QRMC Risk Management is comprised of a team of dedicated consultants with a wide range of industry backgrounds and experience. Each member of the QRMC team is a skilled all-round consultant in business management advisory services, and each also brings to the team an area of special expertise. QRMC’s team works closely together, sharing knowledge and experience, supporting each other in the delivery of high quality services to our clients, and building on each others’ strengths to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.
Steve O’Rourke joined the QRMC team as Managing Director from a platform of founding and then managing a Civil and Environmental Engineering Consultancy for over a decade. Preceding this, he spent seventeen years working in the public sector as a project manager designing and delivering major infrastructure projects. This saw Steve in a variety of roles from Site Engineer through to Senior Project Manager, overseeing significant budgets and managing multidisciplinary teams.
As part of his work as a consultant, Steve has undertaken a wide range of Risk Management Studies, particularly focussing on infrastructure works and development of enterprise risk management programs. These Risk Management works have complemented his existing skill base in undertaking Value Management and Strategic Planning Studies throughout Australia.
In addition to undertaking Risk Management Studies, Steve has advised and coached organisations on the development and implementation of Risk Management systems and has developed and delivered Risk Management training for their staff. Steve has also developed and helped implement Quality, Environmental and Work Health and Safety Management Systems for a range of organisations. These activities have utilised Steve’s extensive management experience gained over his years in the private and public sector managing organisations of up to several hundred staff, across a wide range of disciplines.
Underpinning his practical experience, Steve holds an MBA, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), plus a number of Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas. Professional Memberships include being a Fellow of Engineers Australia (NPER Registered), Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland (RPEQ), Practitioner Member (Registered Facilitator) of the Institute of Value Management Australia and a member of the Risk Management Society (RIMS). Steve is also a Principal OHS Auditor certified by RABQSA (now named Exemplar Global).
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David is a highly experienced consultant with experience across a broad spectrum of risk and work health and safety management works since 2001.
Coming from a work health and safety background, in recent years his focus has been on the auditing and development of Safety Management Systems, including development and implementation of strategic reviews and plans, analysing performance, and managing remedial interventions. He has also been responsible for policy and procedure development, the provision of management coaching and training in risk and WHS, as well as formally reviewing / auditing safety management systems.
David is also highly experienced in carrying out Risk Management activities. This encompasses all levels from on-site hazard identification and risk assessments through to the development and implementation of Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks and also the review of existing risk management programs.
David holds a Masters of Health Science and a Graduate Diploma of OH&S, is an Accredited Workplace Health and Safety Self-Insurance Auditor for Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and an Accredited Auditor for Electrical Safety Management Systems for the Electrical Safety Office, and is also a Principal OHS Auditor certified by RABQSA (now named Exemplar Global). Professional Memberships include Chartered Professional Member of Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) and member of Risk Management Institute of Australia (RMIA).
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Paul has performed as a management consultant since 2000, during which time he has worked with a range of large organisations across various industries to audit and develop their quality, safety and environmental management systems.
Originally from a background in education then security and loss control, Paul moved to a consulting role focussing on achieving compliance and certification for clients against ISO 9001, ISO 41001 and OHSAS 18001 and has audited, developed, implemented and tested systems in all of these areas.
Paul is highly skilled in developing and implementing new policies and procedures in quality, safety and environmental management, drawing on the best of any existing documentation to minimise rework, and then assisting staff to use new processes through the development and facilitation of training programs. Due to his broad experience across a range of organisations, Paul is quickly able to gain an understanding of an organisation’s context and specific issues, and to use this appreciation to develop strategies to assist these organisations in terms of systems management and organisational development.
Drawing on his wide experience in the development, implementation and use of systems, Paul audits against compliance and best practice requirements to clearly articulate areas for practical improvement.
Paul can also assist with risk management services including risk assessments, development and delivery of risk management training workshops, the development and implementation of risk management frameworks, and the review and upgrading of existing programs; and business continuity management services, including facilitation of Business Impact Analysis workshops and the development and testing of Business Continuity Plans.
Paul holds lead auditor certification to the internationally recognised OHSAS 18001 and is a Principal OHS Auditor certified by RABQSA (now named Exemplar Global). Professional Memberships include member of Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) and member of Risk Management Institute of Australia (RMIA).
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Dr Ron Black
Dr Ron Black has extensive experience in risk management, project management, environmental studies and impact assessment, engineering hydrology, climatology, and in negotiation, and expert testimony at senior levels in these fields. He is a very experienced lecturer and facilitator, has published widely in these fields, and was also a member of the Queensland Government’s Major Projects Advisory Panel for 5 years.
From 1988 to early 1997, Dr Black was Regional General Manager, Queensland and an Executive Director of Kinhill Pty Ltd, since which time he has delivered consultancy services across a wide variety of fields. Ron has worked with QRMC as a management consultant for over 15 years.
Ron has undertaken a wide range of environmental research programmes and has significant teaching experience in hydrology and environmental science, particularly in relation to mining and infrastructure developments. His more significant project responsibilities in the environmental area have included the role of Environmental Manager for the Papua New Guinea-Queensland Gas Pipeline Project; the South Coast Motorway in south-east Queensland; the Queensland Phosphate project in north-west Queensland; the environmental studies associated with the expansion of the Olympic Dam project in South Australia, and the Jabiluka uranium project in the Northern Territory.
Dr Black’s risk management experience covers projects for a number of State and Local government agencies across Queensland risk assessments, public liability exposure, natural disaster risk management and workplace health and safety management issues. Ron has also delivered risk management services and plant hazard assessments for a range of small to very large private sector clients.
Professional Memberships include being a Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland (RPEQ), and Chartered Professional Engineer.
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Adrian Savage joined the QRMC team from a senior position leading risk management programs in the Queensland public sector. Preceding this he spent ten years as a full time educator in the engineering faculties within TAFE Queensland (Department of Employment, Training and Industrial Relations), and prior to this was State Maintenance Engineer with Mitchell Engineering Company. Previous experience included six years as an electrical engineering officer in the British Merchant Navy, which role expended into the development of specific Risk Management Programs within the navy.
Since joining QRMC Adrian has delivered services to a wide variety of organisations across both the public and private sectors. His service delivery has ranged over all areas of risk management, work health and safety and auditing, business continuity management, corporate governance, facilitation and training.
Adrian has lectured extensively in Risk Management and was for many years on the academic staff of Queensland University of Technology. He has written a number of papers on the subject and has been a member of the Executive of the Association of Risk and Insurance Managers of Australasia Queensland Chapter.
Adrian has tertiary qualifications in education and electrical engineering and post-graduate qualifications in occupational health and safety and risk management. Adrian is an Accredited Workplace Health and Safety Self-Insurance Auditor for Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, and an Accredited Auditor for Electrical Safety Management Systems for the Electrical Safety Office.
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QRMC has established an association with a wide network of professionals. These teams of specialists provide complementary skills and services which enable QRMC to address the full spectrum of organisational issues.
Included in the network are:
- Electrical safety
- Ergonomic workplace and workstation assessments
- Engineering (civil, environmental etc.)
- Project management
- Third Party Certification (Conformity Assessment Bodies)
- Corporate health
- Human resource management.