Welcome to the December edition of the R2A newsletter, the last of 2018. It’s been another busy period since we last wrote, most notably with Richard presenting at three conferences. In October it was the International Standard for maritime Pilot Organisations' (ISPO) International User Group (IUG) Annual conference in Brisbane on “How to improve the Risk Assessment Model with Due Diligence”. This received great feedback, including from the ISPO working group who said they want to adopt the due diligence approach in their Standard. This was followed in November with a presentation “Wildlife Strikes: What your Airport needs to know to keep it out of the Courts” at the Australian Airports Association National Conference, also in Brisbane, and then “Demonstrating Due Diligence in Marine Pilotage” at the New Zealand Maritime Pilots Association (NZMPA) in Wellington, NZ.

As you can see, we can tailor our presentations on engineering due diligence to your audience; if you’d like us to present in 2019 we’d love the opportunity to discuss your needs. 

Gaye also attended the recent Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Directors’ Update on “Corporate Governance in Overdrive”. It was a really good event that discussed the expectation of Boards to ensure their organisation is well governed, ethical and responsible. Or, in our words, diligent!

Below we share an article from Richard discussing the recent adoption by European Courts of due diligence and what this means for an entire team’s diligent decision making, we have the release of the first 2019 dates of our Engineering Due Diligence Workshop with EEA, and a quick wrap of 2018.

But before you scroll down, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and safe holiday season. Our last office day for 2018 is Friday 21 December and we re-open on Monday 7 January. 

If you’d like to start 2019 with your first diligent decision, get in contact for a friendly chat on how we can be your independent risk advisers. Email us at risk@r2a.com.au or call 1300 772 333 


2019 Engineering 

Due Diligence Workshop dates


We're happy to announce we are continuing our Engineering Due Diligence Workshops in partnership with Engineering Education Australia (EEA). The first 2019 dates and venues have been set as 20 & 21 March in Brisbane, 15 & 16 May in Melbourne, and 19 & 20 June in Perth. 

The 2-day workshop is perfect for anyone who needs to demonstrate due diligence within a governance framework.

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European Courts adopt

 Due Diligence


Following on from presenting at the recent NZMPA Conference in Wellington NZ, Richard has written this article after hearing Antonio Di Lieto, a senior instructor at CSMART, Carnival Corporations Cruise ship simulation centre in the Netherlands. Antonio discussed how a recent judgment in Italian courts had reinforced the paramountcy of the due diligence approach, in this instance within the civil law, inquisitorial legal system. Richard discusses what it means for everyone involved in Marine Pilotage.

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2018 Year Wrap


R2A was again privileged to work with many clients throughout 2018 providing due diligence advice that enabled them to manage their critical risk issues. In addition, Gaye continued her role on the Powerline Bushfire Safety Committee, Richard delivered numerous public and in house courses on Engineering Due Diligence and R2A presented at a number of conferences and forums throughout the year.

Best wishes to all and we hope to chat due diligence in 2019. 

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