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Director, Risk Management

Apply now Job no: 492530
Work type: Full time ongoing
Location: Melbourne - CBD
Categories: Strategy & Governance

  • Opportunity to work in one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues
  • New role, join a supportive and collaborative organisation
  • Opportunity to make a difference and make your mark

The Organisation

Arts Centre Melbourne is Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts centre and the gateway to the thriving Melbourne Arts Precinct, home to one of the largest concentrations of cultural and creative organisations, practitioners and institutions in the world. As a national cultural and architectural landmark, Arts Centre Melbourne has showcased the best of Australian and international performing arts for over 30 years.

Its commitment is to bring people together to share in remarkable experiences through its core purpose to enrich the lives of Victorians- culturally, educationally, socially and economically. Each year it stages and presents more than 4,000 performances and events and welcomes over 3 million people through its doors. Home to Australia's leading performing arts companies, Arts Centre Melbourne presents exemplary international works alongside the best of Australian performing arts across genres including dance, theatre, music and opera, alongside an award-winning program of participation and learning.

Comprising over 45,000m2 (11+ acres) Arts Centre Melbourne venues feature Australia’s best theatres (State, Playhouse and Fairfax Studio), concert hall (Hamer Hall) and the iconic outdoor amphitheatre, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The visionary masterplan for the Reimagining of Arts Centre Melbourne was further cemented by the Victorian Government’s 2018 announcement of a once in a generation transformation for Melbourne Arts Precinct, with a refurbished Arts Centre Melbourne Theatres Building and Hamer Hall sitting at its gateway, alongside a new Arts Centre Melbourne fourth campus, all seamlessly linked by a new 18,000m2 public realm.

The Opportunity

A newly created role, this is an exciting opportunity for a talented and innovative Director, Risk, to provide stewardship of the Risk Management and Compliance function during a transformative period at the Arts Centre Melbourne.  The Director, Risk will provide expertise and exceptional leadership in shaping major strategies in managing Arts Centre Melbourne risk profile including managing compliance strategies, audit, and insurances.

The role will require someone with strong capabilities to partner with diverse divisions across the organisation and to champion effective identification and management of risk to the Trust, Risk Management and Audit Committee (RMAC), Executive and Leadership Team, project and line managers throughout the organisation.

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Considerable knowledge and experience of best practice risk, compliance and audit frameworks, methodologies and emerging practice
  • Extensive experience at a senior level, including risk management and likely to have been a risk or internal audit senior manager in a mid-sized to large, complex organisation
  • A sound understanding of corporate and organisational governance issues
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise and consult with Trustees, senior leaders and their teams, senior government officials,  stakeholders and senior external associates
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to use critical thinking and analysis skills to pro-actively problem solve, mitigate business risk and ensure deliverables meet required timelines
  • Strong experience in leading teams through significant change
  • A detailed knowledge of the regulatory framework impacting ACM, including the Financial Management Act and Standing Directions of the Minister for Finance is desirable.

Download File PD_Director Risk Management.pdf

In return, you will be joining an organisation currently involved in landmark projects that will be long standing in the Melbourne iconic landscape. Flexible working hours, professional development opportunities, onsite discounts, and great entertainment benefits.

How to Apply:

This recruitment is being managed by Heath & Ford.  Early applications are encouraged. All enquiries and applications are to be directed to David Butters on +61 420 525 728, email

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