No more business as usual

Risk Leaders 2017: Behaviour, technology and political upheaval

Calendar Thursday 23 November 2017, 09:00 - 17:00
Location Con Inmarsat Conference Centre, London, EC1Y 1AX
Pound _18x 22

Registration is now closed. 

Risk Leaders 2017 is now over. The 2018 date will be announced soon.

In the meantime, please feel free to download the speaker presentations: 

Check out pictures from on the day.   

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Watch videos from Risk Leaders: 

Prof. Howard Kunreuther explores why we underprepare for disasters Professor Mervyn King discusses sustainability, business and risk


Watch senior risk professionals share their risk leaders stories:

Caroline Wehrle, CMRIM from Diageo shares her IRM story Tolu Coker, Group Risk & Compliance Manager, Ultra Electronics shares her story
Richard James, Head of Risk at Direct Rail Services/Risk Manager at NDA shares his story
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Howard Kunreuther: Wharton Business School

Our keynote speaker, Howard Kunreuther, is the James G. Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy and codirector, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Learn more about Howard and Wharton here »

8th Annual Risk Leaders Conference

There is no more ‘business as usual’.

The recent past has seen political and social upheaval, together with change enabled by technology, which has forced us to re-examine some basic assumptions about the world we live in. We have seen fractures appearing in the European Union, the rise of populism and challenges to the ‘truth’ of the mainstream news agenda. What can be perceived as repeated failures and scandals have led to a loss of trust in ‘experts’ and a questioning of the motivations and ability of companies, organisations and institutions to deliver on their objectives as well as fulfil their role as good global citizens.

Given the increased volatility of the external environment, how should boards approach their governance and risk management responsibilities? What can be done to help organisations instil the behaviours at all levels that will meet the needs of stakeholders and enhance reputation?

This year’s Risk Leaders conference will focus on how corporate and individual behaviour affects the ability of organisations to manage their risks, particularly in the context of the widespread political and technological changes that have been rapidly evolving across the world.

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Please note: Registration is now closed. 

Conference chair



Conference Chair Profile Sue Saville   Panellist Caroline Wehrle

Keynote speakers

Keynote Speaker Profile Prof M E King   Keynote Speaker Profile Trevor Llanwarne
Keynote Speaker Profile Ian Barlow   Keynote Speaker Profile Howard Kunreuther

About the Institute of Risk Management

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is the leading professional body for enterprise risk management. We provide globally recognised qualifications and training, publish research and guidance and set professional standards. IRM members work in many roles, in all industries and across the public, private and not for profit sectors across the world. We are independent and not for profit.