Bringing more than two decades of international board experience both as an executive director and non-executive for a major listed companies, mid-caps, start-ups and not for profits, with a focus on risk management, corporate governance and strategy.
As an Executive Director in blue chip firms, balancing the competing challenges of day-to-day management and the longer-term, strategically oriented business decisions created challenges, while also bringing insights and an appreciation of the impact board decisions have on an organisation’s culture, operational execution and the successful pursuit of objectives.
As a non-executive director, it takes a different mindset to bring insight, challenge and independence of mind to deliver value and results in the boardroom. Leveraging a successful executive career combined with a passion for risk management and good governance brings greater insight, clarity and accountability to my boardroom roles.
Advising boards is about being a mentor and sounding board, filling performance gaps and bridging the board’s capability gaps by providing them with the expertise they need to perform.
Key competencies and board practice specialities include:
Transformation, including Digital
CRO, Risk Committees, Risk Framework
Risk, Audit, Strategy Committees
Business Continuity Management
A member of the Institute of Directors (IoD).
Risk & Governance, Board Advisory
A globally recognised risk management leader with a record for building risk capability and culture in organisations of all sizes and across all sectors.
The work I have undertaken has brought risk management, governance and strategic insights to many organisations around the world and includes working with Boards and Executive teams in helping them to understand risk, align risk-taking with strategy, and how effective enterprise risk management (ERM) and governance drive bottom results and corporate value.
Establishing entire risk management functions and structures, setting up Risk Committees and the CRO / Risk Director function, organisational risk profile, policy development, establishing risk appetite, conducting risk maturity assessments and building organisational resilience are just some examples of client work completed for energy, banking, technology, engineering & construction and healthcare clients in all corners of the globe.
In addition, I’m regularly sought after by a number of organisations to share my experience and expertise in developing board members’ skills and capabilities notably in risk, governance and strategy, as a course facilitator and leader.
Key competencies and practice specialities include:
Board & Enterprise Risk Reviews
Governance Structure reviews and structures
Risk Committee development, reviews and advisory
Risk Maturity Assessments and gap analysis
Organisational Resilience & Business Continuity Management.
I’m a Global Ambassador and a past Regional Group Chair for the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and recognised as a thought leader within the global risk management community.
A large part of my career has been involved in setting and executing strategy for organisations both as an executive and as a member of the board.
From a boardroom perspective setting and overseeing the strategy is perhaps the most important aspect of what a director does.
For executives having the right level of input, insight, support and direction in executing the strategy are all critical elements of success.
Strategy is just as important to a blue chip firm with a large budget and high risk appetite as it is to a start up with a good idea and a committed team of enthusiastic entrepreneurs watching every last dollar.
Some of the strategy initiatives throughout my career include major transformation programmes, diversification initiatives, acquisitions and mergers, divestments, small and mid cap growth strategies, and turn-arounds of failing business units and businesses.
The one common theme is succeeding is a shared vision and a string belief in what an organisation sets out to do.
I bring insight and clarity to organisations by supporting them with the competency and confidence they need to succeed.
Board Training Courses
Ensuring an organisation’s capabilities are keeping apace with the needs of a quickly changing business environment means staying up to date with the latest thinking, trends and practices.
Transferring knowledge and sharing my business experiences as part of developing individual and organisational capabilities is the key to maximising an organisation’s chances for success.
Main areas of client work includes structured courses delivered both online and on-site:
Corporate Governance and Risk for Boards and NEDs
Introduction to Risk Management
Risk & Enterprise Risk Management
Energy Risk Management
Project & Programme Risk Management
Third Party Risk Management & The Extended Enterprise