Riaan joined the Board of Essential Personnel in 2020. He is a lawyer specialising in dispute resolution over a range of industry sectors, including the construction and infrastructure, mineral and resources, oil and gas, transport, logistics and textile industries.  His day to day activities primarily revolve around the management of risks, and he has a particular focus on construction, as well as joint venture and insurance-related litigation.

He has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide to Leading Lawyers in Western Australia and also completed various courses on leadership, practice management, business development and marketing (including Huthwaite, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Gordon Institute of Business and NIDA). He has also studied at the University of Sydney and Melbourne University.

Riaan has a particular interest in corporate governance and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also serves on the council of a prominent WA private school, where he is also the chairman of the Governance and Policy Committee. 

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