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Ansvar appoints Hetty Johnston AM to lead Safeguarding Risk Management Strategy

July 14, 2021

Ansvar Insurance (Ansvar) is pleased to announce the appointment of Hetty Johnston AM to lead Safeguarding Risk Management Strategy.

Hetty’s appointment supports Ansvar’s ongoing commitment to improving risk management and insurance solutions across the Care, Community, Education and Faith sectors.

A highly regarded expert and advocate for child protection and safeguarding, Hetty founded the Braveheart’s Foundation, Australia’s leading child protection organisation, and has been instrumental in inspiring positive change on key issues including education, health, and child safety.

Hetty joins Ansvar’s specialist Risk Team to support brokers and clients in understanding the complexity of Physical and Sexual Abuse (PSA) risks, particularly in organisations that care for those most vulnerable in our community.


Warren Hutcheon, CEO, Ansvar, comments;

“Everyone has the right to be safe as they go about their daily lives, even if they are in the care of an organisation. This is why Ansvar is so passionate about supporting organisations in implementing an effective safeguarding strategy.

As we know, safeguarding doesn’t just happen — it requires focus on critical risk factors, increased awareness of the right strategies to adopt, solid governance, and risk management.

At Ansvar, we pride ourselves on having a unique understanding of the risks, challenges and insurance requirements within our core sectors. We work with our brokers and clients to help organisations implement management practices that mitigate these risks, resulting in a safer community.

Hetty Johnston’s significant experience in safeguarding will be instrumental as we continue to support our brokers and clients in developing tailored risk and insurance solutions.’’


Hetty Johnston AM comments on looking forward to working with Ansvar;

“I’m really excited to be working with the Ansvar team, and am confident we can achieve a lot together. Ansvar is committed to making a difference, and combined with my passion and experience, we can help organisations create a safer environment for those who are vulnerable within our community.”

 “My number one priority when I founded Braveheart’s was the safety of all children — this has not changed, it has just developed — today, I am more focused than ever on playing a lead role in helping organisations understand safeguarding’’

To provide further support, Ansvar will develop safeguarding advice, resources and tools, supported by webinars and other educational forums, led by Hetty Johnston and the wider Risk Team.


Anthony Black, National Care Practice Leader, Ansvar, comments on the importance of safeguarding;

“It’s not just the right thing to do — it’s a prerequisite for any organisation providing care for others. We know that safeguarding requires critical consideration. This is why we’ve developed specific risk management solutions backed by of one of Australia’s most renowned experts, Hetty Johnston.’’

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