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Stephen Kelson

Specialist Adviser – Risk and Compliance

Stephen is a senior Risk and Compliance leader with extensive experience in developing and implementing successful risk management policies and frameworks. He is proficient at identifying and evaluating risk in technological, human and transactional orientated environments (with a gambling focus) or aligned projects. He is highly experienced in providing assurance across 1st line operations, analysing business processes to determine “gaps and vulnerabilities”, and developing reports documenting risk and compliance outcomes, with focus on the robustness and effectiveness of risk management frameworks, the policies and management of governance committees, workforce day-to-day processes and practices, the effectiveness of risk control mitigation steps taken by management, risk profile acceptability, along with risk profile trend analysis.

Stephen has deep understanding of transactional analysis and tools to manage large data sets, experience in 1st, 2nd and 3rd line risk roles with a focus on investigation, analysis, remediation and decision-making capability uplift. He has led and participated in specialist and multi-disciplined teams that have delivered Risk Management outcomes for organisations including the Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Taxation Office, the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), Tabcorp.