusuf Luhur, SICorp

Health and Wellbeing

A healthier, safer, more productive NSW public sector (PDF, 757KB), Carmel Donnelly, Safety, Return to Work and Support Division

How to engage the workforce to achieve a sustainable safety culture (PDF, 222KB), Susan Cummings, Dupont

Communicating through Documentation (PDF, 2.12MB), Cathy Adams, GIO

Travel Protection

Your duty of care, doing it right (PDF, 814KB), Daniel Pritchard, Dynamiq


Corruption in the policy-reality gap (PDF, 439KB), Robert Waldersee, Independent Commission Against Corruption

Motor Vehicle Liability

A guide to fleet risk management (PDF, 761KB), Matthew Jupp, Vero

Health Liability

Patient Engagement, the price of not changing (PDF, 1.36MB), Karen Luxford, Clinical Excellence Commission


Risk management issues identified from litigation (PDF, 271KB), Mirella Fisicaro, Henry Davis York

Risk Assessment

The Corruptive Role of Cognitive Biases in the Assessment of Risk (PDF, 1.1MB), Susan Rafty, SICorp

Human Resources Management

Everything old is new again: the role of corporations in retaining older workers (PDF, 4.8MB), Caroline Howe, Think Howe

Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management Journey in TransGrid (PDF, 430KB), Meredith Sturman, TransGrid 

Award Winners

NSW Trade & Investment, People Learning and Culture, won the Frameworks and Systems, Work Health & Safety Award for their integrated safety management system.

Northern Sydney Local Health District, Mental Health Drug and Alcohol, won the Frameworks and Systems, Risk Management Award for their Enterprise risk management platform.

NSW State Emergency Service, Work Health and Safety, won the Frameworks and Systems, Injury Management Award for Implementation of SafeHold.

NSW Police Force, Operational Safety and Skills Command, won two awards, the PSRMA Initiative, Work Health & Safety Award and the People’s Choice Award for their D ring thigh holster.

The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network won the PSRMA Initiative, Operational Risk Management Award for Three dimensions of organisational excellence.

NSW Police Force, Health and Fitness Unit, won the PSRMA Initiative, Injury Management Award for Predicting and remediating police officers at risk of injury with a targeted fitness reconditioning program.

Narayan Mukkavilli & Emma Wallhead won the Leadership Award for the NSW Treasury, Risk Management Toolkit for Public Sector Agencies.

Highly Commended

Family & Community Services, Community Services, partnering with QBE Australia, were Highly Commended for the Frameworks and Systems, Injury Management Award, for their Psychological Injury Early Intervention program.

South Western Sydney Local Health District, Liverpool Hospital, were Highly Commended for the PSRMA Initiative, Operational Risk Management Award for their Strategic Risk Management in preparedness for emergency and disaster response.

Family & Community Services, Ageing, Disability & Home Care, partnering with QBE Australia, were Highly Commended for the PSRMA Initiative, Injury Management Award for their Early Intervention model for body stressing injuries. 


2012 Awardsarrow

Public Sector Risk Management Association (PSRMA) Innovation Award

This award is for organisations who have implemented an initiative or specific solution that has resulted in improved performance across any risk discipline.

Ambulance NSW

Frameworks and systems

This award recognises excellence in the implementation of a risk management related framework or system. Organisations have progressed in the implementation of a framework or system and have experienced improvements in work health and safety, injury management, risk, governance and/or audit outcomes.

Frameworks and systems: Work Health and Safety Award

Australian Technology Park

Frameworks and systems: Injury Management Award

Justice Health 

Frameworks and systems: Risk Management Award

Rural Fire Service 

Risk Leadership Award

This award is an opportunity to recognise those who have demonstrated a passion for risk management. Whether it is from within a government agency, a professional body/community of practice or a TMF services provider.  

Sydney Children's Hospital Network 

People’s Choice

As voted by the audience on the day.

Western Sydney LHD

 Updated: 31/05/16

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