Rudder recognised at State Risk Conference


Singleton Council General Manager Jason Linnane has paid tribute to his team member, WHS Advisor Jenny Rudder, after she was recognised at the 2019 Risk Management Conference today with the highly coveted 2019 AFM Scholarship.

As the winning applicant, Jenny will have the opportunity to visit the FM Global SimZone; a one-of-a-kind learning environment near Boston in the USA, to advance her knowledge of leading property loss prevention measures while participating in hands-on activities to further understanding of property loss prevention techniques.

Mr Linnane said the scholarship was well-deserved recognition for Council’s Integrated Risk Management team for their commitment to mitigating risk across the organisation.

“Jenny has a distinguished career in workplace health and safety and we are extremely fortunate to have her as part of our Integrated Risk Management team here at Singleton Council,” he said.

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime for Jenny to visit America and experience engaging and hands-on training at a world-leading facility.

“Not only will this be an incredible experience for her personally, it will do wonders to further promote our risk management culture here at Council.

“This tops off an absolutely incredible week for us here at Council — earning gold accreditation with Mental Health First Aid Australia, two risk management awards announced yesterday and today’s accolade — it just goes to show that here at Singleton Council we have great people and great systems that are industry-leading and effective.

“Jen’s application required her to submit an essay to explain how Council is protecting property from peril, and she focused on the brilliant work our people are doing to improve our flood risk management plan.

“Jen follows in the footsteps of our Manager of Integrated Risk Management, Deborah McDonald, who was a recipient of the scholarship in 2015, and we are incredibly proud of Jen’s achievement and look forward to her bringing back a wealth of knowledge and understanding in the property loss prevention space.”