Richard Evans of PADI Asia Pacific receives Prestigious Risk Management Award

As part of the OZTeK Dive Conference & Exhibition, Richard Evans – Manager of Risk Management at PADI Asia Pacific – was presented with an award to acknowledge his Exceptional Contributions to the Growth & Development of Recreational Diving. Richard received the award during the OZTeK Gala Dinner held in Darling Harbour, Sydney, on Sunday 15th March. Over 200 attendees from the technical and recreational diving industry were present at the dinner to mark the culmination of the two day event.

Richard Evans Risk ManagementRichard has a long and distinguished risk management career including working in law enforcement in California, USA, for a number of years. Richard has worked for PADI for over 25 years, from three different offices around the world, and has overseen PADI’s risk management, quality management and diving related incidents. His responsibilities include attending court in support of PADI Members and acting as a liaison and appointed counsel for PADI Members, speaking both the language of diving and the law. In 2006, Richard also received another significant award from DAN Asia Pacific for his Contribution to Diver Safety.

Over the years, Richard has conducted hundreds of risk management and quality management seminars for thousands of PADI Members and industry attendees from around the world. Richard has also developed three popular risk management videos for the dive industry; The Duty of Care, Rush Hour, and Guided Dive. All these videos have benefited PADI Members in the area of risk management.

“I’m passionate about scuba diving and I’m also passionate about diver safety”, Richard explains. “The OZTeK award belongs to PADI Members for all the hard work they put into safe diving practices every day”.

Please join PADI in congratulating Richard on this fantastic achievement.

PADI conducts numerous PADI Risk Management Seminars throughout the year for PADI Members and key industry stakeholders. PADI also conduct Risk Management Seminars by webinar on a quarterly basis for PADI Members. Assistance for PADI Members for any Risk Management enquiries is available by contacting Mike Holme or +61 9454 2840, Alex Boulton or +61 9454 2845, or Richard Evans or +61 9454 2841.

Contact PADI Asia Pacific for more information on +61 2 9454 2888 or email

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