Talking about their latest expansion, Reliance Risk Managing Director, Wayne Middleton said: “Reliance Risk has been working with New Zealand clients for 7 years and have been looking at expanding our presence in the market there for some time. I have worked for Adam with him as a client, and have enormous respect for his knowledge and skills in many facets of managing risk in the venues and events industries. Adam is well known to the events and venues industry throughout the country and has a solid background in venue management, entertainment and events, making him an ideal addition to the Reliance team. Utilising Adam’s local market knowledge and our wider Reliance network, we are looking forward to continuing to grow and support our New Zealand client base.”
Adam Lynch has worked with Reliance Risk on a number of projects in the past. “I trust the company’s products and services. They are of a high quality, very practical and were of great value to the organisations I worked for. I was very excited when an opportunity arose to join the team.” “The timing for a New Zealand office is ideal. New Zealand is now five years into our new Health & Safety legislation, there is an increasing trend toward reviewing existing management systems, and ensure they are fit for purpose, and keeping up with legislative and industry changes.” Says Lynch.
Following new health and safety laws five years ago, an increased focus on terrorism after the Christchurch incident, and now the COVID-19 pandemic; venue managers and event organisers are more attuned than ever to managing the evolving threats to their businesses. Reliance Risk is well placed to help.
About Reliance Risk
Established in 2007, Reliance Risk has grown to be the pre-eminent risk management consultancy in Australasia. With staff across Australia, they work with clients throughout the region providing specialist experience across sport, entertainment, venue and event industries.
Their team of consultants and event safety specialists support clients in event and enterprise risk management, work health & safety, business continuity, emergency management and crisis management. Their risk management software, RiskSense101 is used by venues and event organisers throughout New Zealand and Australia. They also provide on ground compliance support with their event safety division.
About Adam Lynch
Adam has spent his career in the venues, major events and tourism industry. His previous roles include Chief Operating Officer at Hobbiton Movie Set, Head of Operations at Venues Wellington, Operations Manager at Spark Arena, Auckland; and Operations Manager at Vbase in Christchurch. Adam has a particular passion for health and safety, building organisational resilience, business continuity and emergency management.