27 February 2014, The Grand Connaught Rooms, London, UK
It is my deepest pleasure to be part of these prestigious awards. Having the awards to promote and recognise risk management talents from all across the world is most timely. There is increasing recognition on the important role of risk management in securing business sustainability. This is an opportunity that should not be missed as the awards are organised by The Institute of Risk Management (IRM), the world’s leading enterprise-wide risk education provider. I look forward to receiving thoughts and ideas from brilliant and great risk management talents who will share with us their achievements and inspire us with their success stories.
I feel proud to be part of the judging panel for these prestigious awards because, as a resilience professional, I recognise the importance of driving forward excellence in risk management and fostering innovation in this field. It is also a great honour for the City of London to be hosting the judging day (in association with the IRM) in the heart of the Square Mile.
I am affiliated with IRM and take a great interest in the development of effective risk management practice.
I am pleased to help the risk profession recognise emerging talent and to share innovative practice.
Living on the Pacific Ring of Fire and in the Roaring Forties, New Zealanders have always had a keen sense of risk – a sense recently tested by the devastating destruction of the nation’s second city. Aside from nature, the rapid pace of human development brings with it new and previously unrecognised risks. The importance of sound risk management therefore cannot now be overstated. I am very pleased to be asked to be a judge for IRM’s awards as I see the awards as an excellent way to assist the development of risk management for the benefit of society.
With risk management gaining increasing prominence and column inches as the profession proves its importance, the time is right for IRM to launch its new Risk Management Journalism Award. It is a privilege and an honour to be able to help celebrate those who write about risk with precision and poise.
I have been in the Risk Business for over 30 years. I have personally seen the results of poor risk management – from exploding oil platforms to collapsing banks, and have wondered how intelligent organisations could have got it all so horribly wrong. At the same time I have also worked with risk professionals who have recognised and managed risk in such a way as to make it all look so deceptively easy. It will be my very real pleasure to help judge the entries and I very much look forward to meeting the winners in 2013!
Risk management is a combination of identification, assessment, quantification, alignment (with other risks), treatment and monitoring. With a history of focusing on transfer only , which is only a small percentage of the overall work of a risk manager, it is time we put emphasis on the real objective of risk management; namely shareholder value. By creating the global risk management awards the IRM have given us the opportunity to support those risk managers who champion true risk management. By being a judge I hope to give support to those individuals who are fighting and challenging older, more traditional, systems and help them take risk management to the next level:- Risk balance sheets and shareholder value.
In today’s increasingly complex world I strongly believe in the importance of continuing education in the field of risk management. IRM has been successful both in promoting risk management education and in increasing international awareness of the role of risk managers. I am pleased to able to contribute to these ongoing endeavours in a small way by serving as a judge for IRM’s Global Risk Awards 2013.
Risk Management is one of the truly global business disciplines and best practice is not a regional or country matter anymore. Risk Managers are all part of the global Risk Management community and are willing to share their advice and best-practice tips with one another. As a Risk Practitioner with a truly global background, having practised the discipline of risk management on 4 different continents and in more than 20 countries, I have a vested interest to constantly try and find the best international methods and methodologies in the discipline of Risk. I therefore also have the requisite experience to be able to evaluate and judge international risk management awards.
I was delighted when asked by IRM to be a judge of these prestigious awards. I think it is very important that we take the time to celebrate innovation and excellence in our profession.
Risk taking is inevitable in each organization to achieve its objectives and becomes more difficult in our very volatile world. So building and applying a risk aware culture and management is important. This not only means establishing a risk management framework, but most importantly embedding risk management in all activities, processes, procedures and projects, adapted to the sector, size, culture of the organization. As such risk management is becoming a fundamental part of doing business. And as a judge I can further follow up and evaluate the realization of these interesting evolutions in the risk management discipline.
I am a recent member of the Institute of Risk Management and have been impressed by the leadership it exerts and the high standards of quality it holds itself to. I am convinced that IRM Global Risk Awards will be significant and contribute to instil the will to become best in class within the international risk management profession. Therefore, it was both a pleasure and an honour to accept to be a judge for the first edition of the awards.
