Richard works with boards to advise them on how best to organise themselves to address the risk challenge. He also regularly develops and delivers training programmes for boards and their organisations.
Richard’s clients have spanned major FTSE100 organisations to small family owned businesses. Over his career, he has worked in the commercial, government and third sectors encompassing financial services as well as oil & gas, hotel & leisure, manufacturing, engineering and retail. Richard was Chairman of the Institute of Risk Management. A Chartered Accountant by training, Richard was a partner in Coopers & Lybrand and subsequently PwC where he led the Strategic Risk group in Europe, The Middle East and Africa. Richard has also worked for a variety of risk practices, including recently setting up AndersonRisk.
There is a school of thought amongst some risk managers that risk management is really simple. I simply do not buy that. Our lives are complicated, our businesses are complicated. Information travels across the globe to different parts of a business at an incredible speed. Companies need to think about risk across all moving parts of the business, which makes managing risk very complex.