Best practices for combatting vendor risk post covid-19

Managing vendor risks have become a top priority for organizations, thanks to the pandemic, third-party breaches, geopolitical tensions, business continuity issues and stringent regulatory requirements.

Join this roundtable to discuss the increasing vendor risks organisations are facing due to the pandemic, third-party breaches, geopolitical tensions, business continuity issues and stringent regulatory requirements. 

Aravind Varadharajan

SVP and Managing Director – Asia Pacific


Aravind joined MetricStream in January 2021 as Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Asia Pacific as part of the company’s growth strategy for the region.​

For more than 20 years, Aravind has held multiple senior technology roles with a focus on Asia Pacific and Japan. He spent more than ten years living in Japan and has worked in multiple countries across the region including Australia, South East Asia, Greater China, and India.​

Prior to MetricStream, Aravind held senior roles at Accenture, HP, and DXC Technology. Most recently he was the Managing Sales Director - AAPAC for Cloud & Intelligent Operations for Accenture Technology enabling clients to leverage Technology with a Cloud-First Approach and unlocking the value of the Cloud. This included managing the complex transition to Cloud and New IT infrastructure. ​

Aravind holds an Executive General Management Degree from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and a Masters in Sociology focused on cultural and social change, racial and ethnic diversity, and social inequality.

Pia Chakravarti

Director, Cybersecurity & Digital Trust

PwC Australia

Pia has over 13 years experience in Digital Risk Management, including technology risk and third party risk management as key areas of focus. Pia is the national leader for Third Party Technology / Cyber Risk Management at PwC.

She has worked extensively in the Financial Services sector on large risk projects including leading a number of third party technology risk management engagements - from creating and implementing frameworks, through to ongoing management and assessment of key vendor risks. 

David Clarke

Executive CRO

National Australia Bank

David was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria (as well as the High Court of Australia) in 1998.

David previously worked in the corporate and financial services divisions of Clayton Utz in Sydney, and Linklaters in London and Tokyo, followed by four years in the Financial Services Group of Macquarie Bank in Sydney.

Matthew Chantrell

Director | IRM & GRC Technology

PwC Australia


Discussion highlights include:

  • How the vendor risk landscape is evolving
  • Importance of visibility into vendor risks that could be early warnings 
  • Developing risk management approach in line with business strategy 
  • Leveraging external intelligence for due diligence and continuous monitoring
Who should attend?

Senior level professionals specialising in:

  • Risk
  • Compliance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Audit
  • Compliance
  • Business resilience
  • Operational resilience
  • GRC


Register for this interactive roundtable

While audience participation isn't required, we want this online session to be as interactive as possible and encourage attendees to ask questions and make comments. 

The event is held under Chatham House Rule to allow for an open discussion.