Our People


Jean-Marc is a Director and National Head of Risk Advisory. Jean-Marc is specialised in providing risk advisory services, including internal audit, risk management, compliance audit, market audit, national greenhouse energy reporting audit and alliance audit. Jean-Marc has over 25 years of experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors as well as the corporate sector, including significant experience with public transport, infrastructure, regulatory bodies, energy and mining industries and international groups.

Jean-Marc Imbert is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions Jean-Marc provides

Jean-Marc assists clients in the following areas:

  • operationally focussed internal audit and risk assessment of government bodies and major corporate entities
  • audit of complex IT infrastructure including assessment of compliance with the rules for the electricity market and assessing meter data providers compliance with defined service level agreements
  • system audit and data integrity audit of public transport smart card ticketing system ('Myki')
  • security, audit and controls and supply chain efficiency audits (including SAP and Oracle)
  • regulatory compliance audits for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) and other regulatory bodies
  • commercial reviews of business units, productivity and efficiency reviews, process mapping and business process re-engineering

Significant projects

Jean-Marc is the national head of the Risk  Advisory services practice and also a member of RSM International Risk Advisory Services Centre of Excellence Committee where he acts as the Asia-Pacific liaison partner for RSM in Europe and North America.

Major clients include Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd, Places Victoria, Public Transport Victoria, Incitec Pivot Ltd, Jarden International Ltd, OSI Foods Inc, Clean Energy Regulator and the VCGLR.

Professional associations

  • Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors in Australia
  • Category 2 registered greenhouse and energy auditor


  • Bachelor of Business

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #13

1 September 2022
It is now more critical than ever that businesses take responsibility for, and shape the impact they have on the environment, their community, and stakeholders. Putting sustainable and responsible practices at the heart of the business is fast becoming a pivotal requirement for regulators, investors, and other stakeholders. While profit will, inevi...

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #12

31 August 2022
I recently sat down with two ASX listed Board Directors to discuss the board’s role in integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into business performance. Overwhelming, we concluded that Boards of Directors can help their companies incorporate elements of ESG into overall strategy by defining short- and long-term objectives...

Explorer to Producer: Australia’s Mining Regeneration

3 May 2022
A report by RSM on Australia’s modern miners The pace of change, the range of issues faced by Australia’s new generation of exploration and development companies on their journey to production,and the outlook for the sector, are all explored in this report. It also looks at the developments and trends altering Australia’s mineral explor...

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #11

14 March 2022
We hope that this edition of the Risk Insider finds you well. The current circumstances that we are faced with are unprecedented and devastating. We want to take this opportunity to extend our support to any businesses that have been affected during this time

Now is the time to refresh your risk management practices

19 January 2021
In 2020, we witnessed many high-profile organisations on the front page of newspapers due to poor risk management practice. So, what can you do to prevent your organisation from the same failings in 2021? Based on our experience, most organisations identify their risks and opportunities well. However, they fail to evaluate and understand whether...

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #6

24 November 2020
It turns out this month's US election will bring an era of significant changes to address the pandemic, expand domestic health care, modernise infrastructure and adopt expansionary fiscal policy—all of which will define the economic policy landscape over the next two years. And it seems the ASX agrees with those sentiments, with renewed confidence only seen prior to the pandemic.

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #5

29 July 2020
Audit Committees, Senior Executives and Boards need to understand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on internal controls. The pandemic has caused many to transition to a work-from-home arrangement, and your most important internal controls may not have kept pace with these rapid process changes. Now is the time to ensure that any issues with underlying transactions, data or controls are identified and corrected, to prevent misappropriation or fraudulent activities.

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #4

30 April 2020
As Australians are beginning to gain confidence in the response to the coronavirus, which has caused widespread disruption for the last few months, public conversation is quickly and rightly swinging to economic recovery. We will watch carefully the impact this has on economic recovery as restrictions begin to be unwound. Our clients need us now, as we face this crisis together. Drawing on our experience during the global financial crisis, we know that taking early and decisive action to manage risks is critical. 

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #3

3 February 2020
The bushfires have had a devastating impact with 25 people killed in NSW and thousands of homes damaged. Now, the government of NSW has announced an independent six-month inquiry into the bushfires which will examine causes as well as the preparedness and response. It is expected that the inquiry would consider how climate change, human activity and other factors had contributed to the blazes.

