Risk Advisory services
Protecting your value and people

Design | Review | Implement

SW offers a full spectrum of Risk Advisory services across all sectors to support your organisation’s strategy, performance and sustainability.

A broad range of challenges and business risks are faced by organisations of all sizes: 
Governance | strategic | operational | reputational | financial | regulatory | technology

Our specialists provide tailored services that assist businesses to proactively understand, mitigate and manage these risks to protect business value, performance and its people.

Risk Advisory broadly falls into two categories, with services reflecting the purpose for which they are needed by your organisation.

Consulting services

Assist with the successful design or transformation of your organisation’s governance, systems, processes and culture.

Assurance services

Assist with the review of enterprise, functional or project controls to provide an independent view on their design and operating effectiveness.

Our services

The lists below outline our services in each of the risk categories. Please download our brochure for more information on our approach and experience.

Crisis & Resilience

  • Preparedness for crisis, emergencies and disruptive incidents

  • Organisational resilience strategy | Business continuity planning, practice and testing

  • Test resilience of key vendors and third parties | IT resilience and disaster recovery | Cyber incident response readiness

Foundations & Compliance

  • Develop governance frameworks to meet regulatory standards (eg ASX, ACNC, ATO, ASIC, APRA)

  • Design or review risk policies and frameworks (at enterprise, functional or project levels)

  • Design or review compliance policies and frameworks | Risk-based roadmaps to meet new or changing regulatory requirements

Governance & culture

  • Enhanced governance practices (corporates, listed entities, public sector agencies, family offices, NF0s, schools, foreign owned)

  • Accountabilities, remuneration, incentives, director duties, board skills assessments, performance reviews

  • Review of current state culture and conduct vs organisational values and stakeholder expectations (rapid diagnostic or deep dive)

Operational Risk 

  • Information and cyber security risk assessment (qualitative & quantitative) | Security design, testing and resilience

  • Co-sourced or outsourced internal audit services Probity/fraud reviews | Regulatory audits | Streamlined assurance reviews (ATO readiness)

  • Improving workplace health and safety systems to safeguard people and assets | Verifying WHS due diligence obligations for officers

  • Enhanced sustainability practices (ESG) | Third party risk management | Supply chain assurance Modern slavery risk analysis, reporting and testing

Strategic Risk

  • Develop or refresh organisational risk profile | Defining the risks that matter and a proportionate response

  • Definition and alignment of risk appetite (eg board and executive) Insights to enable informed choices and trade-offs

  • Data analytics and visualisation to support predictive risk thinking and smarter internal audit programs

Reach out to our specialist risk advisors below to discuss your organisation’s needs.

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Get in touch

Jonathan Thomas

E jthomas@sw-au.com

Kerry McGoldrick

E kmcgoldrick@sw-au.com