RiskTalk was born out of an understanding that the traditional method of assessing risk in the field was frustrating and inefficient, and therefore also very dis-engaging. After years of thinking this was the "best" way, Stuart Farquharson came to the conclusion that there simply had to be a better way, and that utilising voice technology might just be it. Fast forward a number of years, countless product iterations and customer interviews...RiskTalk was released to the public and continues to evolve as the product you love now and the product that helps you achieve excellence in the future.
Stuart started his career working for large mining organisations (Fortescue Metals Group and Rio Tinto) as a safety professional improving safe systems of work. His passion was in ammonium nitrate blasting where he wrote his dissertation for his masters on improving blast completion and reducing Nitrous Oxide exposure. Stuart then took his experience to improve safety systems in a range of industries from road construction to rail and utilities with a large focus on behavioural based safety. Stuart has since found a niche in the heavy industry market (mining, oil and gas, construction and infrastructure) by developing innovative voice-driven safety technology to influence and guide behaviour on the ground and produce world-leading data and indicators. Stuart believes that safety is an outcome of good work which means that you need to increase efficiency and engagement with intuitive tools to produce the best outcomes for your people.
David is a RiskTalk co-founder and is the head of technology and product. After creating his first e-commerce business at 17 (all the way back in 2002), David worked in banking in Australia and the UK, before returning to Australia and switching back into e-commerce and web development/digital marketing. After six years running his own digital agency, David joined the other co-founders of RiskTalk and began an amazing journey in voice technology and software applications for safety. A lover of wine, whisky, beer and coffee...Dave's always keen for a chat! Don't hesitate to reach out!
Mrs Mofokeng joined Aurecon South Africa Pty Ltd at the time in 2008 with a MSc Wastewater Treatment qualification from the University of Cape Town. She obtained her professional registration in 2013. In that year, she was promoted to Associate Director and was made Technical Director for the Purification Unit in 2014. She left Aurecon to join GIBB Pty Ltd in 2016 to embrace the challenge of running a national water business as a Technical Executive. She has extensive experience in the feasibility planning, design, construction and commissioning of multi million dollars wastewater treatment projects. She’s to enroll for a PhD in 2020 to investigate the sustainability of water, food and energy nexus.
Julian is a financial and commercial corporate executive with extensive experience in technology development, manufacturing and construction. His core focus to date has been in the water and renewable energy sectors. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant having qualified with KPMG in Ireland, where after he spent 8 years in London as a corporate finance professional. He has since held positions as Chief Financial Officer for several companies including Bluewater Bio (UK) and the SAME Water Group (RSA). He is currently engaged with Riparian Corporate Advisory as a deal principal advising on water, energy and technology transactions.