About Us

Who We Are

The Australian Risk Policy Institute® is a non-political and non-profit organisation formed to promote and encourage greater focus on Strategic Risk Policy® in leadership, decision-making and management across all sectors in Australia. Strategic Risk Policy® is the driver and pinnacle of risk management and must be clearly articulated by Boards and Executive Committees to ensure integrated risk management is optimised – for best-practice performance and sound corporate governance.

Our Purpose

  • To contribute to the development of Strategic Risk Policy® covering whole-of-business-sector or whole-of-government approaches in Australia to ensure challenges, problems and opportunities facing the country are effectively addressed.
  • To ensure a Strategic Risk Policy® approach is better understood and articulated at senior executive levels, from cabinet ministers to boards and company executives and management teams.
  • To make comments on a range of issues, including policy and legislation, from risk-based perspectives.
  • To promote risk policy development and implementation, share Strategic Risk Policy® knowledge and understanding, provide a network for professionals interested in risk policy and conduct research into risk policies.
  • To publish papers on risk policy issues to promote community awareness, discussion and debate.

"Strategic Risk Policy® promotes ‘Awareness’ and ‘Anticipation.’ It offers an assured way to make informed and pre-emptive decisions – local to global decisions. It enables leadership paradigm change to recognise that ‘Today, Risk resides in Vulnerability and is concerned with Consequences."

Tony Charge FARPI

President & Chairman

Tony is an experienced senior executive across public, private and community sectors and co-founder of ARPI® and Strategic Risk Policy®™ with Michael Vincent from Monash University.

Tony’s diverse background has enabled him ‘to view things differently’ and contribute to the evolution of thinking about a new relationship between leadership and (redefined) risk for today’s world, in order to achieve informed decision-making.

Separately, though with an increasing degree of convergence, is Tony’s exploration and development of ‘qualitative analytics’ (Analytics 5.0) as part of mixed mode intelligence under the banner of Intelligence Augmentation (IA), with initial guidance from global academic Professor Keith Lyons.

Tony is an accredited risk and compliance professional and formerly an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra in leadership, risk, public policy, human resources and qualitative measurement. Tony is a Fellow of ARPI®, GRC Institute, RMIA, AFMA and IML.

Philip holds non-executive appointments with the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and MyWhiskyJourneys Pty Ltd, is a member of the Tasmanian Heritage Council and is the independent chair of the Risk and Audit Committee of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. He has been Vice President of the Australian Risk Policy Institute® since 2009.

Philip’s executive career spanned the OECD, the Australian Public Service and the Tasmanian and NSW public sectors.  His most recent appointment was as Chief Executive Officer of the Retirement Benefits Fund (2010 to 2017).

In the community sector, Philip was President of Swimming Tasmania (2001-2009), a Director of the Australian Swimming Foundation (2004-2006) and Chair of the St Michael’s Collegiate School Foundation (2004-2006).

Philip is a Fellow of ARPI®, AICD, CPA Australia, IPAA, AIST and IML and holds a BEc (Hons) from Sydney University, a BA from Queensland University and the Company Directors’ Diploma from UNE.

Philip Mussared FARPI

Vice-President Corporate

Gill Savage FARPI

Vice-President Global

Gill has extensive senior executive experience in government policy, programs and transformation. She led the Australian Government’s biometrics for border control program which included design and implementation of SmartGate in Australia and New Zealand, and redesign of air passenger analysis.

Currently Gill is a Fellow of the Australian Risk Policy Institute® and a Senior Fellow with the Northern Australia Strategic Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute® where her focus is on modern nation building, resilience and security.

Gill is an experienced Non-Executive Director having held board positions in the government, not for profit and private sectors. She was an independent member of the National Archives of Australia Executive Board, and an appointed director (and Chair, Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee) for a national sporting organisation and former member of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers board. She is a current member of the UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Industry Advisory Board.

Gill is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Executive Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, and holds an MBA in International Business.