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #2

31 October 2019
Middle market businesses, government and the not-for-profit sector need to proactively leverage technology and data to achieve business and strategic goals. Failure to do this could lead to falling behind the competition or not meeting stakeholder expectations. 

Risk Insider Newsletter - Edition #1

31 July 2019
Welcome to our first edition of Risk Insider. Recently we have seen some interesting developments around the world that have redefined how companies and government entities view risks. It has been a busy period for risk and compliance professionals. There have been a significant number of changes that Boards, Chief Executive Officers and Chief Risk Officers have had to deal with which has accelerated change and the need to access the right risk and compliance advisors has never been as strong. 

ASX corporate governance principles (fourth edition)

15 May 2019
Culture, values and trust What's happening? The fourth edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles was released on 27 February 2019. For companies with a 30 June year end it comes into effect 30 June 2021. What's changed? The eight principles remain in place but there are now 35 recommendat...

Political bid to restore confidence in Murray Darling Basin Authority

1 August 2017
Farmers need greater clarity around what constitutes ‘appropriate compliance’ with Murray Darling Basin Authority water use regulations, before the findings of a badly needed review initiated by the Turnbull government are made public later this year, warns RSM Australia. Revelations within an ABC documentary, which aired last week, tha...

AEMO report on the South Australian blackout

28 April 2017
On Tuesday 28 March 2017, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) released its fourth and final report into South Australia's September blackout with the conclusion that overly sensitive settings in some wind farms resulted in the statewide blackout. It also found the intermittent nature of wind was not to blame for the statewide blackout. Hen...

The emergence of Blockchain- what you need to know!

28 April 2017
Blockchain is one of the more exciting—and more misunderstood—emerging technologies.  It essentially offers a decentralized ledger of all transactions across a network.  When a transaction occurs, everyone on the network knows about it.  It is tamper-proof and virtually instantaneous.  This can have a real disruptive impl...

Women on Boards - Digital literacy for Boards

20 December 2016
A panel discussion moderated by Catherine Walter AM with speakers Lyndsey Cattermole and Susan Oliver. Digital disruption is now more than just using Facebook or Twitter as a marketing tool, yet this is what tends to still typically dominate the "technology" discussion at the Board table. Facebook and Twitter are fashions, and while so...

5 key risks companies should monitor in 2016

25 May 2016
Plan now to address employment, inflation, currency, cybersecurity and vendor risks Australian GDP expanded by 0.6 percent in the December quarter of 2015, as compared to a revised 1.1 percent increase in the previous quarter. While the 0.7 percent growth in final consumption expenditure contributed positively to the expansion, private investmen...

5 key risks companies should monitor in 2016

25 May 2016
Plan now to address employment, inflation, currency, cybersecurity and vendor risks Australian GDP expanded by 0.6 percent in the December quarter of 2015, as compared to a revised 1.1 percent increase in the previous quarter. While the 0.7 percent growth in final consumption expenditure contributed positively to the expansion, private investmen...

Women on boards - Demographic change: How do boards respond?

23 May 2016
A panel discussion moderated by Sue O’Connor With panelists Jane Hemstritch, Sylvia Falzon and Rita Harris Demographic change is a key megatrend that is affecting all organisations. Board members need to ensure that they and their organisations are methodically assessing the facts, testing their assumptions and responding t...

Women on Boards - Personal brand with Margaret Jackson AC

16 December 2015
The following is a synopsis of Margaret Jackson's presentation from our October 2015 Melbourne Women on Boards lunch. Bold. Brave. A risk-taker. Intelligent. Determined. Tenacious. Courageous. A trailblazer. A woman of great integrity. These are some of the words that are often used by others to describe Margaret Jackson AC. Ask...

Managing change at board and executive level

10 August 2015
RSM recently held a lunch featuring a panel including Paula Dwyer, Professor Judith Sloan and Fiona McGauchie with Catherine Walter as MC to discuss how to manage change at board and executive level. This is a synopsis of the event. Change for corporations in all sectors is continuous, constant and complex. The reality is that many listed, gover...

Provision of ACCC undertaking audit services

RSM provides Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) undertaking audit services and has been engaged as the independent auditor for numerous ACCC undertaking audit engagements from 2006 to date. We have developed a strong appreciation of the ACCC’s expectations in relation to the conduct and reporting of these audits. Undert...