Vanessa  Thurlwell

Vanessa Thurlwell

Vanessa Payne has 10 years of experience in Risk Management, primarily Enterprise and Operational Risk Management and graduated in 2000 with a BA and Honors in Environmental Management from UKZN. Vanessa’s specialist skills include advisory and implementation at all phases of the risk management cycle, from analyzing risk management maturity and conducting gap analyses against risk frameworks and regulations including King III, ISO 31000, developing risk appetite and risk management frameworks, facilitating risk management activities including risk assessments, reporting, control assessments and conducting training at all levels in an organization. Other areas of risk management in which she is proficient include Business Continuity Management, Environmental Risk Management and Sustainability Risk Management. Her experience in Knowledge Management also gives her a unique understanding of the need for information management and knowledge sharing to develop capabilities and encourage innovation within an organization. Vanessa has worked in many industries including mining, manufacturing, construction, retail, banking and insurance. Vanessa has had two 12 part series of articles published in Enterprise Risk Management Magazine and has spoken at many conferences on Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Management and her practical approach to risk management is well received.