Allan currently chairs FairerFuture.au, a for-purpose, non-profit think tank and advocacy organisation and is a member of the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Consumer Reference Panel

He has served as the Commonwealth Ombudsman, CEO of Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Energywatch UK and was deputy chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Allan is working in partnership with the NSW Department of Customer Service to prevent or reduce cyber fraud against senior citizens.

Allan Asher FARPI

Vice-President Competition & Consumer Policy

Suresh Pandy FARPI


Suresh is an outcome-focused professional with diverse national and international experience, driven by a passion for advancing Australia’s national security. As a Director of Cyber Security and digital Trust at Scyne Advisory, Suresh brings extensive expertise in cyber security strategy, governance, risk, threat intelligence, and architecture.

Suresh has successfully delivered critical projects of national interest, elevated cyber security posture and reduced risk for both Corporate and Non-Corporate Commonwealth entities.

Suresh is recognised for establishing architecture and security capabilities for Commonwealth agencies. Actively engaged in initiatives such as the Global Women in Cyber program, Suresh demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a guest speaker and panellist at the National Security College on cyber policy discussions, Suresh contributes to shaping the discourse on securing whole-of-government and whole-of-nation.

Suresh is a Fellow of ARPI®, a Board Member for strategic partnerships of the ISACA Canberra chapter and Board Director of Barwon Disability Research Council (BDRC), and holds an MBA from UNSW @ ADFA.

Luke is a passionate and visionary leader with extensive experience in strategic planning for advantage, effective governance and management system development, empowering teams and building positive culture through achievement. Experienced in developing, executing and leading strategic business initiatives including envisioning a better future and then linking investment, infrastructure operations, strategic alignment, transformation and delivery cross various infrastructure sectors. Innovator, intrapreneur, achiever.



Richard Windsor FARPI


Richard is a Senior Asset Management and Organisational Risk Consultant with 13 years’ experience working in strategic asset management, enterprise risk management, organisational resilience, incident preparedness and lifecycle delivery across finance (banking), public/private utilities, flood risk and infrastructure sectors in the UK and Australia.

Richard currently works for Jacobs Australia Pty Ltd in the Strategic Advisory and Cities + Places Solutions group, based in Canberra.  Prior to March 2021, Richard was based in London, UK, as Jacobs’ Asset Management Lead for the Thames Estuary 2100 Alliance Programme of flood risk management, tasked with developing an optimised programme of asset intervention on behalf of the Environment Agency.

Richard previously worked for the Environment Agency in asset management where his work included flood risk management operations of the Thames Barrier flood defence facility and the organisation-wide audit of critical flood risk infrastructure across 240+ operational locations.

Lisa Allmey-LaMaitre is an award-winning business leader and entrepreneur. With extensive expertise across IT consulting, health, retail/rental, retail, and events, Lisa has founded, owned, and operated four businesses in four different industries. Lisa lectures and mentors nationally and internationally in business, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Locally Lisa provides business advice and support to SMEs.

Lisa has been a Health Practitioner for 25 years and is well respected within Australian Industry. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science (majoring in psychology, neuroscience, biology) and an Advanced Diploma in Applied Science.

Lisa is devoted to building networks and is an Accredited Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, Founding Member of PRACI (Practitioner Research and Collaboration Initiative) and a member of an Industry Advisory Panel at Canberra Institute of Technology.

Lisa LaMaitre FARPI


Pip Wyrdeman FARPI

Strategic Advisor

Pip’s background spans University, Federal Government, Global Defence industry and Consulting covering biosciences, technology, intellectual property, Defence and national and cyber security. Pip holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in Management Science and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies. She is a Fellow of the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies.

Pip’s recent roles have included Senior Policy adviser to the Prime Minister and Minister Assisting in Cyber Security, Vice President C4i and Cyber for Elbit Systems of Australia, General Manager Delivery for Providence Consulting and most recently as a Cyber Partner with PWC Australia.

Pip is a futurist who is fascinated with the art of the humanly possible. Pip was drawn to ARPI and Strategic Risk Policy® because of its utility in looking to the future, identifying potential vulnerabilities and turning them into opportunities, particularly as we continue to innovate and create new technologies and ways of doing things.