Midlands (UK)

Meets throughout the year to host special events for IRM members. 

Future events

Risk Management & Career Development
Many people do not set out to become risk managers. Yet the importance of qualifications or getting relevant experience will influence how effective you are as a risk manager so maintaining industry knowledge is key. But post qualifications, what’s next? How do you develop your risk skills? How do you maintain skills that are relevant to the risk profession? This two hour webinar will explore these issues from what the IRM offer in terms of qualifications and CPD activity, but will explore how senior risk leaders have maximised opportunities to become a risk leader. We will also explore what the recruitment of risk professionals looks like and what employees are looking for.

More details on speakers and joining information to follow.

Date: September 2020
Time: TBC
Location:  Online only

Past events

Strategic resilience: driving competitive advantage

Date: Monday 14 October 2019
Time: 9:00am (for 9.30 start) to 15:30 with networking after the event

PWC, Cornwall Court, 19 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DT

The event will be supported by PWC who are hosting the event at their Birmingham office


Emerging risk and horizon scanning 

Date: Thursday 11 April 2019
Time: 9:00am (for 9.15 start) to 13:00

Town Hall, Ground floor, Severn Trent Centre, 2 St John's Street, Coventry, CV1 2LZ

Coventry is the nearest railway station approx 10 min walk. Car parking available at New Union St, Coventry CV1 2HN. Click here to view the map. 



Risk Measurement

Date: Monday 19 November 2018
Time: 9am (for 9.15 start) to midday 
Location:  HSBC UK Headquarters, 1 Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 1HQ 


IRM Midlands Regional Group Meeting

Date: 18th April 2018
Time: 13:00 to 16:00 (please do not arrive before 12:30)
Location:  Wesleyan Assurance Society (Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham B4 6AR)


  • Zulfana Bagum, Risk Analyst (Conduct Risk and Business Resilience) at the Wesleyan Assurance Society:  Implementing a framework for managing Conduct Risk across Wesleyan Group of Companies.
  • Stewart Pritchard, Head of Conduct Risk Framework at the Paragon Banking Group: Conduct Risk: Isn’t this just TCF?
  • John Thirlwell: Do you have the right culture? If not, what can you do about it?


Cyber Risk and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Date: 20th July 2017
Time: 09:00 - 11:30 (please do not arrive before 08:30)
Location:  EY Office, No.1 Colmore Square, Birmingham, B4 6HQ
Contact: For enquiries: events@theirm.org


  • Noriswadi Ismail, Senior Manager UKI Cybersecurity, Privacy and Resilience Ernst & Young LLP: GDPR; Marketplace Challenges

  • Christopher Dehame-Hare CIRM, Chair of Midlands RIG, Risk Analyst (Insights) at the Solicitors Regulation Authority: Consumer Protection, Cyber Crime: a regulatory perspective.

  • Michael Hughes, Partner with Haines Watts, (leading the Governance, Risk and Compliance practice), Board of Directors of ISACA: A background to the Cyber Risks all organisations are facing, common cyber threats and ways to mitigate cyber risks.

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Group contact details

Group Chair:
Chris Dehame-Hare

Susan Howlett
Sharan Kandola

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