First listed on: 23 May 2024

Risk and Governance Manager

The Risk and Governance Manager is a key senior position, which will provide oversight, expertise and lead responsibility for Stadiums Queensland (SQ)’s organisational and strategic risk, contemporary policies and operationalisation of key governance and best practice requirements. Additionally, the Risk and Governance Manager will provide quality assurance reviews and coordinate internal audit reviews.

Key tasks:

  • Lead the implementation and oversee SQ’s Risk Management Framework ensuring the ongoing effective identification, assessment and mitigation of organisational and strategic risks with reporting to senior management, the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (ARCC) and SQ’s Board as required. 
  • Ensure SQ’s overarching and venue’s Business Continuity Plans are applicable to SQ’s operations and collaborate with the business to ensure all related documents remain current and aligned.
  • Oversee SQ’s internal audit function co-ordinating the completion of review areas as per the approved annual internal audit plan and subsequent reporting to the ARCC. 
  • Lead the review and implementation of policies and procedures for all areas of direct responsibility in compliance with applicable legislation and standards, and facilitate organisational efficiencies in accordance with SQ’s risk appetite.
  • Provide oversight and partner with policy owners across SQ to ensure all Policies are current and approved as required.
  • Manage SQ’s governance practices to support enabling operational effectiveness and efficiency taking account of SQ’s risk appetite. 
  • Undertake periodical quality assurance reviews to assess staff compliance with key organisational policies and provide guidance to staff to enable continuous improvement.
  • Develop organisational capabilities, and support skill development and training initiatives to adequately equip staff relating to organisational governance and risk management. 
  • Provide expert and timely advice to the Group Executive, Finance and Corporate Services, senior management and the Board in the areas relevant to the position as required from time to time. 
  • Maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders (including internal and external e.g. QAO, Internal Audit, risk consultants).
  • Prepare and assist with production of ARCC papers and Board papers where relevant. 

About you:

  • Tertiary qualification in a related discipline (e.g. Law, Commerce, Accounting/ Finance/Business) or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a risk and/or governance role or similar.
  • Ability to work independently, self-manage and prioritise workloads and projects.
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills.
  • Highly developed data analysis skills and policy development skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the proven ability to explain complex issues in plain English.
  • High degree of computer literacy.
  • Experience in making presentations at Senior Executive Management and Board level.

Applications close Sunday 2 June 2024

Please visit the Stadiums Queensland Careers page, for the full position description and details on the application process.

The organisation:

SQ is charged with the management of major sports facilities that are declared under Queensland Government regulation as being venues having the capacity to stage national or international sports events, recreational or entertainment experiences. SQ’s portfolio of venues include Suncorp Stadium, The Gabba, Sleeman Sports Complex, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Cbus Super Stadium, Queensland Tennis Centre, and People First Stadium

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