Anthony Wilson is the Founder of Proximity Risk & Assurance, a niche consultancy focussed on equipping front line business employees with the training and skills to perform their role in risk management.
As a professional who is also dedicated to assisting the community, he combines his passion for aviation by piloting his Beechcraft, making Angel Flights to assist those requiring urgent medical attention. He flies them from remote areas in NSW to cities where they receive the medical care they need.
We have a fascinating conversation about his career journey, risk management and what it takes to be a successful risk professional.
Over the past 10 years, Anthony was the General Manger of Risk & Safety and then the Chief Audit Executive at Woolworths Limited.
He holds a Masters degree in Management (MGSM) and a Masters in Risk Management (UNSW) and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
He is a founding member of the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Australasia, a member of the Risk Management Institution of Australasia, a non-executive Director of the Woolworths Employees Credit Union and Chair of its Board Governance and Remuneration Committee.
Anthony has been involved in establishing core capabilities in key areas such as Procurement, Acquisitions, Licensing, Program Management and the establishment of Enterprise Risk Management.
Proximity Risk & Assurance focuses on assisting organisations to realise their true potential through great risk management – protecting and creating value.
Anthony’s top tips for success:
- Keep learning
- Appreciate the great people you work with