Damian McMeekin was recently appointed as the acting chair of the IDCARE board. Damian is a senior international risk and issues management consultant, and Senior Counsel at Kroll, the global corporate risk and investigations consultancy. Previously he was Managing Director of CT Intelligence & Insight, the Crosby Textor Group’s Asia Pacific business intelligence company, global head of security at ANZ Bank, and a senior officer in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade managing issues of international security, and political and economic affairs from both international and Australian positions. Damian’s other activity includes Chairing the Australian Security Medals Foundation since 2015, President 2017-2018 of the International Security Management Association, President 2016-2018 of the Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and Board member 2012-2017 including Secretary of the International Banking Security Association. He represented the financial sector previously on Australia’s national Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council. Damian holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne and has considerable expertise in strategic risk management, including geopolitical risks, developed through a diverse number of postings and roles across Asia-Pacific over the past three decades. Damian brings to the role of Director of IDCARE an excellent background in financial services risk, international relations and strategic project delivery.
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New Zealand Relay provides services to help Deaf, hearing impaired, speech impaired, Deafblind and standard phone users communicate with their peers. A TTY user connects to New Zealand Relay via a toll-free number and types their conversation to a Relay Assistant (RA) who then reads out the typed message to a standard phone user (hearing person).
The RA relays the hearing person's spoken words by typing them back to the Textphone (TTY) User.
The National Relay Service (NRS) is an Australian government initiative that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls.
The NRS is available 24 hours a day, every day and relays more than a million calls each year throughout Australia.
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