Helping critical services prepare, survive and thrive in the face of major disaster events
2:00pm: Jessica Dickers, Editor, Infrastructure magazine and MC
2:10pm: Toby Kent, Co-founder, EllisKent and Chair, Future Business Council
Keynote: Societal resilience and critical infrastructure
2:45pm: Sam Kernaghan, Director of Resilience Program, Committee for Sydney
Rebuilding after disaster events
3:20pm: Panel - Future-proofing infrastructure
There are a lot of different challenges facing Australia’s critical infrastructure, from cyber security to climate change, bushfires, and the impacts of COVID-19. But there are also significant opportunities within these events to increase the resilience of our assets. This industry panel features leaders from across the water, rail and energy sectors to discuss how best to future-proof our infrastructure from a range of disaster events, and give insights into the innovative initiatives they are undertaking in their own organisations.
Penny Joseph, Head of Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation, Sydney Water
Fiona Dunk, Group Crisis, Emergency and Security Manager, Jemena
Tom Celinski, Chief Technology Officer, Nearmap
4:10pm: Closing remarks
4:15pm: WEBINAR CLOSE
Penny Joseph - Head of Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation, Sydney Water
Penny joined Sydney Water in 2013 as a Business Planning Manager having previously worked in several transformational roles in the solar and aerospace industries. She is currently Head of Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation, responsible for leading a range of programs designed to enhance the reliability, quality and security of Sydney Water’s products and services in the face of a diverse range of challenges.
Most recently this has included overseeing the organisation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring a robust approach to delivering world class water services for staff and customers alike. Penny has a Bachelor of Engineering (first class honours), and a Master of Business Administration.
Fiona Dunk - Group Crisis, Emergency and Security Manager, Jemena
Fiona Dunk has more than 30 years of experience in crisis and emergency management, security and resilience most recently as the Group Crisis, Emergency and Security System Manager for Jemena. Fiona holds a Masters Degree in Business Technology from the University of New South Wales and has held roles in the Royal Australian Navy, Marine Safety Management, Port Emergency and Security Management, Crisis/Emergency management Consultancy and Project Management. In her current role, she is responsible for ensuring Jemena has an effective resilience program across all sites it owns and operates in Australia, as well as the many energy clients it serves through its Zinfra Contracting and Servicing brand.