Adelaide Airport wins national risk management award

Enterprise Risk and Environment Manager, Patty Therrios

Adelaide Airport’s Enterprise Risk and Environment Manager, Patty Therrios, has been named national ‘Risk Professional of the Year’ by the GRC Institute at its recent 21st annual awards in Melbourne.

The GRCI Annual Awards were created to recognise outstanding contributions by individuals and corporations to the development, understanding, or implementation of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) systems in Australia.

Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mark Young, said Patty and her risk & compliance team have performed at the highest level for a sustained period and were exceptional recipients of the award.

“Risk management is understandably an essential component of the aviation sector.  Patty and her team have significantly built upon the way Adelaide Airport views risk and compliance with tangible change, innovation and best in class risk management,” Mr Young said.

“While this area has always been a high priority for us, Patty and the entire airport team have recently taken Adelaide Airport’s risk management systems to a new level. More broadly, the highly engaged culture in relation to hazard and incident management has translated directly to a safer workplace. The strength of the culture is observable at all levels of the business starting with the governance framework set by shareholders and the Board.

“At a national level, Patty was involved in founding the Australian Airports Association Risk and Compliance Networking Group, which she currently chairs, so risk management initiatives and best practice from airports around Australia are now being shared.”

Managing Director of GRCI, Naomi Burley, said: “The GRCI Awards judging panel members were impressed by the rigour of the approach to the work undertaken, the rapidity of implementation and the flow on affects it potentially will have on the industry as a whole by setting best practice standards.

“To meet the criteria of our awards is difficult, to be the best in the strong field we were presented with this year, is outstanding.”