The Protecht software, known as Protecht.ERM and branded as SHIELD within the NRL, accommodates the NRL’s existing risk assessment methodology while also enabling it to link back to a "central risk and control library".
The software also allows risks to be assessed across multiple departments within the NRL and then aggregated through comprehensive reports and dashboards.
“Risk management is a critical component of decision making for all companies and particularly so for high profile organisations such as the NRL,” said David Bergmark, chief executive and co-founder of Protecht.
Protecht says the strength of the software has assisted the NRL to examine its enterprise risk and referred to as all of game risk in a more comprehensive approach that considers all aspects of the business.
The partnership with Protecht has enabled the NRL to identify, assess and mitigate risk in a more structured and practical manner, but importantly, allowed the executive team to track progress and assess the impact of controls.
“Protecht has given us a system that allows us to quantify risk across the full spectrum of the game,” said Luke Sullivan, the NRL's Work, Health and Safety manager.
“It makes risk measurable and provides us with a clear net risk position.”
The NRL also says Protecht has helped it better understand and quantify its strategic risk particularly related to the game’s growth from grassroots to Telstra Premiership.