Risk management and especially enterprise risk management is finally getting the attention it deserves by senior management and governance experts. I am very excited at what is evolving both in academia and in practice and these awards will help promote and reward advancements in this critical area. I see forum this as an opportunity to help identify and assess those who most deserve recognition and am pleased to participate in this way.
Recognising and rewarding talent allows excellence and best practice to flourish and provides an opportunity for reflection, sharing and learning.
These awards are an important influence in the development of the field of risk management and I’m proud to be part of the judging panel.
I have long been an advocate of the IRM; I am conscious of the work it does to promote risk management as a profession. I have seen the practical benefits of this throughout my work at Zurich and at a regional level, being a former Chair of the Midlands’ Forum. I was also fortunate to be the recipient of the Risk Management Newcomer Award in 2013. It is a great pleasure and honour to help judge the 2014 Awards, which I am sure will be as successful and as highly subscribed as in previous years.
Celebrating successful value creation through risk management is part of the Risk Doctor mission to encourage effective risk-taking, and those who have overcome significant challenges while managing risk deserve special recognition.
Over the last four decades I have been privileged to cover and comment on the major business issues facing the City of London, UK and the world. Much has changed during this time and while the world is no less risky than it was in the 1970s, the business environment is more complex and interconnected than ever before. It has been interesting to see the development of the risk management profession to help address this increased complexity. I am very much looking forward to judging this inaugural Risk Management Journalism Award.
I’m delighted to be one of the judges at the Global Risk Awards 2014. As the risk management profession has developed and gained recognition by industry in recent years, we have also seen risk related issues gaining greater prominence in the news agenda.
It is exciting that we have a new dedicated risk management journalism award for 2014 to recognise excellence in risk management journalism.
Kevin Knight FIRM, Australia
I am very pleased to be involved with the judging of the IRM’s Global Risk Awards and look forward to seeing entries from around the world demonstrating that excellence in risk management really does make a difference to the success of organisations.
I am very pleased and honoured that I have been invited to represent the City of London in a judging capacity for the 2014 Global risk awards and to host the judging day at one of our wonderful locations in the City in association with IRM.
When offered the opportunity to participate as a judge in the evaluation process for the IRM awards I accepted with gratitude both as an academic and a risk-management professional.
It is clear that our trade, more than a job, is turning into an essential branch of the science of management as well as becoming a profession. However the process for the development of a true profession established at par with lawyers, accountant, medical practitioners and even underwriter, is still underway.
This is why initiatives based on the recognition by peers of excellence in achievements of risk management efforts are so important at this stage of the game; this is why I am a proud supporter of the IRM Awards.
I am excited to be a judge for the Global Risk Awards. Excellence and innovation by risk practitioners who are able to demonstrate value and contribute to the performance of their organization should be recognized. These leaders move the whole profession and practice forward by their example.
I am really excited about being a judge for the IRM awards. It is a great opportunity to promote and give more visibility to the talent and recent innovation in the risk management arena.
I believe that risk management is an interdisciplinary practice that requires both practical knowledge and meticulous analysis. With my consultancy and research experience in enterprise risk management in cross-cultural situations under a global business environment, I look forward to working with other members in the judging panel to evaluate and seek the most outstanding cases in risk management.
I am glad to have been asked to join the judging panel. The risk management profession has matured over the last few decades from an insurance side-act to a fully fledged profession. IRM has similarly grown to cater for the needs of the profession and the Risk Awards recognise the achievement of profession.
As a Director of the institute I am excited at the opportunity to be involved in the judging of IRM’s Global Risk Awards. I look forward to seeing the high quality entries and celebrating the successes of the winners.
I am pleased to be a judge for the Global Risk Awards and I look forward to seeing how far the boundaries have been pushed by some of our industry’s best practitioners.
I am honoured to be one of the judges for the Risk Management Journalism Award – communicating the intricacies of risk management is vital but difficult, and I am pleased that the institute is promoting good practice in this way.
I was really honoured when I received the proposal to participate as a judge in the 2014 Global Risk Awards and when that is coming from the most respected organisation within the RM industry, it has to be a big yes.