Crisis & Consumer Response CCR13

Sydney, NSW
Thursday, 21 March 2013

Crisis & Consumer Response CCR13

Quantum of Crises
Does your organisation have the resilience it requires?

21 & 22 March 2013, Sydney

Confirmed speakers (as at 27 February 2013)
For session descriptions please use the program outline tab

David Faktor - Lessons from the Hospital Sector
Head of Public Affairs & Communications for St Vincents & Mater Health

Avril Henry - Keynote: Leadership in a Crisis

Accomplished speaker, published author and expert on leadership during a crisis.  She is passionate about leadership and will address delegates on the findings from her latest book Leadership Revelations II, How Australians Lead in Crises. Read more.   Avril's Leadership keynote will close day 1

Gerry McCusker

Gerry McCusker is an issues management specialist and the author of the book PR Disasters.  He "gets" all the dynamics and key issues relating to corporate, governmental and personal reputation. Gerry is a sought-after presenter at conferences and events in Australia, Asia-Pacific and the USA.

As a former Fairfax blogger and contributor to Business Spectator, Gerry's expertise on digital reputation is widely sought. His PR Disasters blog is widely read by reputation management advisers the world over.
Read more.
Gerry will be presenting a 1.5 hour workshop on day 2.

David Parsons
David is the Manager, Emergency Management and Security Unit, at Sydney Water.  A member of the national Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council and of the Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council’s Organisational Resilience Expert Advisory Group, David knows first hand what it’s like to pick up the pieces after mother natures fury. David has recently returned from advising on issues relating to water and Hurricane Sandy.  Read more. 
David's keynote will open day 2.

Dr Jason Price

Jason is an independent management consultant specialising in strategy, delivery and assurance of business change programs in complex, customer facing service operations.  He has 15 years’ experience as both a consultant and senior operational line manager, including positions in customer facing contact centres in New Zealand financial services and UK local government.  More importantly for CCR13 attendees, Jason has experienced managing contact centre responses "when the rubber hit the road” during tornado, flooding and earthquake incidents.   Read more  Jason will be presenting on day 2.

Derek Laney, Director Product Marketing Management, Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Derek is an advocate and commentator for cloud computing, and is passionate about understanding the application of consumer bred technologies to business.  In his role as director of product marketing for Asia Pacific he speaks as a thought leader on social marketing and works with enterprise customers on their social marketing transformations. Derek is a regular speaker at industry events, and an avid consumer of social media. We are delighted to be hearing from Derek on day one of CCR13 on social media's role in a crisis.

Karen Stevens, Ombudsman, Insurance and Savings Ombudsman NZ
Karen is a barrister and qualified arbitrator and mediator. With a background in civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, she was appointed Insurance & Savings Ombudsman (“ISO”) for New Zealand in May 1998.  The ISO is responsible for overseeing a free and independent dispute resolution service for customers of participating financial service providers.  Karen will be sharing a case study based on the recent Canterbury Earthquakes on the issue of vulnerable consumers.

Dr Brendan French, General Manager, Group Customer Relations, CBA

Brendan French looks after customer experience for all CBA companies, including complaint handling, incident management and business improvement.  He has previously worked as an Ombudsman, academic, commercial negotiator, author and company director. Brendan is also on the SOCAP Australia Board along with the CCR13 planning committee and is taking great delight in preparing an interactive Hypothetical Workshop to torture delegates with.


Andy Rodger
Andy Rodger is the Manager of Ministerial Services and the Complaints Management Service of Inland Revenue, New Zealand.  Prior to that, Andy spent many years in various compliance roles within Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK.  More recently Andy has been involved in earthquake recovery following Christchurch’s tremors and quakes, plus has recent experience in handling a departmental data and privacy breach.  Andy will share a case study on how a Government Department dealt with a privacy breach.

Geoffrey Stackhouse
Geoffrey is the Managing Director of Clarity Solutions.  He is an MBA-trained former management consultant with more than 25 years’ experience in journalism.  He has a unique perspective on how to engage strategically and effectively in a crisis with a specific focus on the media.  Geoffrey is joining us once again after his highly popular Crisis Communications 2012 presentation.He is in demand across Australia and around the region with an extensive list of high profile clients and has worked for many Australian ASX listed companies.  He is the Managing director of Clarity Business Solutions 

Kerry Edgecombe, Manager Policy and Pricing, Business Planning and Capability, Sydney Water

Kerry has worked in the community services area for not for profits, local government and state owned corporations for more than 20 years.  She has worked with a broad range of target groups including seniors, youth, homeless people, children and families and CALD customers. Services and programs have included employment, homelessness, crisis, local government, housing, educational, mental health and hardship.
She is currently Manager of Policy and Pricing at Sydney Water where she has recently set up a new Payment Assistance Program. Prior to this she worked as National Program Manager – Hardship Prevention for an energy retailer. Kerry will contribute on a panel on the topic of Vulnerable consumers and hardship in times of crisis 

Steve Newton, Managing Director, Newton Risk-Stream Management 
Steven Newton is the Managing Director of  Newton Risk-Stream Management.  Steve will draw upon his 15+ years at Metcash in risk management, most recently coordinating all of their responses to the 2011 crisis events of floods, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis, water contamination, plus the 2009 pandemic planning and responses.  Steve was formerly at Metcash as Head of Operations Risk Management, and right up until late 2012 was immediate past Chairman of Australia’s Food Sector, and head of the Retailer Action Working Group (RAWG) for the last six years for Pandemic planning.  Steve is on the SOCAP Australia Board, along with the CCR13 planning committee. Steve will assist us with How to engage multiple stakeholders in creating a crisis plan.

Paul Matthews

Paul is currently the General Manager Marketing & Stakeholder Relations at Victorian Regional Transport Operator, V/Line where he is responsible for marketing, communications, media, digital development, research, community and customer relations. Paul started at V/Line early in 2010.   Prior to this, Paul held senior management roles at Yarra Trams, a metropolitan bus company, a travel agency and the interstate coach sector.
Additionally, Paul’s involvement in the tourism and transport sectors spans more than 20 years. He is qualified in business, special event management, public relations, workplace training and marketing. Paul will share a case study with us Getting V/Line back on the tracks.

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With several more speakers and case studies in the pipeline, we will advise as soon as details become available.

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