Who we are
Welcome to informed by Planned Cover, a suite of services that gives your business the right tools to embrace the opportunities as well as negotiate the risks in your industry. Developed by one of the construction industry’s foremost risk management teams, informed by Planned Cover offers you:
- A range of flexible learning options to keep you and your staff up to date on industry developments – including in-person seminars and online learning through short courses and webinars, available from the convenience of your desktop or mobile device;
- Attendance certificates and assessment questions to meet the CPD requirements of registration and certification bodies;
- Practice Guides on specific industry topics, such as novation, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and contract termination; and
- Updates on industry developments.
Our parent company IBL Limited, who also owns Planned Cover, has over 40 years experience in managing risks for construction professionals. As part of the Planned Cover team, our informed by Planned Cover Risk Managers have a unique insight into the challenges faced by professionals in the construction industry who are responsible for designing and delivering often complex and demanding projects. Through informed by Planned Cover, our Risk Managers are able to draw on their experience of the construction and insurance industries to provide you with the practical assistance you need to navigate a complex industry.
Meet Our Team
Our online learning short courses, webinars, seminars and other subscriber services are delivered by experienced Risk Managers who draw on their years of work in insurance and construction law to provide you with the practical assistance you need to navigate a complicated industry. Our Risk Managers review over 1500 consultancy agreements each year, giving them unmatched experience in industry expectations of construction professionals. They frequently present Risk Management seminars, informing and educating professionals on subjects such as claims trends and legislative developments. They stay on the front line of legal changes affecting construction professionals and use their knowledge to produce a growing library of informed Practice Guides on topics like building information modeling (BIM), safe design and limitation of liability clauses. From age-old pitfalls like delays, sub-consultant errors and indemnity clauses, to the emerging challenges of safe design and new technologies, our Risk Managers analyse the risks and provide plain English guidance for you and your staff.
The Risk Managers at informed by Planned Cover draw on their legal qualifications to provide education and advice on risk management and insurance. informed by Planned Cover cannot provide legal advice. However, our new partner business informed Lawyers Pty Ltd (ACN 635 862 145) offers legal advice in its specialist area of consultancy agreements. You can find out more on their website.
“The Risk Managers have demonstrated an understanding of our industry and the issues that affect us.”
“The technical support provided by their in-house legal team in risk management advice is invaluable.”
“The regular in-house seminars are a valuable learning tool and a reminder for all our staff.”
Meet the team
Wendy has been a Risk Manager since 2005, providing plain English advice on consultancy agreements, training consultants in risk management, and creating guidance materials on emerging challenges in the construction industry. She has lectured on insurance and risk management at RMIT and the University of Melbourne. Previously, Wendy was a solicitor in the Commercial and Insurance Litigation section of Hunt and Hunt. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1997, and completed a Masters in Construction Law in 2011.
Felicity holds Bachelors degrees in Economics (Social Sciences)(Hons) and Law from Sydney University and was admitted in 2007. Before joining Planned Cover at the start of 2014, Felicity worked in Sydney, Perth and London as a construction litigation lawyer and front end lawyer drafting construction contracts for a number of large construction, architectural and engineering practices. During her years in private practice she also gained experience in insurance, insolvency and personal injury. From this basis of business acumen and legal knowledge, Felicity is able to bring this unique skill set to her role as Risk Manager, to advise on the professional indemnity insurance risks and implications found within contracts as well as inform and present seminars that assist to educate professionals on these risks and how best to manage them.
Filomena holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Monash University and was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2011.
Before joining informed by Planned Cover, Filomena practiced as a solicitor in Commercial Litigation at a Melbourne law firm where she was responsible for managing a broad variety of matters. She is also a director of a small development company in Melbourne.
In her role as Risk Manager with informed, Filomena draws on both her legal and construction experience to advise professionals on the key areas of risk in their practice.
Lisa started her legal career as a corporate property solicitor at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) where she gained extensive experience in large scale development projects, acquisitions and disposals, legal due diligence, and commercial leasing.
In addition to her legal experience, Lisa has undertaken business development roles at Herbert Smith Freehills and Clayton Utz where she gained an in-depth understanding of government tendering. Lisa also lectures and mentors law students who are undertaking their practical legal training.
Her broad experience ensures that she can provide concise and commercial advice, as well as deliver tailored seminars. Lisa was admitted as a solicitor in 2009 and has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland.
Nina holds a Bachelor of Laws(Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from Griffith University and was admitted to practice in 2007.
Prior to joining Planned Cover in 2022, Nina practiced at Schweikert Harris and Thynne and Macartney in Brisbane as part of the commercial litigation team, gaining experience on large scale back end construction disputes. Nina then practiced at SPG Lawyers on the Gold Coast specialising in Body Corporate litigation including Supreme and District Court disputes concerning building and maintenance defects in muti-layered Bodies Corporate on the Gold Coast.
Nina has also worked as Counsel for a Repco Supercars Australia team providing general business advice as well as drafting and reviewing driver, sponsorship and supplier contracts. She is able to draw on her extensive litigation experience as well as her knowledge in dealing with construction clients to identify and minimise insurance risks for our clients.