Governance Institute: Managing Mandatory Reporting and Reputation

Date:  Thursday, 8 February 2018
Time:  12:30pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Kott Gunning Lawyers, Level 8, AMP Building 140 St Georges Terrace
Format: a light lunch will be served

Cyber risk attracts a lot of headlines; it deserves to. Cyber is one of the most acute risks facing Australian businesses, and it is only going to increase as criminals get easier access to more sophisticated tools, and Australia’s mandatory data-breach reporting begins in February 2018.

Prior to the introduction of the new cyber laws, join us to discuss how these changes could impact your reputation and brand, what preparations you can still make, and the future of cyber risk mitigation.

Our panel will discuss –

  • What does a company need to do from 22 February 2018 to comply with mandatory reporting requirements, and how might a poorly managed data breach have serious implications for the board
  • How will the new law serve as a force for growth and innovation, encouraging organisations to adopt more rigorous data protection protocols and modernise their business practices for a data-driven world
  • What can an organisation do to help protect their reputation in the event of a cyber breach, and how can trust be rebuilt following a public data-breach.


Tom Darbyshire, Partner, Kott Gunning Lawyers
Tom specialises in matters arising out of the Corporations Act, particularly in relation to directors’ duties, corporate governance and insolvency and also advises liquidators, secured and unsecured creditors and businesses on all aspects of insolvency and reconstruction.
He has acted in, advised on and written about Board disputes, recovery actions by external administrators and bankruptcy trustees, directors’ duties in an insolvency context and fiduciary duties of office holders. Tom is a professional member of the Australian Reconstruction and Insolvency and Turnaround Association.

Daniel Coster, Associate, Kott Gunning Lawyers
Daniel is experienced in insurance law with a particular interest in the emerging area of cyber law.  He has published a number of articles on cyber risk/security and legislative developments affecting business in this area.

(Please note Daniel Coster has replaced Katrina Welch on the panel.)

Kelly Butler, National Cyber Leader, Marsh Pty Ltd
Kelly oversees client advisory and placement services for cyber risk throughout Australia. She also serves as the senior cyber advisor for Marsh’s largest clients.
With over 20 years insurance experience gained in Australia, New Zealand and the UK with the last 8 years spent designing financial lines insurance programs for large corporate and publicly listed clients. She has extensive knowledge of Cyber, Directors and Officers Liability, Professional Indemnity and Crime insurances products.

Jamie Wilkinson, Director of Design and Digital, Cannings Purple
Jamie is one of Perth’s most credentialed corporate digital strategists. Having literally written the compliance book on social media for the BBC in the UK, he now runs WA’s first boardroom social and digital masterclass, and advises companies on digital transformation, campaigning and social governance.
This year he has presented at events hosted by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), the International Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications Forum, and the Resilience Crisis Conference.

For more information and to register go to the Governance Institute’s event page