Associate Director—Broadleaf Capital Int. PTY Ltd., Victoria, Australia
Mr. Grant Purdy has specialized in risk management for the past 30 years, working across a wide range of industries and in many countries. He is a recognized expert in this field and is currently working with a number of clients to implement comprehensive risk management using ISO 31000. Grant is Chairman of the Australian Risk Management Committee responsible for the Risk Management Standard AS/NZS 4360 and co-author of the 2004 version of the Standard and the associated Handbook. Prior to Broadleaf, Grant led the global Risk Management team at BHP Billiton that created the Enterprise-wide Risk Management framework and strategy that is now recognized as world best practice within the resources sector. He is also the nominated expert representing Australia in the ISO Working Group on Risk Management. Grant has been instrumental in the development of ISO Risk Management Standard 31000. Grant graduated from Hull University with an honors degree in Chemistry in 1977. He gained a postgraduate diploma in Safety and Hygiene at the University of Aston in Birmingham. He holds professional qualifications of Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, European Chemist and Chartered Scientist.